Posts Tagged ‘hide folder in windows’

Hide Your Sensitive Data with Protect My Folders

October 14th, 2013 by Admin

All of us have sensitive files that need to be hidden from prying eyes. This can be anything from our documents to pictures of family or friends. If you’re looking for a simple way to help you hide data from prying eyes and don’t want to have to deal with encryption, Protect My Folders might be the ideal choice. It works with Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP.

How to Safeguard Your Data with Protect My Folders?

  1. Download the installer of Protect My Folders. After that, double-click the downloaded file and allow the setup wizard to complete the installation.
  2. Upon first run, you will be asked to create a password for the application. This step is crucial because it will protect the application from allowing others to unhide your hidden folders.

  3. After you create the password, the main window will open for the application. From here, you do all the work. Click the “Add/Lock” button, navigate to the folder you wish to hide and click OK.

  4. Now that the folder is hidden, so it will not appear in Windows Explorer. You cannot even type the path of the folder and have it appear, even from Command Prompt.
  5. To access a folder that you have hidden, all you need to do is run Protect My Folder program again and enter your password. Choose the folder you wish to access and click on Unlock button.

With the folder password protected, the folder cannot be unhidden without entering the password. This  adds a second layer of protection for the folder in case the Protect My Folders program is deleted.

How to Securely Hide A Folder or File in Windows 8/7/Vista/XP

September 18th, 2013 by Admin

These days, hiding a folder or file is probably something you will need if you use a computer shared with others. By default, you can change the file attribute and make your private files hidden. The problem is that just as many people know you can show files and folders that have the “hidden” attribute by simply changing a radio button under the folder view options.

In this tutorial we’ll show you a secure method to hide a folder or file in Windows 8/7/Vista/XP. Make your private folders or files invisible from Windows Explorer and Command Prompt, even computer geeks can’t find out your hidden secrets. This can be achieved by a computer security program – Protect My Folders.

How to Securely Hide A Folder or File in Windows 8/7/Vista/XP?

Download the setup package of Protect My Folders and save it on your computer. Once you’ve downloaded it, double-click the setup file to install it on your computer.

Start the Protect My Folders program. The first time you start the program, it will prompt you to set a new password for Protect My Folders. This password is designed to prevent others from unlocking your protected folders or files, or uninstalling this program.

After logging into the program, you’ll see the main interface of Protect My Folders. Simply click the “Add/Lock” button and you can add a folder or file to the protected list. After that, your folder or file will be protected and disappear from Windows Explorer and other applications.

Exit the program. Your protected folders or files will keeping invisible until you unlock your folders / files with Protect My Folders program. It’s that easy!