How To Hide Folders or Icons in Windows Explorer

This nifty tweak guides you on How To Hide Folders or Icons in Windows Explorer. This customization teaches you on how to remove the text in a folder or icon, and consequently how to replace that icon with an invisible graphic. The resulting action gives the impression that the icon is hidden when in fact it is still intact and clickable.how-to-hide-folder-icons
how-to-hide-folder-iconsWe advise that you exercise extreme caution before proceeding. Backup your target desktop icon or folder before continuing with the steps. As a sidenote, the icon is still present and can be viewed using DOS or CMD. The target icon or folder may also be accidentally clicked by an unknowing user if not placed or hidden properly.
Windows Desktop Tweaks – Invisible Icon or Folder
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how-to-hide-folder-icons
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A. First step is to Right-Click on a shortcut icon or folder and select Rename.
B. There are more than 8 acceptable ways here. While in the process of renaming the icon, either..
    hold the Alt key and type-in number 255 from your number keypad.
Or
    hold the Alt key and type-in number 0129 from your number keypad.
Or
    hold the Alt key and type-in number 0141 from your number keypad.
Or
    hold the Alt key and type-in number 0143 from your number keypad.
Or
    hold the Alt key and type-in number 0144 from your number keypad.
Or
    hold the Alt key and type-in number 0157 from your number keypad.
Or
    hold the Alt key and type-in number 0160 from your number keypad.
Or
    hold the Alt key and type-in number 0168 from your number keypad.
Hit OK when done. The result would leave the folder or icon without any label or texts.
C. For folders, Right-Click, Hit Properties then click Change Icon (must be in shortcut Tab for Icons and customize Tab for Folders)
D. Below you should see several icons, scroll and choose the blank (no graphic) icons. Hit OK when you’ve chosen, then the icon or folder should display an invisible graphic.
E. For Icons or Shortcut Icons, Repeat steps A to D, then at the left box beside the Browse button, type in
    %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll.
F. Click on the Icon screen afterwards and you should be given the same options like the invisible graphic icon. When done, hit OK
That’s it! Enjoy your invisible icon or folder!
Happy Tweaking!
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