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Create dot files/directories (ie .file) on Windows

#How to create a .file or .folder on Windows

There are several ways

1. Rename

  • Create file.txt
  • Rename to .file., the last dot will be dropped, you'll have .file

Works the same with a file or a directory.

2. Command line

File : echo > .name
Directory : mkdir .foldername

3. With Notepad

  • Create a new text document and edit with Notepad
  • When saving, enter .file as a name and select All files (*.*) as file type
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