How to create a folder without any icon or name in Windows 10

Something which has not been talked about much on the Internet, is how how to create a folder without any icon. We will see how it is done in Windows 10, but the procedure is the same in earlier Windows versions too.

Create a folder without any icon

Create a folder without any icon

Right-click on your desktop and create a new folder. In this case I have named it TWC.

Next, right-click on the folder and select Properties. Click on the Customize tab, and then on the Change icon button, under Folder icons.

change-icon-windows-10

A new box will open. For your information, System icons are found at the following location:

%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll

Move the slider and browse to a blank icon from the list displayed and select it. Click OK and then Apply. See the image above.

You will see the icon disappear and just the name remain.

If this particular bank icon did not work for you, try some other blank icon.

Create a folder without any name

Once you have done this, follow this tutorial to create blank folder names.

You will see just a blank space! The folder will have become invisible to everyone. Click on it and the folder will open.

Thus, you will have created a folder without any icon or name in Windows 10.

In case you were to forget the location of the folder on your desktop, press Ctrl+A to Select all, and you will see the folder selected and appear as follows:

select-all-10

If your laptop does not have a Numpad, this post will show you how to make blank folder names on laptops with no Numpad.

Enjoy!

Now read: How to color your Windows folders.

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