Hide Folders 2012 4.6 Build

An application that aims to protect your folders by hiding and locking them, or by allowing only specific system processes to access them
Hide Folders is a program with a pretty self-explanatory title - it allows you to hide and lock your folders, in order to maximize the level of security regarding information.

The interface of the application is plain and simple. You can add folders into the list by using the file browser or "drag and drop" method.

Protection methods include hide, lock, hide and lock, and read only. Furthermore, you can edit an object's properties, remove items from the list, as well as enable or disable Hide Folders.

Additionally, you can import and export lists, manage a list of trusted processes, as well as enter a password to protect your hidden folders.

Moreover, you can wipe tracks by clearing all links from the "Recent" folder, Recycle Bin objects which were originally protected, and others.

In the "Settings" menu, you can integrate Hide Folders into the Explorer context menu, enable it to automatically run at system startup, wipe tracks on quit or at startup, configure keyboard shortcuts, hide uninstall information, and more.

The program runs on a low amount of system resources, includes a step-by-step tutorial, supports multiple languages and skins for the interface, and didn't cause us any difficulties during our tests.

All in all, Hide Folders is a very good program for hiding and locking folders, and we strongly recommend it to all users.

Reviewed by Elena Opris on March 26th, 2012

last updated on:
September 8th, 2014, 9:01 GMT
file size:
3 MB
developed by:
FSPro Labs
license type:
operating system(s):
Windows XP / XP 64 bit / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit / 2003 / 2008
C: \ Security \ Security Related

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Hide Folders - A list of currently selected folders is displayed in the main window, along with the option to enable or disable the active protection.Hide Folders - The selected directory can be hidden, locked or modified to allow read only operations from the Object Properties window.Hide Folders - Your hidden folders can be protected with a secret code in the New Password window.Hide FoldersHide FoldersHide FoldersHide FoldersHide FoldersHide FoldersHide Folders
What's New in version 4.5 Build Beta
  • Now you can modify name of the protected object
  • User interface improvements
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Application description

Hide Folders is a simple-to-use application that offers you extra security on your computer, by protecting your direct...

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