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How to create a Folder without a name and without an icon on Windows 10

Have you ever wondered how to hide your precious content on the Desktop?


We are going to show you a safe and easy way to hide your files and data in the Desktop of Windows 7, 8 and 10, for any particular reason you may have, just keep on reading and you’ll find out.


Have you ever tried not naming a folder at all?



Probably, yes. And probably you have failed too.



The folders when not named, display dialogue boxes stating you must give a name to your folder. However, now, either it reverts back to ‘New Folder’ or the name you had previously assigned to it.


So, how do we do it?

Click on your folder and press F2, or right click on your folder and select rename.

Then press and hold the Alt key and type ‘0160’ in the numeric keyboard, without the single quotes, and let go of the Alt Key and press Enter.

Make sure to type the digits on the numeric keys on the right hand side, not the top row.



Now that your folder does not have a name. Let us have the icon disappear too.

Right click on the folder.
Select Properties.
Select Customize.
Select Change Icon.



Select the Icon without a picture.



Voilà! Now you have a folder without a name and an icon.



Now, you know where to hide all your private files and content.




Go on and surprise all your friends and colleagues with this trick.

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