Data privacy is a major concern for everybody these days and when it comes to protecting confidential files and documents, there is a little to no room for any compromise. Despite the major security enhancements with every new iteration of Window OS (and even intermittent updates), there can still be loopholes and having that extra layer of protection doesn’t hurt. So if you’re one of those who have their "personal computer" shared among other members in the house and occasionally find their important files messed up (well, most of the time), then it's time to step ahead and conceal them from unintended eyes. How? By simply using Hide Folders
! This small tool is designed to let you protect your files/folders through a simple Hide
operation from within the application. The program itself is password protected, so no one but only you can use it. Let’s jump inside and see how it works.
Securing files has reasons of its own. Nobody likes their confidential data to be easily compromised. Although Windows security parameters are getting tighter and tighter, loop-holes still remain. Sometimes, even our kids using the PC can unintentionally make various alteration to important files, without us even knowing. If you absolutely cannot give second chances to your important data being stolen, then its time to step ahead and lock it away though some extra layer of protection. Try WinMend Folder Hidden
, a robust application that allows you to quickly hide your files and folders placed in local hard drives, remote locations, and removable memory devices. The files hidden through the application are not accessible through usual means, i.e. via the default Show Hidden Files option or any other third party solution. For instance, if you hide a folder in a USB drive using WinMend Folder Hidden, you will not be able to view it in any other computer that includes even your own computer, unless you unhide it with the application itself. If you install the application on another PC, you will need to enter the same password to access the hidden files that you may have assigned on the PC where the files were originally locked away. More on WindMend Folder Hidden after the break, with a few screenshots.
Hiding files and folders in Mac isn’t as easy as in other operating systems. Take Windows as an instance, one can easily hide folders and files from Folders and Files Property dialog provided Show hidden files, folders and drives
option is disabled in Folder Options. In contrast, Mac users have to bring up Terminal window every time just to hide files and folders and also to show concealed ones. If you’re looking for a relatively convenient way to hide files and folders, try out Hide Folders.
It serves the need of protecting your private files and folders from prying eyes without having to open Mac Terminal to hide folder by different methods.
is a portable tool which allows hiding important folders to make them invisible from other people who may have access to a shared PC. You can password protect the HiddenDIR application to ensure that only you can unhide the folders to view them at your convenience. This can be quite helpful in hiding sensitive data to ensure that it is not accessed, accidentally deleted or altered by other people who use the same computer. The aforementioned problems often occur when other people require periodic access to the same computer (such as a child at home) and in offices where a computer is used by multiple employees (e.g. employees from different shifts). With HiddenDIR you can also hide documents on a USB or external drive to enjoy data protection and privacy on portable devices.
When working on confidential content, it is necessary to keep it safe from prying eyes. This is particularly the case for individuals who work in sensitive divisions of an organizational unit (e.g. officials from the Business Intelligence department of a company). Unfortunately, Windows does not provide any default feature to hide actively open files, folder and programs. This can however, be done with the help of Magic Boss Key
is a free application to instantly hide active program windows by using a hotkey. We are familiar with Win+M hotkey but this only minimizes the open windows, not hides them.
With Magic Boss Key, you can hide the browser, folder, and applications windows, as well as, all your desktop icons and taskbar. Items can also be excluded from the list of content to be hidden. This application can also be helpful for privacy cautious people and those who might be willing to hide some active applications from their boss. For example, lets say you are browsing through Facebook or playing a computer game at work. In the event that your boss suddenly arrives, the selected content can be easily hidden via a simple hotkey.
Wow! Just Wow! After happily using Free Hide Folder
app for the past couple of months, I accidentally found the biggest flaw in it, “It doesn’t hide the files and folders from anyone”. Before I explain how I found the flaw, let me first warn you that if you are looking to actually hide your folders from everyone(including hackers or simple computer geeks) then never use apps that promise to hide your folders in the first place. What these apps generally do is to simply hide the folders so that they cannot be viewed by ordinary people, but beware it can indeed be viewed in every other possible way.
Do you want to hide your files and folders securely so that it cannot be accessed by anyone with any software? There is a freeware security software called Free Hide Folder that hides your folder and makes it fully secure from unauthorized access.
There are many software out there which can hide your private folders, but there are equal number of software available that makes it possible to access such hidden folders, thus making your hidden folders vulnerable. Free Hide Folder is a great tool that I have been using to keep my folders hidden in a very secure manner, it makes it impossible for people to find your hidden folders, let alone accessing it. Read More
I believe that more exclusive the method is for protection, the lesser are the chances that your file or folder will be altered by unauthorized users. In this post we will show some unconventional methods to hide your folders in such a way that they are less prone to unauthorized user access.