This is the first thing someone who actually knows something about computers will look for if they are trying to find something you hid from them. Instead, create a folder with a mundane sounding name such as 8-17-2012 ( a date from several years ago) then put that in a folder that has a lot of similar looking folders such as your my pictures folder. The pictures folder will be opened with a pictures program - such as picassa that will ignore non picture folders ( picassa also has a do not include option for when your hidden folder has pictures.) This is an example of security by obscurity and while it is not perfect, no security really is. A casual user will not typically look for hidden stuff there. The FBI computer forensics lab will find it within seconds. Right after they look at those obviously hidden files.