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Do you share you computer 5 Ways to Make Sure Public Computers You Use Are Safe 5 Ways to Make Sure Public Computers You Use Are Safe Public WiFi is dangerous no matter what computer you're on, but foreign machines demand even greater caution. If you're using a public computer follow these guidelines to ensure your privacy and safety. Read More with other people in your home? Are you worried they might jump in and start exploring folders Set Up Windows Smart Folders by Saving Your Searches Set Up Windows Smart Folders by Saving Your Searches A smart folder isn't actually a folder at all. It's a saved search. A smart folder allows you to take a shortcut to file explorer searches you do over and over again. Read More they shouldn’t? We’re not here to judge what you have in those folders, but we are here to offer you a quick and easy way to make it so no will bother to click on them.

First, you’ll want to change the name of the folder to something that looks like a Windows system file. In the image above I went with “OX Setup”, but you can name it anything you want.

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Next, you’ll need to change the icon How to Hide and Restore System Icons from the Desktop How to Hide and Restore System Icons from the Desktop Can't find your Recycle Bin or other icons on your desktop? Here's how to get them back. Read More of the folder so no one will know it’s a folder in the first place. To do this, right-click on the folder, then click Properties. Click the far-right tab labeled Customize, then click Change Icon on the bottom of that screen.

From there, you can choose from tons of different icons for your folder. Pick one that looks like a system file How You Can Try the New Resilient File System for Windows How You Can Try the New Resilient File System for Windows A file system manages data stored on your computer. The Windows default is NTFS. ReFS promises improved resilience and will eventually replace NTFS. We show you its benefits and how you can try ReFS now. Read More that no one would want to click, and click Apply.

Now, when someone sees the folder, it will look like any other system file that they’d have no reason to click. For you, double-clicking on it opens it like any other folder. Just make sure you remember where you stored it!

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