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How to Create an Invisible Folder without Any Name and Icon

Want to create a folder without show its name? Want to create a folder without folder icon? Here this guide will show you how to make an invisible folder in two steps:

How to Create a New Folder Without Any Name

Make an invisible folder, so that protect your files from prying eyes. Here's how:

1. Open File Explorer, go to location where you want to put invisible folder to.

2. Press Ctrl+Shift+N to create a new folder.

create-hidden-folder

3. Give an invisible name. Press and hold Alt key, while typing in the number 0160.

4. Hit Enter key, a folder with no name will be created.

Make file name invisible

How to Make Folder Icon Transparent

You need download blank icon, click here.

1. Right-click the folder and then select to click Properties.

2. In Properties window, select the Customize tab, and then click Change Icon.

Click change icon

3. Search for blank icon, then click to use it, and then click OK.

Select a blank icon

4. Then click Apply button to create an invisible folder.

Create an invisible folder that without any name and icon

The folder is transparent, but when use Ctrl +A, it still can be highlighted and select.

Invisible folder

To protect the secret data, you can choose to hide files and folders. Or lock usb drive by enable write-protection, you can refer to this article How to Enable Write Protection on USB Flash Drive.