Saturday, November 19, 2011

Invisible Folder For Windows

I know that you know what a folder is, especially for Windows OS users. Most Operating Systems are supporting the folder structuring of making files in order. Probably that's basic but, have you seen an invisible folder? Or did you not think to create one? Well, maybe it would not be that much useful, but how about hiding other files or the private files - like hiding games from your boss - LOL!

Please note that this will NOT encrypt your folder for full protection of your files. It's just like a sneaky folder hidden from the naked eye. This trick is only for Windows OS, haven't tried on other OS though, but I think it still would work but in a different set of keys, I'll look on this later.

Create An Invisible Folder

1. create first a folder (like on Desktop, you can change the location afterwards)

2. right-click on that folder and go to Properties > Customize > Change Icon

3. a window will appear (usually it is opening System32 by default for available icons) if not, go to this location (just copy and paste)

4. select the blank icon (this is the trick for invisible folder icon)

5. click OK and click Apply or OK

6. rename the folder

7. for the invisible filename trick, press
Alt+255 (for Win7 OS)
Alt+160 (for WinXP OS)

That's it. You now have an invisible folder. The hiding trick is just temporary since the contents can still be searched. Also, it may be noticeable viewing from the parent folder, since there would be a blank space when files are arranged.

That character is a space treated by the OS as a character which is different when you directly type it from the keyboard. The ASCII characters are different in number set per OS. For geeks, you can code the ASCII display to know the exact or other characters.


  1. wow this is kinda cool. i like having invisible text on all my desktop folders

  2. trekking your fantastic blog!!! keep it up!



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