Tuesday, December 9, 2008

How to turn a folder into something else

Hide your folders disguise them to "Recycle Bin" or "Control Panel" or "Network Connections" etc:--

Rename any folder with extension {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
e.g., if we have a folder "games"
press F2,
then type, "games.{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}"
see the magic....

To get to original form,
remove the extension using
"ren games.{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} games" in dos or as a bat file

There are more such hexadecimal numbers that can be used. You can find them in the key below:--

hkey_current_user> software> Microsoft> Windows> ShellNoRoam> DUIBags> ShellFolders

[** Some keys in this folder may not work. So do ckeck the folders with the new keys.

and you are done.. But the folder can be deleted.


If you cannot remember the long hexadecimal number, in order to find it out, do the following the fillowing:--

Open regedit and scroll down to the key written below:--

hkey_current_user> software> Microsoft> Windows> Current Version> Explorer> CLSID

There are three keys in the folder. Take the key in the middle of them which starts from {645FFF040...}

There is another key in which you can find more:

There are a lot of keys but all of them don't work.

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