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Privacy Law and HIPAA Compliance Folder Hider

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4 stars

"Fast and Simple"

November 02, 2008  |  By James Thomas

2008-11-02 14:01:00  |  By James Thomas

 |  Version: Privacy Law and HIPAA Compliance Folder Hider 1.3


First, this software is from a legitimate company. Second, you can't get any simpler. Add folder and click "Hide". The files stay in a list (until you delete them), so bringing them to the surface again is faster still.


As the other person (Tom) said, this program does not hide its tracks completely. So a sophisticated computer operator could tell that you have hidden files. So it by no means deserves five stars.


I use this software to hide sensitive files and folders from the average user. For that purpose it is perfect and can be no simpler or quick. You don't even need instructions to operate it, as the controls are so self evident. I like this product a lot.

That said, if you have very sensitive files which you are paranoid others may find, or have extremely important business data that would ruin you if discovered. This product is probably not for you, as a hacker could too easily discover that you have hidden files and probably know of some way to open them.

Updated on Dec 15, 2008

Shortly after my raving review many problems cropped up where I had to keep running the setup program to repair the main program which stopped working. I also had to reboot before the program would hide a file I had worked with. SO I REMOVED THIS PROGRAM! I TAKE AWAY MY STARS!...if I could.
I'm now using Easy File Locker, which is a free program from here. After two weeks of daily use there is no problems to report with this new program.

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2 stars

"It's simple, it's free, but it doesn't do everything you might want"

September 25, 2007  |  By tomgilb

2007-09-25 11:33:30  |  By tomgilb

 |  Version: Privacy Law and HIPAA Compliance Folder Hider 1.3


The program hides folders and their contents from Windows Explorer. Very easy to use. You can hide/show folders with hotkeys, or not enable them. You can option to run at Window startup. You can enter stealth mode when program starts or when it minimizes or both. You can leave stealth mode with a hot key. You can require a password when programs starts, when using hide/show hotkeys, when leaving stealth mode, or any/all of the above.


It doesn't completely hide all traces of the folder. The programs claims that the Recent Documents list items and other shortcuts will not take you to the file when hidden, but it will anyway. It doesn't show up in the Task Manager Applications tab, but it does in the Processes tab, as PLHCFH.exe. You cannot hide a folder if a file in it is in use. Backup software will show the hidden folder with the word HIDDEN added to the folder name.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.3
This version is the first release on CNET
Publisher Medical Collections
Publisher web site
Release Date April 05, 2007
Date Added April 05, 2007
Version 1.3
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 2.94MB
File Name PrivacyLawandHIPAAComplianceFolderHider.msi
Total Downloads 1,122
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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