Well today I found this text file that teaches you how to make directories inaccessible without any special software, just DOS. Say you make a folder called "test" on the C drive, well you rename it using DOS to have a special character in it. Go into DOS and press ALT + 1, 9, 4. It will give you a weird "T". My problem is, I'm trying to create a little batch file program that will "HIDE" something for me, but I can't get it to work since the special character won't work in notepad. Any ideas? When I press ALT + 1, 9, 4 a little hyphen comes up so instead of the special character it just renames it with a hyphen. Do I need to use wordpad or something? Please help. Thank you.