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How to Create an Invisible Folder without Any Name and Icon

Want to hide a folder so no one can find it? This post will show you how to make a file or folder super hidden with no name on that file or folder, we will also make a blank folder by customizing the icon. This will make the file or folder unsearchable in Windows Explorer or a USB flash drive.

Here are two ways to make an invisible folder:


How to create a new folder without name

Making an invisible folder can 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. Then hit the Enter key, you will see a folder with no name will be created.

Make file name invisible

How to customize folder icon to make it transparent

1. Right-click the folder which you want to hide icon for and then select Properties.

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

Click change icon

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

Select a blank icon

4. Then click the Apply button to create an invisible folder. That's it!

Create an invisible folder that without any name and icon

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

Invisible folder

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