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Hide Folder 4.7


Encrypts and Hides: Files, Folders, Disks Control Panel, Data/Time settings. Sets access rights for reading, copying, deleting and invisibility for all system users. Password protection and Stealth Mode features are included.

OS: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server, Windows XP (all 32 & 64-bit editions)
File Size: 5.00 MB
License: free to try


Simply drag a folder to the Hide Folder window to hide it!

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Hide Folder is a secure and user-friendly program that password-protects files, folders and discs. It prevents unauthorized access to important information and programs for every user. Hide Folder protected folders can be completely invisible, inaccessible or accessible in read-only mode. Folder data can be encrypted with one of 9 cryptologic algorithms (BLOWFISH, CAST, COBRA128, PC1, SERPENT, RIJNDAEL(AES), TMS, TRIPLE-DES, TWOFISH). Protected folders and their contents cannot be renamed, modified, deleted, copied, moved, accessed or even seen on the system by other users. Hide Folder 4.7 lets users specify selected programs that will be allowed to access the protected areas (such as virus scanners, disk drive utilities, etc).

One of the most important changes in version 4.7 is the use of impenetrable cryptographic algorithms for data protection. Now your data will stay protected, even if an intruder has stolen the media containing your secure information and attempts an assault using brute-force or other methods on his/her own computer. You can use the powerful encryption functions of Hide Folder 4.7 to transfer your secure information via the net, or even email it, without fear of it being revealed to unauthorized parties.

Hide Folder 4.7 has added even more functionality to the wide variety of neat features inherited from the previous release. It also has a prettier "XP" look. From Version 2.7, Hide Folder even protects your desktop. Just like any other folder, you can set access permissions to your desktop. In Hide Folder 4.7, you can prevent unauthorized changes to your desktop settings - hot-keys, wallpapers, screensavers etc. with just one click. In addition, Hide Folder 4.7 protects the user settings of My Documents, Favorites, Internet History and OS settings of Control Panel, date and time, Desktop.

Hide Folder 4.7 is a must-have tool for anyone who wants to lock down their system with ease, confidence and trust. Hide Folder 4.7 is so secure that, even if it crashes or if someone maliciously kills it, your files will remain protected and safe. The program footprint is tiny and the features intuitive in use. It is ideal for schools, offices and homes - any place where each computer is used by more than one person.

Features Hide Folder 4 Hide Folder 2.7
Hides folders Yes Yes
Hides files Yes Yes
Hides local drives Yes Yes
Hides groups of files (using masks) Yes Yes
Hides My Documents, Favorites, Control Panel, Internet History etc. Yes Yes
Setting different access modes Yes Yes
Encryption algorithms
Access permissions
No access Yes Yes
Full access Yes Yes
Read-only access Yes Yes
Write access Yes Yes
Delete access Yes Yes
Visibility access Yes Yes
Access modes
Setting up of trusted processes Yes Yes
Locking and unlocking access Yes Yes
Locked and unlocked objects are invisible to other users Yes Yes
Lock access to local users Yes Yes
Lock access to network users Yes Yes
Lock access to internet users Yes Yes
Disable changes to Desktop settings (shortcuts, wallpaper) Yes No
Password Protection
Password protection for files, folders, and drives. Yes Yes
Password-protected startup of Hide Folder Yes Yes
Password-protected uninstall of Hide Folder Yes No
Protection after exit Yes Yes
Hot keys
Global Hot keys Yes Yes
Protect hot keys with password Yes Yes
Hot keys work in any program Yes Yes
Hide Folder special modes
Stealth mode Yes Yes
Normal mode Yes Yes
New interface Yes No
FAT, FAT32 and NTFS support Yes Yes
Drag and Drop support Yes Yes
Maximum number of protected objects Yes Yes
Multilingual interface Yes No
High speed Yes Yes
User manual
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You will see this password entry screen when you run Hide Folder for the very first time. It prevents unauthorized people from gaining access to the Hide Folder Main Window.
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The Protection Wizard allows you to choose your actions step by step, set Protection level, set Security Tricks or encrypt your data.
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This is the main screen of Hide Folder where you specify which objects are to be protected.
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To encrypt the selected file, select it in the list and press Encryption.
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You can set Protection for My Documents and My Favorites with just one click.
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Trusted processes can see all protected objects.