Making an Invisible Folder

Ever wanted to store files not for others? Ever afraid that a text file containing your account password might be stolen?

Here is a great trick!
Step 1–> Right-Click on the blank space on the desktop
Step 2–> Click on “New” and click on folder. This should create a new folder on the desktop.
Step 3–> Without pressing enter, type in 0160 in the name field while holding ALT on your keyboard. Don’t worry if you can’t see anything being written. This trick is supposed to work that way.
Step 4–> Release ALT. There will be nothing in the name field.
Step 5–> Press ENTER. Tada! You have a folder with no name.
Step 6–> Make this look more professional. Right-Click on the folder you’ve just made and click properties.
Step 7–> Click “Change Icon” and select a white space while scrolling through the list of icons.
Step 8–> Click OK and wow! You have an invisible folder! Just don’t lose it.


  1. PULKIT KAUSHIK · November 2, 2009

    nice trick.i knew about it before i read your version.there’s one problem though,how do u suppose we delete it?? there’s an error every time i want to delete it.

  2. Aditya · November 2, 2009

    Try renaming the folder to something else.

  3. pulkit.THEGEEK · November 4, 2009

    Er.. and if it get doesn’t renamed then??
    i’ve tried everything but my “DOCUMENTS” (using vista) still has one of these folders.

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