WinMend Folder Hidden

WinMend Folder Hidden

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 36 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.5.2
  • Total Downloads:
    76,986
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 29, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.38MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    90
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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WinMend Folder Hidden is an interesting security utility that can safely hide any file or folder on a Windows partition or removable device, which covers most users' hard drives and external drives as well as flash drives, memory cards and sticks, micro devices, and anything else you can store a file on. Your files and folders stay safe and hidden even if they're reinstalled on another computer, and they can't be seen or accessed by other programs and operating systems. You can enable password protection for specific files and folders or whole volumes of data. WinMend claims that "safety first" was a guiding principle in developing Folder Hidden and promises it will never damage the files and folders it secures.

The program's interface is fairly basic, just a tabbed window with directory-style list and a few simple commands, but there are some customization options, such as the ability to change the layout's colors. One of the advantages WinMend claims for Folder Hidden is its ability to quickly hide virtually any size folder or file, up to dozens of gigabytes. It certainly performs its duty quickly and effectively, hiding folders from view and retrieving them when you enter your selected password.

There are lots of reasons to hide data, not the least of which is that it's part of a general PC security regimen that could head off a hassle some day. WinMend Folder Hidden is freeware. It works with 64-bit versions of Windows, including Vista, so Windows 7 shouldn't be a problem.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 36

1 stars

"do NOT use this prog - it's DANGEROUS"

March 04, 2013  |  By jctyler

 |  Version: WinMend Folder Hidden 1.4,9

Pros

none - we installed it, it didn't work as expected, we uninstalled it and it left us with unremovable winmend folders - search for "winmend hidden folder remove" and you'll see what I mean.

Cons

do NOT use winmend - don't let yourselves be lured into trying it by some clueless reviewer who is nice about software to get freebies.

We tried it, it didn't work properly, we didn't like it, we uninstalled it and it left a "winmend hidden folder" behind which we have not managed to delete yet. And the prog installed such a folder on the three HDs on the test machine. It is dangerous garbage. How anyone can recommend this crap is beyond me.

And it's not as if we were the only ones to have this problem. Search "winmend hidden folder remove" and you see what I mean.

Summary

dangerous - disk space coloniazing crap

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5 stars

"Good to use"

February 08, 2013  |  By Poseilin

 |  Version: WinMend Folder Hidden 1.4,9

Pros

GREAT SOFTWARE

Cons

No cons to claim

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1 stars

"Don't use it!"

July 07, 2012  |  By LiliaMSU

 |  Version: WinMend Folder Hidden 1.4.6

Pros

No good! Horror!

Cons

Stay away!

Summary

Ok...my love story with this program is 100% over! I just clicked on WinMend and I see that all folders are...gone!! Where did they go? I have plenty of backup so I did not worry too much. But still...how can they just vanish? Please don't use this program! Try SafeHouse Explorer free version, it's one of the best. (Also: Androsa - it's free!)

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4 stars

"Good for little secrets"

April 12, 2012  |  By LiliaMSU

 |  Version: WinMend Folder Hidden 1.4.5.5

Pros

Not good for big (CIA, FBI, Cydonia...) type of secrets...

Cons

Hides those embarrassing 1970-80's photos.

Summary

I really love this program, it hides the files in less than a second no matter how big they are. ''Seyfi84'' says there is a way to access the hidden folders with the right program, so if you have big secrets, you can use Androsa File Protector, it's simply the best and it's free. Or... lock your entire computer with Smart PC Locker Pro , here is their site:
http://www.novirusthanks.org/products/category/lock-computer/

Updated on Apr 19, 2012

April 19, 2012
I just saw a program very similar to WinMend - it's called ''WISE FOLDER HIDER'' - I don't know if it's the new-improved version of WinMend. I read that it cannot be opened with other programs. Dear ''Seyfi84'' - if you want you can test Wise Folder Hider. (It's a free program)

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5 stars

"Works Great!"

March 23, 2012  |  By David1Spirit

 |  Version: WinMend Folder Hidden 1.4.5.5

Pros

I love this program. Even after I formatted my PC it still recognized the hidden folder from prior OS. That is awesome! And secure!!!

Cons

None at all folks!

Summary

Highly recommend!

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1 stars

"Caveat emptor! it's a scam"

February 15, 2012  |  By seyfi84

 |  Version: WinMend Folder Hidden 1.4.5.5

Pros

Nothing worthy to type in here

Cons

exploits a Windows bug to provide an illusion of hiding functionality

Summary

watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdPQtzd1XWE to get the facts

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2 stars

"Hidden folders still accessible"

February 11, 2012  |  By tumasek

 |  Version: WinMend Folder Hidden 1.4.5.5

Pros

Hides the original folders and files.

Cons

Creates a new folder C:\Winmend~Folder~Hidden\...\cn\ where the so called 'hidden' folders and files are accessed FULLY if one uses the File Manager ZTree, rather than Windows Explorer. The info stated the hidden items are not accessible with another program but indeed they are with ZTree!

Summary

Without doubt this program does NOT secure your 'hidden' items from prying eyes, only in Windows Explorer. Use ZTree and see for yourselves!

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5 stars

"Best Folder Hider Ever"

January 08, 2012  |  By BsR126

 |  Version: WinMend Folder Hidden 1.4.5.4

Pros

Unlike other file/folder hiding software it can hide files/folders on removable drives. That's the best part of it.

Cons

It would have been better had there been any option just to lock the folders in local as well as on removable drives instead of hiding them.

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5 stars

"Very efficient and easy to use."

September 27, 2011  |  By sercnet

 |  Version: WinMend Folder Hidden 1.4.5.3

Pros

You can hide and unhide your folders very easily
Good graphics

Cons

Not fast to open the program

Summary



Updated on Sep 27, 2011

The software has been working great since I installed it one year ago.
The new version changes nothing, keeps working fair and lets you choose between more languages.
Folders appear and disappear instantly, while a "Winmend~Folder~Hidden" folder is created in local disk C, without affecting the System in any way.
WinMend Folder Hidden can be tried at any time, in my opinion.

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1 stars

"avoid this one"

September 21, 2011  |  By DaveKimble3

 |  Version: WinMend Folder Hidden 1.4.5.3

Pros

none, this is rubbish

Cons

It hid my folder and then later said it was the first time I had used it, so I lost my folder. Support sent one standard email, then one diagnostic how-to, but nothing more.

Summary

Back up you folder before you hide it - which totally defeats the object.
Not just useless, positively dangerous.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.5.2
Version 1.5.2 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher WinMend
Publisher web site http://www.winmend.com
Release Date October 15, 2014
Date Added October 29, 2014
Version 1.5.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.38MB
File Name WinMend-Folder-Hidden.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 76,986
Downloads Last Week 90
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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