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HiddenTray Folder

Editors' Review

Though this program houses private documents in a hidden folder, protection isn't as full-blown as we anticipated. HiddenTray Folder is quite confusing and requires an in-depth study session with the read-me file just to figure out where to begin. Since the program has no true interface, right-clicking the tray icon brings up menus for accessing password-protected as well as unprotected folder locations and spots for reminders, a calendar, start-up launching, and date and time additions to your Windows title bar. It's a hurdle to configure the protected folder's security, requiring more time in the read-me file. Once you get the hang of it, applying and removing protection is easy, but you'll have to fumble through your system just to access your folder--there are no shortcuts. When protection is active, the program effectively halts access to the documents, but files aren't completely out of sight; the Recent Documents list keeps them in plain view. Unfortunately, HiddenTray Folder doesn't encrypt documents, either, so we wouldn't recommend it for concealing highly sensitive data. The 14-day trial does offer some protection, but most users will want more safeguards and fewer hoops.
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Publisher Titlebar Software
Publisher web site
Release Date July 28, 2005
Date Added July 28, 2005
Version 1.04
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 1.66MB
File Name
Total Downloads 657
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $9.95
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