Free Folder Hider

Free Folder Hider


Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 32 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
12.03
File Size:
2.67MB
Date Added:
June 24, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Total Downloads:
191,239
Downloads Last Week:
159
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

There's a lot to like about this tool that secures folders, but Free Folder Hider turns out to be a name open to interpretation. In the literal sense, it's accurate, since you can hide a single folder for free, but if you want to protect more than one, you'll have to pay up.

Free Folder Hider requires set up of a password for accessing the program, so you're protected from the very beginning. The main user interface offers self-explanatory buttons for adding folders to the private folder list, opening the folders, locking the private folder, and finally, removing folders from the private list. More information about a button is found with a quick mouse roll over it. And a help feature offers even more back up should you need it. Once we entered our password, we were able to quickly add a folder to the private folder list, where it was immediately protected. However, when we tried to add another file to the private list, a window popped up telling us that we had to pay to protect more than one folder at a time.

This program's trial limitation totally caught us off guard, and we would have preferred a more direct approach, with the publisher acknowledging that this was a trial version. This is a field with a lot of options to choose from. Go with one that lets you know up front what you're getting into.

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  • All Versions:

    3.3

    out of 32 votes

    • 5 star: 12
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 8
  • Current Version:

    3.3

    out of 3 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 0
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