I have accidentally found a method to stop our “friends” from accessing our own files. The method is actually quite simple. Others can’t see my files when I make them invisible. Totally invisible. Nobody could see it until the folder is highlighted. View the images below to understand in detail what I’m talking about.
This method works better in the Microsoft Windows XP operating system, because in XP there’s no outline for an invisible folder. The folder is totally invisible with no noticeable outline or any other characteristics which makes it visible.
Here’s how you make an “invisible” folder on your desktop.
1. Create a new folder.
2. Right-click on the shortcut and select ‘rename’.
4. Right-click the folder and go to properties.
5. Click the “Customize” tab.
6. Refer to ‘folder icons’ and click ‘change icon’.
7. Choose the blank icon (which is invisible) as shown below.
- The best way to keep a file secure is by making it invisible and also hidden at the same time.
- Putting a blank character as a name would increase the protection to your folder.
- This also works for desktop shortcuts, not just folders.
- Other people can find your folder only when they change the view. Meaning, the folder you have created would leave an empty space in-between folders if, and only if, you didn’t make it hidden.