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#1 Shirin Zaban

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 12:33 PM

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Hide Folder and Folder Name In Windows XP
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Hi all

Today i am going to tell you how to make a folder that will not be seen even if you
adjust your windows XP to show all hidden files.and also it's name is hidden too.


This is not a wonderful thing,i just use some properties of operating system and
computer codes.

procedure:
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1.Right click in your favorite directory (for example C:\MCS\)and make a New Folder.
(see pic+01 from attachment).

2.Right click on "New Folder" you have just made,select "properties",then go to
"customize" tab and click on "Change Icon". (See pic_02).

3.Inside coming window go and select the icon that has no graphical shape ,(you can
see this icon from pic_03 and pic_04),select as pic_04,click on OK and then click
on Apply..

4.Now you will have a folder that is not shown (pic_05),you just can see it's name
that is "New Folder".

5.Make sure that In your Key board,NUMLOCK is on.

6.Right click on hidden New Folder you have just made and select "Rename"

7.Hold "Alt" key and while holden type 0160 then releas "Alt" key and press "Enter".

8.Now you have a folder that is hidden and also it,s name is hidden too.for your notice
i have selected this folder in pic_06.

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hope this tutor will be some fun and may be useful for some security actions.

Note that:
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1.we have selected an icon that has no graphical interface for folder

2.Operating system can not show some combinational characters,and so we have select
one of this kind of characters for folder name.

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have fun

shirin zaban

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#2 Nuno Brito

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 12:42 PM

Neat trick! :)

#3 PaPeuser

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 12:47 PM

Hi
Before I start making folders I cant find

Tell me how to find and delete this type of folder?

would be good to know when cleaning a computer

Thanks in advance

#4 Shirin Zaban

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 01:02 PM

Hi
Before I start making folders I cant find

Tell me how to find and delete this type of folder?

would be good to know when cleaning a computer

Thanks in advance

Hi PaPeuser

If you look at pic_06 in tutor attachment, you will notice that i have selected
the hidden folder,

so if you select the folder you can right click on it and delete as normal.

if there are mor folders in the directory that hidden folder is over there, you will see that
one of sellections are hidden and again you can select it and delete.

And,may be i could not understand your question very well

hope helps

shirin

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 01:12 PM

You under stood my question and I understand your answer

If I highlight then contents of a folder with a hidden folder in it, I will see as in pic 6

I ask because if a hidden folder contains a virus it has to GO.
:) :) :)

#6 Shirin Zaban

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 01:47 PM

You under stood my question and I understand your answer

If I highlight then contents of a folder with a hidden folder in it, I will see as in pic 6

I ask because if a hidden folder contains a virus it has to GO.
:) :) :)


Dear PaPeuser

There can be 2 topic here:

1.The hidden object is a folder,so the folder can not be virus,trojan or....
so we can go inside that and check it,s contents

2.The hidden object is a virus file or any dagerous program.

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The hidden object can be a virus file,because the author of that can put an
ungraphical icon on it as i did in tutor for folder.

note that icons 50,51,52 and 53 from shell32.dll are of this kinds of icons.

if you think that contents of a folder may be dangerous file, first adjust your
windows xp to show extentions,after that if file was hidden and it's name was
hidden to,again you will see " .exe" (or other extention ),and you can delete it.

hope will be help

have nice times

shirin zaban

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 03:44 PM

The only way that this Hiding Folder method is somewhat thwarted is if you View files by Details (In Windows Explorer: View -> Details). When doing this, even though it shows a blank icon and file name, it shows the the time and date stamp and that gives it away. But still a really cool trick! -- and still effective if you don't view files by Details.

Did you come up with this one, Shirin? Its pretty clever.

Thanks for the info.

-Latigo

#8 Shirin Zaban

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 04:37 PM

Hi


this post is just for For your information:

"Windowpaper XP v2.0 Beta 2" is a freeware Application that can Customiz your favorite folders.

this aplication can make several customizations for example:

_Can Change folder icon.
_Can Change icon text color to any color you want.
_Can put background for your folders (color or image).
_ and more
download link is below:

http://www.sodabush....s/wpxp201b2.php

Have nice exprements

shirin zaban

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 01:25 PM

Very neat to hide my chat Logs :poke: My sister tries to read them (when i'm at school)
and she's ike who is this girl and who is that other one so neat :poke:

#10 mahdi

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 09:22 AM

Thanks very nice trick
exelent

#11 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 07:11 PM

Just for the record additional tricks and variations:
http://www.msfn.org/...howtopic=131103
http://www.msfn.org/...o...31103&st=11

:cheers:

Wonko




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