Want to have stuff on your computer that you don't want your parents to see? If so, read on. This is a tutorial on hiding folders. This tutorial will tell you how to hide folders in 2 different ways.
This will make folders hidden and unclickable until you unhide it.
Step 1-Create the folder you want to use and name it.
Step 2-Create a shortcut. type "cmd /k" (without quotes. this goes for all typing situations) in the first blank.
Step 3-Click "Next"
Step 4-Name the shortcut (this particular shortcut will be for hiding the folder, so name it something like "Hide")
Step 5-Right click on the shortcut and hit "properties"
Step 6-Make sure you are under the shorcut tab.
Step 7-In the blank titled "Target", type in "C:\Windows\System32\attrib.exe your folder name here +s +h"
Step 8-In the "Start In:" blank, type in the location of whatever your folder is in. (If your folder's location is "C:\user\admin\documents\my private folder", then type in "C:\user\admin\documents")
Step 9-Click "Apply" and "Ok"
Step 10-Copy the shortcut.
Step 11-This will be your shortcut for revealing the folder once it is hidden, so name it as such.
Step 12-Go to properties, shortcut like last time.
Step 13- Change "C:\Windows\System32\attrib.exe tbdl +s +h" to "C:\Windows\System32\attrib.exe tbdl -s -h"
Step 14-Test it out.
Step 15-Change the logos if you want.
This will make a folder that just appears to not exist. It will be fully clickable, and an accidental mouse-over could reveal it.
Step 1-Create the folder. When you have to name it, hold Alt and type on the numpad "0160". If you did it correctly, there will be no name.
Step 2-Right click and go to properties, and customize.
Step 3-Click "Change icon".
Step 4-A popup of small icons will appear. scroll slowly to the right until you see a logo, with 3 blank areas under it.
Step 5-Click any of those 3 blank logos.
Step 6-Click "Apply" then "Ok"
Step 7-The folder should disappear. Feel free to move it around to a corner.
There you go! You now have one of 2 hidden folders! For added security (i'm paranoid ) do both of these, and place the hide and unhide shortcuts from the first option into your invisible folder. Sorry for the long post!