When multiple people work with your computer, they don’t have to see what you’re working on immediately. You could protect the corresponding folder with a password—but that would only make your co-workers nosey. It is more simple and effective to make the folder invisible.
To create an invisible folder on your desktop, follow these steps:
- Right-click the desktop.
- Pick the New, Folder command.
- Call the Character map program (Start, All programs, Accessories, System programs).
- Scroll down in the appearing list of characters.
- Mark one of the empty boxes.
- Click Select to copy the invisible character to your clipboard.
- Now, right-click the new folder on your desktop and choose Rename.
Ctrl+Vto overwrite the existing default name with the invisible character.
- Now, right-click the folder and choose Properties.
- Switch to the Customize tab.
- Click the Change icon… button.
- Scroll two display pages to the right, until a hole in the icon set appears. Click it.
- Confirm your changes by clicking OK.
- The folder has disappeared!
To access the invisible folder, click the desktop and press
Ctrl+A to select all icons. The empty selection shows the position of the invisible folder.