How to Hide a Folder

Do you have a folder that has to be hidden on your computer? Perhaps you have children who are playing on your computer and you need to hide your work, or you have something that you don’t want even your partner to see! Don’t worry, I’m not here to pass judgement; instead, I’m here to help you find a solution.

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Step 1: Create your folder

Create your folder, unless you already have one, and as I’m writing this, I realized that you won’t be reading this unless you already have one, so skip this step and move on to step 2.

Step 2: Rename

Select rename from the context menu when you right-click on the folder. Now, on your Num Pad, press ALT + 255 and enter to make the folder name dissapear.

Before

WoRk

After

gone

Step 3: Make the Icon Invisible part 1

On your browser, type “blank icon.ico” and select the first indexed page.

blank icon ico

Now select the one that is completely blank and save it as an .ico file. (As can be seen in the images below.)

Browser

blank

File

download

Step 4: Make the icon invisible part 2

Select properties from the menu when you right-click on your folder and select customize.

folder

Simply select “Change Icon” and select the blank icon that we just downloaded.

change Icon

After hitting apply, you’ll notice that your folder has vanished entirely. But don’t worry; If you move your cursor over that area of your screen, you’ll be able to see your folder again (see the example below.)

example

Conclusion

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Frans Kruyswijk
Frans Kruyswijk

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