Today, we will see how to create blank folder names in Windows. I have used this trick earlier on Windows Vista and Windows 7 – and it now also works on Windows 10/8.1 as well. I do not remember if it worked on Windows XP and earlier.
Create blank folder names
Using this trick, you can display a folder without a name. There is one caveat, however. Your computer needs to have a Numeric keyboard pad. In case some of you do not know, Numeric keypad or NumPad is the section of the keyboard on the right side, which usually contains 17 keys, viz. 0 to 9, +, -, *, /, ., Num Lock and Enter keys.
To create blank folder names in Windows 10, right-click on the Windows desktop and select New > Folder.
The folder will get created on the desktop.
If you right-click the folder, select Rename and enter only spaces, the operating system will not accept it.
To remove the name and display a blank name, right-click on the folder and select Rename. Now press the Alt key and from the Numeric keypad, press 0160.
Now press Enter or click anywhere on the desktop.
A folder with no name will be created. Change its icon, and you could have a smart-looking folder on your desktop.
Looks pretty cool!
Do not have a NumPad? Check if this forum post on how to have blank folder names in Windows on a laptop without a Numeric pad works for you. Fortunately, my new Dell Inspiron 15 7537 laptop has a numeric pad, so I was easily able to create such name-less folders.
You can also create a folder without any icon or name in Windows.
Now read: How to color your Windows folders. I am sure you will like this post too.