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File Name - Hide or Show for a Shortcut and Folder

Hide or Show File Names of Shortcuts and Folders in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Published by Brink
08 May 2011
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Hide or Show File Names of Shortcuts and Folders in Windows 7 and Windows 8

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This will show you how to hide the text label (file name) default desktop icons, shortcut icons, and folder icons in Windows 7 and Windows 8.


EXAMPLE: Hide or Show Test of Desktop Icons, Shortcut, and Folder icons Text
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OPTION ONE
To Hide Text Label of Desktop Icons
1. Open Character Map, scroll down and select a blank character in the grid, click on the Select button, and click on the Copy button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: If you like, you can also select a blank character from a different font as well.
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2. Right click or press and hold on a folder, shortcut, or desktop icon that you want to hide the text of, click on Rename, right click inside the rename box, click/tap on Paste, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)
NOTE: If you get a message that a another icon already has the same name, then just repeat step 1 to select a different blank character and do step 2 again.
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3. The text of the desktop icon will now be hidden. (see screenshot below)
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4. Repeat the steps above for any other icon on the desktop that you would like to hide the text of.

5. When finished, you can close Character Map.




OPTION TWO
To Show Text Label of Desktop Icons Again
1. Right click or press and hold on a folder, shortcut, or desktop that you want to have a text label (name) again, click/tap on Rename, type in a name that you want for the icon, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)
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2. The desktop icon now has text again. (see screenshot below)
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3. Repeat the steps above for any other icon on the desktop that you would like have a text label again.
That's it,
Shawn




09 May 2011   #1
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Nice Tutorial


My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 May 2011   #2
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Another great tutorial Shawn!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 May 2011   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Thanks guys.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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