Hiding files and folders couldn't be easier with this small utility. The PCMesh Hide Files and Folders interface is a mere four function buttons and a list of files or folders the app hides. Novice users won't be held back by the missing Help file, but a tiny FAQ is available online for those who must read help information.
Operating this app is a simple process. Just click a button to open the common Windows file browse dialog. Scan for the file or folder you want to hide and press a button to add it to the list. Click a button to activate the app and folders and files on the list are instantly hidden.
Press a different button to deactivate the program, and all hidden files return immediately. Testers did complain that some desktop folders returned only after a refresh. Note, the files and folders are not encrypted. The list of files and folders to hide is kept behind a single password screen.
PCMesh Hide Files and Folders has a very short five-day trial that may turn off the very novice user, but the app doesn't offer anything most experienced users haven't seen.
From PC Mesh:
Use PCMesh Hide Files and Folders to make your sensitive files and folders invisible. Searching your hidden files and folders will return no results. Zero processing time in comparison to encrypting files which might takes hours. Hide any number of files and folders of any size with a single click. 30-day unconditional money-back guarantee.