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Herby    3

Create a new folder with the name X.

Open the command prompt and rename it to one of the following:

.{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} (= My Computer)

.{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103} (= My Documents)

.{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D} (= My Network Places)

.{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} (= Recycle Bin)

.{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D} (= Internet Explorer)

.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} (= Control Panel)

.{D20EA4E1-3957-11D2-A40B-0C5020524153} (= Administrative Tools)

.{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046} (= Inbox)

.{D20EA4E1-3957-11D2-A40B-0C5020524152} (= Fonts)

.{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E} (= Network Connections)

.{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D} (= Printers and Faxes)

.{7BE9D83C-A729-4D97-b5A7-1B7313C39E0A} (= Programs Folder)

.{E211B736-43FD-11D1-9EFB-0000F8757FCD} (= Scanners and Cameras)

.{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF} (= Scheduled Tasks)

.{48E7CAAB-B918-4E58-A94D-505519C795DC} (= Start Menu Folder)

.{7BD29E00-76C1-11CF-9DD0-00A0C9034933} (= Temporary Internet Files)

.{BDEADF00-C265-11d0-BCED-00A0C90AB50F} (= Web Folders)

.{6DFD7C5C-2451-11D3-A299-00C04F8EF6AF} (= Folder Options)

.{00020801-0000-0000-C000-000000000046} (= Folder)

.{00021400-0000-0000-C000-000000000046} (= Another Folder)

Important: include the point and nothing before that!

Example: "rename X .{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}"

You can make a shortcut to that folder, change the target and icon and you have a nameless shortcut.

The "My Computer","My Network Places" and "My Documents" folders will disappear when you place it on your desktop. (it's still there but you can't see it)

I discovered this a long time ago while I was using Windows 98 & WinHacker.

With WinHacker it was possible to create an expanding Control Panel in the Start Menu, but something went wrong and I got one without a name.

I wanted to recreate that and I did. :D

Now its possible to do this all and more without creating and renaming folders. (See Page 4)

For these Desktop Icons with Enhanced Context menus I've created a new thread here.

CM1.jpgCM2.jpgCM4.jpgCM5.jpg

Nothin__.zip

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Slimy    12

interesting, i'll try it out

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Herby    3

Some of these folders react like shortcuts, but they are also folders. (look at the properties + you can explore them)

They should all work with XP, most of them work in win 98, NT and 2000.

I have added some more in the zip file, the Tweak UI folder works only when you have ?Tweak UI for Windows XP? installed.

Nothin.zip

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Herby    3

You should get something like this:

post-33-1089409093.jpg

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Verbose.    0

There's a slightly easier way. You can also rename the icon and type Alt+255. For each consecutive icon, adding another Alt+255.

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Herby    3

Yes, but when you select that icon it still has a name and these have none. :D

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Night.Hawk    0

Cool :cool: Kinda funky if you think about it. May I ask where you found out? Or did you find it out yourself?

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Herby    3

I found it out myself while I was using Windows 98 & WinHacker.

With WinHacker it was possible to create an expanding Control Panel in the Start Menu, but something went wrong and I got one without a name.

I wanted to recreate that and I did. :D

It is also possible to create folders with your own icons.

Example included ?

MCE_Folder.zip

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[yt]    0

Big Pimpin... I've always used the alt+255 myself but I'll try this out, Thanks. :)

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insanekiwi    0

this is very useful for people who use docks btw :yes:

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Herby    3

It is also possible to create shortcuts, they react like shortcuts but they are folders. (Right click & Explore)

See attachment...

Key_Manager.zip

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Herby    3

If you want to create more folders, you have to give them another address.

See attachment...

Neo_Folder.zip

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Herby    3

I made some buttons for ya all. :D

The zip includes a Shutdown, a Stand By and a Lock Computer button.

First import the Reg Files and rebuild the icon cache.

You can edit the Reg Files to change the icons.

Remember that these are still folders so you can right click & explore them and hide your stuff in there. :ninja:

When you left click them they react like shortcuts.

As far as I know they work only in XP. (The Shutdown & Stand By functions)

TurnOff.zip

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plainold    3

hehe, this is really cool! tnx alot.

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Ivand    0

This is nice! kthx :D

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Techy_    0

wow, that is awesome, thanks for the info

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Herby    3

Thanx for the replies .. :D

Here are some new ones (Device Manager & Services)

DevMgr_.zip

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Scudworth    0

Pardon a n00b for his infinite stupidity :blush:

Say I want to create just a plain folder, for putting files in, on my desktop, how do I go about renaming it to do that?

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T-Grey    0

holy ****! you are the master windows hacker! I've been waiting for something like this for a long time :o :jump:

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chrizy4u    0

great...ill try it

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Herby    3
Pardon a n00b for his infinite stupidity :blush:

Say I want to create just a plain folder, for putting files in, on my desktop, how do I go about renaming it to do that?

It has nothing to do with stupidity, you have to know a little bit about the Registry. :)

There are some more examples in previous attachments.

How to create a folder without a name.

Create a txt file and copy-the text below. (between the ---------------)

It is important to give it a non existent address. (in this example {00000000-4000-0000-C000-000000000046} )

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{00000000-4000-0000-C000-000000000046}]

"InfoTip"="Anything You Want"

@="Whatever"

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

When you want to have it a folder icon, add nothing.

When you want to give it your own icon add:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{00000000-4000-0000-C000-000000000046}\DefaultIcon]

@="C:\\WINDOWS\\ANYWHERE\\WHAT.ico"

and point the icon to any icon you want.

Rename the txt file to Folder.reg and import it. (Double click)

Create a new folder with the name x.

Open the command prompt and rename it to .{00000000-4000-0000-C000-000000000046}

rename x .{00000000-4000-0000-C000-000000000046}

Important: include the point and nothing before that!

If you want to create more folders you have to change the address:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{00000000-4001-0000-C000-000000000046}]

The next:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{00000000-4002-0000-C000-000000000046}]

Herby

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Herby    3
holy ****! you are the master windows hacker! I've been waiting for something like this for a long time :o :jump:

Glad I could help. :happy:

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Scudworth    0

Thankyou Very-much for taking the time to explain, Herby.

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Herby    3

You're welcome... :happy:

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Herby    3

When you see the CLSID extension instead of nothing, it is needed to check "Hide protected operating system files" in the View tab from the Folder Options.

Don't know why, but it works that way. :blink:

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