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Q.  I have four other Users on this computer and I would like to Create a hidden folder that cannot be found real easy.

A. You can just make A Super Hidden Folder

You probably already know how to create just a plain hidden folder. It is super easy, you just right click on the folder and select Hidden then click Apply. The problem is that anyone with access to the computer can easily turn on the Show Hidden Files and Folders and then can easily see the folder you created. Well here is a trick that will get around this problem and create a invisible folder that has no text and no icon.

Please note: Once you create a Super Hidden folder that it will be up to you to remember where you put it. I suggest writing down the location in case you should ever forget about where this folder is.

Right Click on the folder you want hidden, then select Properties

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Click on the Customize Tab (Note this procedure also works on any icon, some icons do not let you Customize. So, if you do not see a Customize tab, then you will have to create a new folder and move the icon that you are trying to make hidden into the newly created folder. Then you will make the folder Super Hidden)

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Click On the Change Icon button

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The Change Icon box will pop up with the default Windows Icons (If it does not, then click on the Browse button and navigate to your WINDOWS\system32 folder and then find and choose SHELL32.dll then click OPEN

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Then Scroll to the right and look for a blank icon. Select the blank icon then click Ok.

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Then Click Apply. And you should now have a blank icon with only the text below it, like this:

”Blank_Icon”

Now to get rid of the text, follow this procedure How to Remove the Text From An Icon

The result is a SUPER hidden Folder:

”Blank_Icon”

In the screenshot, I have the view settings on Thumbnails, which puts the grey box around the folder. To remove that box, choose either the Icon, Tiles or List from the View settings

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