Create a folder without name in Windows XP

This is not a super high-tech geeky trick but it just a short and simple trick on how you can create a folder without name in Windows XP.

When each time you create a new folder in Windows XP, Microsoft has made “New Folder” as the default name. Even you enter the spacebar so many times to create blank spaces, it still will generate the “New Folder” text like this.


So, how you can create a folder like this?


No, it is not a Photoshop trick. I did not edit the first image. Lol… Here is how.

To do this trick, you need a keyboard with numpad. To rename the folder with blank spaces, just press Alt + 255 and hit Enter. Then you are successfully creating a folder without name in Windows XP.

But, make sure to press the numbers from the numpad and not from the numbers below the F1 – F12 keys. And take note that you only can create one folder without name in a directory.

Why should I use this trick? Nothing! Just for fun or maybe you can use it to amaze your friends. 😀

Note: I think this trick also will work in Windows Vista.


  1. Its a nice trick to create a folder without name.thanks frnd

  2. Thanks bro…it is really awesome…

  3. is it also for windows 7?

  4. wonderful

  5. raju bhalerao says:

    thank you bro

  6. superb

  7. Really mind blowing…………..!

  8. superb

  9. Alt+255 is really a proper solution to rename a null folder…………Thanks

  10. nina num key ka koi upai nahe hai bro if hai to bata do bhai

  11. kaiju hoshi says:

    ha lol
    i will use that folder and turn the folder invisible. to keep a folder that has been secretly hidden using a batch-file.
    if you want to know how to do this first make the folder invisible then open note pad and copy this into it

    title Folder Private
    if EXIST “HTG Locker” goto UNLOCK
    if NOT EXIST Private goto MDLOCKER
    echo Are you sure you want to lock the folder(Y/N)
    set/p “cho=>”
    if %cho%==Y goto LOCK
    if %cho%==y goto LOCK
    if %cho%==n goto END
    if %cho%==N goto END
    echo Invalid choice.
    goto CONFIRM
    ren Private “HTG Locker”
    attrib +h +s “HTG Locker”
    echo Folder locked
    goto End
    echo Enter password to unlock folder
    set/p “pass=>”
    if NOT %pass%== PASSWORD_GOES_HERE goto FAIL
    attrib -h -s “HTG Locker”
    ren “HTG Locker” Private
    echo Folder Unlocked successfully
    goto End
    echo Invalid password
    goto end
    md Private
    echo Private created successfully
    goto End

    then save it as a batch file. click on the batch and you get a free hidden folder you should give it a try!!!!!!

  12. coolklokan says:

    Hi, how to delte that folder?

  13. manjit singh says:

    hi bro this formula is not working……………
    again how to make a unnamed folder…..

  14. ALT+225 IS WORNG WRITE IS = ALT+0160

  15. perfect Answers for windows xp to 2007 o/s.

  16. This is really a great and funny tips. In a few days ago, I’ve also posted a tips of creat folder without any name on my blog

  17. Thanks Bro

    Bahut Dino De dhud Rah tha
    app Ki side Se mil gya

  18. Sorry! Its not working properly.

  19. it trick realy

  20. in my computer windows 8 both alt+255 and alt +0160 not working

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  26. Jonnnnnnyyy says:

    My laptop doesn’t have a num pad