08 November 2009
Hidding is innate with us and that needs no saying. Most of the time I locked the the MS Word files to save the classifieds. Well who knew we could do that with notepad as well. Often you do all the coding for webpages in notepad and you gotta keep some of those hidden. What you do is look for a utility to hide your text. You simply don't need it. There's an easy hack to hide the notepad files. Let's see how?
Before I begin let me tell you the text files you create with this hack won't show up even with Windows or DOS whatever be the file settings. These files will only be accessible if you know the exact file name used while creating the file. Let's begin with the steps
Launch the command prompt. Go to Run and Type cmd and press Enter.
Use DOS command to get to the desired folder.
Type in the notepad VisibleFile.txt:HiddenFile.txt and hit Enter. (These are just examples change the VisibleFile.txt or HiddenFile.txt filenames according to your choice)
When you are prompted to Create a New file, click Yes.
Enter the data you want to hide. Next save the file and close the notepad.
Go to the location where you have saved the file. You can see the VisibleFile.txt file (non-hidden) there. Now you can add any text of your choice.
In order to open and read/write the hidden file. Type in VisibleFile.txt:HiddenFile.txt in the command prompt and press Enter.
That's done and you hidden file HiddenFile.txt will not be visible under Windows Explorer or DOS. Remember deleting the visible file or the hidden (VisibleFile.txt)) will also delete the file (HiddenFile.txt) you.