Editors' reviewThough 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.
Hidden Tray Folder is a secure and hidden folder that is accessible by left clicking on the tray icon. But only when you want it to be accessible. You can completely hide a folder. Hide files and other folders in that hidden folder. You can cycle the security and put the folder in the unprotected mode. Or, in the protected mode. In the protected mode no one will be able to see or open your secure/hidden tray folder.