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How to create an invisible folder in Windows

Have you ever wondered how to create an invisible folder? I mean an invisible folder, not a hidden folder. Nowadays, we are facing lots and lots of problems requiring us to keep our data safe and secure. There are millions of hackers all around the world that are trying to steal our information whenever we get onto the internet. Even some of our friends are trying to lay their hands on our personal and confidential information.
 So in this article we will learn how to create an invisible folder without any name. We can achieve this by following some very simple steps shown below.

We can carry out the procedure on any Windows version OS. I am performing the steps in Windows 10. However, this method works better in the Microsoft Windows XP operating system, because in XP there's no outline for an invisible folder. The folder is totally invisible with no noticeable outline or any other characteristics which makes it visible.

Following are the steps: - 

Step 1 - Create a New Folder or Select an existing Folder
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Step 2 - Right Click on selected folder and select "Rename"
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Step 3 - Delete the name exist and press "Alt" key and enter the characters '2', '5', '5', from your numeric keypad on the right side. And then release the "Alt" button.
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Step 4 - After that press "Enter" button. Now you can see that your folder has no name mentioned on it.

Step 5 - Now right click on the folder and click on the "Properties"

Step 6 - Now go to "Customize" tab and click on  "Change Icon".
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Step 7 - Now select Blank Icon from the given list of icons and click on "Apply" then "OK".

By performing the above steps you can notice that your folder has become invisible.

NOTE - You can either use the character "255" as mentioned on Step 3 or "0160".

At last we the transformation is as follows : - 
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In above image the folder was pure invisible. This can obtained in Windows 7. But due to some curves and filling in Windows 10 it cant be pure invisible. It looks like the below figure.
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There are some tips for you guys related to security 


1. The best way to keep a file secure is by making it invisible and also hidden at the same time.

2. Putting a blank character as a name would increase the protection to your folder.

3. This also works for desktop shortcuts, not just folders.


Other people can find your folder only when they change the view. Meaning, the folder you have created would leave an empty space in-between folders if, and only if, you didn't make it hidden.

Hope you guys like this article and it may be beneficial for you. For latest tips and tricks keep visiting Geek Winky.
If you have any queries related to this article or any opinions or experience about this please share it with us by using the comment section provided below.

Article By : Atul AgrawalSr. Technical Writer & Editor @ Geek Winky
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