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....

Restore:--
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.

~cheers~  

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:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\DUIBags\ShellFolders

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

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