How to hide your folders using Windows GUIDs?

This is another folder hiding trick for Windows users.
It uses the Globally Unique Identifier (GUID) to disguise any folder as a system folder.
To be clear, every windows system application is characterized by a specific GUID (check the full list from here Appending this GUID to the end of a folder name preceded by a single dot “.” will result in disguising the specified folder as the system application in addition to behaving like it as well.

For example: consider having a folder named “secret” containing some secret information. Renaming “secret” to “ANYNAME.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}” will display our folder as a control panel and behave like a control panel app in case it was clicked.
To access your secret files again you simply use your cmd to rename your file from ANYNAME.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} to any folder name you want.
You can download “Disguise Folder” which is a software that helps you in this process or use my python project that does the same but with an extended list of disguise apps.
Note that in case a selected GUID did not work try to choose another one since some GUIDs differ from one Windows version to another.

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