Wise Folder Hider

Wise Folder Hider


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 28 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.02.83
File Size:
2.5MB
Date Added:
March 16, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
302,050
Downloads Last Week:
2,295
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
No special requirement

Editors' review

WiseCleaner's Wise Folder Hider is a free tool that can secure your data by hiding important files or folders on your disk drive or portable drive, and protecting them with a password. And Wise Folder Hider lets you go a step further by requiring a double password for special items; nothing less than the legendary "double secret password."

We clicked Wise Folder Hider's desktop icon and created a password to start using the program. Wise Folder Hider's user interface is simple but attractive, with three items in the toolbar: Hide File, Hide Folder, and Hide USB. The main window displayed a drag-and-drop diagram, which switched to a list view sorted by column headings for Name, Lock, Status, and Operation. An online Help file offers a good introduction to this program, but it's hardly needed since there's little to configure with this simple tool: just tell it what to hide, and it hides it. (You'll need to put something in your folder before you hide it since Wise Folder Hider won't hide empty files -- which is wise, isn't it?)

We added files, folders, and our USB drive to Wise Folder Hider. Each appeared in due course in the list view, with a menu of options under Operations: Open, Unhide, and Set Password, which lets you set a second password for double password protection. When Wise Folder Hider is open, you can open any hidden item normally from within its interface, but double-password-protected items require an additional step. When a file, folder, or USB drive is open, Wise Folder Hider displays its status as Visible; closing it hides it again. Clicking Unhide restores an item's normal visibility and removes it from Wise Folder Hider's list.

Wise Folder Hider takes Windows' ability to hide files, folders, and drives and turns it into a neat, easy-to-use privacy tool. When Wise Folder Hider is active, hidden files, folders, and drives stay hidden. Wise Folder Hider works with Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. We tried it in 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.2

    out of 28 votes

    • 5 star: 18
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 3
  • Current Version:

    5.0

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star: 5
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 5 stars

    "Hides folders and sets password, NO TRIALS OR CATCHES!"

    July 21, 2014   |   By alifarka

    Version: Wise Folder Hider 2.02.83

    Pros

    FREE! The only free folder hide and password tool I could find that did not have some trial trick, like trial time limit, folder limit, preset trial password, no usb flash drive capability, I went through 3 or 4 others, Folder Lock, My Lockbox, etc. what a pain, they say they are free, you have to install then find out there is some catch! Have not found any trouble with this, and the graphics are fine, not too primitive, and not too fancy.

    Cons

    Not true encryption, just a barrier to casual snooping. Not truly portable, you have to install it on any system you are using, if you want to access USB flash drive. So, if you do not have administrative rights you won't be able to access your locked files.

    Summary

    If you just want a simple password and folder hide privacy tool, save yourself a lot of hassle and go for this one, it seems to do the trick just the same as the other ones that jerk you around with bait and switch tricks, then hit you with a $40 price tag.

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  • 5 stars

    "Useful for me!"

    June 10, 2014   |   By pcpandaparada

    Version: Wise Folder Hider 2.02.83

    Pros

    One of the best folder hider softwares, easy to understand and use,hide my important files perfectly.

    Cons

    none I think.

    Summary

    Very useful for me, recommended to use.

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  • 5 stars

    "Brilliant program to hide data!"

    June 05, 2014   |   By cookiedrawing

    Version: Wise Folder Hider 2.02.83

    Pros

    It is really a brilliant folder hider program,excellent performance to hide my folders instead of showing on my computer,in case of other people can see the folders

    Cons

    none found.

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  • 5 stars

    "Safe to keep my privacy"

    June 02, 2014   |   By haoyanan727

    Version: Wise Folder Hider 2.02.83

    Pros

    Double password setting for login and the hidden folders/files,when I input the passwords for the hidden file and open file, it is visible and needn't to move it to Wise Folder Hider after stopping running the program, the visible file will return to the hidden files list automatically.

    Cons

    haven't figure out.

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  • 5 stars

    "Hide and protect data with a password"

    April 18, 2014   |   By wickstephen

    Version: Wise Folder Hider 2.02.83

    Pros

    A smart folder hider. Smart enough for data protection against ordinary PC users.

    Cons

    It does not remember the last selected directory. Not very user-friendly.

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