Wise Folder Hider

Wise Folder Hider

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 28 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.12
  • Total Downloads:
    358,652
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 17, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.46MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,715
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Files, folders, and USB drives hidden on your PC with Wise Folder Hider can't be seen without your password. Drag-and-drop functionality and a no-nonsense layout make WiseCleaner's freeware easy to use, while a log-in password plus the option to set individual passwords to lock items make it doubly secure.

Pros

Double password protection: Optional Two-Tier Passwords can lock hidden files and folders with additional passwords. Password-protected items show up as Locked on Wise Folder Hider's main list view.

Hides USB drives: Unlike many similar tools, Wise Folder Hider also hides USB drives (though obviously it can't disguise any thumb drives connected to your PC).

Privacy: There are lots of reasons to hide files and folders on your PC, but they all start with one thing: your privacy.

Cons

No external HD: Although Wise Folder Hider can hide parts or all of an external Flash drive, it won't do the same for external hard drives.

Paid support: Users can purchase "Ultimate 24x7 Email Support" for Wise Folder Hider (and other freeware) for an annual fee, but freeware with paid support isn't free.

Bottom Line

Wise Folder Hider is easy to use and effective at hiding and locking your private files, folders, and USB Flash drives. Skip the extended warranty, keep track of your passwords, and let Wise Folder Hider enforce your privacy.

 
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User Reviews
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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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3 stars

"It is OK, but useless."

February 23, 2014  |  By Not-My-Problem

 |  Version: Wise Folder Hider 1.53.81

Pros

Hides folders, like it is supposed to do.
Very simple.

Cons

Windows can hide folders without additional software.

Summary

In Windows, you can right click a folder, click Properties, then check the Hidden option. The folder will disappear. To make it reappear, basically enable Show Hidden Folders in Folder Options to make it appear again so you can unhide it. That makes this software basically useless, unless you do not want to go through all of that trouble.

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5 stars

"Simple and effective works on a network"

February 04, 2014  |  By DHydrocolloid

 |  Version: Wise Folder Hider 1.53.81

Pros

Simplicity is great. Tried to achieve the same thing with user privileges, hiding folders, setting attributes etc. in Windows 7 and gave up. This thing worked in minutes and does the trick.
Works on hiding folders from network users also. I can give users access to all my files then simply hide the ones I don't want them to see and access. Great value when it's free but I'm going to donate when I figure out where and how.

Cons

there does not seem to be an easy way to unhide then hide again other than going through the same procedure ie finding the file or folder in the correct directory.
Program does not remember where the last folder to hide was located to allow for continuing down the directory to find the next one. Have to start from the root directory every time. I may be missing something as I've only just started to use the program.

Summary

It's so easy you wonder why the billionaires at Microsoft don't think of this or include it as an add on.
Perfect for a small business environment where some users have to have limited access. I know there's probably a way to do it in windows explorer but I gave up. Folder Hider makes it as easy as it should be. Thank you.

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5 stars

"Easy, Quick, Works... Outstanding."

December 30, 2013  |  By cob1963

 |  Version: Wise Folder Hider 1.51.79

Pros

files and/or folders easily hid and do not respond/show on queries or searches.

Cons

gotta be one, right?

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4 stars

"excellent useful company for pc"

December 20, 2013  |  By yultuzay

 |  Version: Wise Folder Hider 1.51.79

Pros

make computer more faster and easy to find hide folder, i like it

Cons

dont find yet

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1 stars

"Buggy, unreliable, dangerous - BEWARE!"

November 27, 2013  |  By WiseBugged

 |  Version: Wise Folder Hider 1.51.79

Pros

It (is supposed to) hide your file / folders.
(Apparently) it doesn't destroy you files.

Cons

The hidden files return visible with no advice.
If you try to hide again, it doesn't allow any more.
Upgrading software version makes the situation is even worse: strange semi-hidden directories appears (with 4 dots) that cannot be removed. A secondary copy of all directories appears, but no files can be accessed. Previosly hidden directory (including parent directory) cannot be hidden again. The error message says "" (yes, empty message - very useful indeed!).
Deinstalling the software doesn't solve the problem. The root directory remains corrupted. No (easy) way to repair the disk.

Summary

Crappy software. It's free but it will cost you a lot because of the damages it produces.
Stay away from this software, and find something else, you're warned!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.12
  • Optimized stealth mechanism
  • Optimized share feature.
  • Updated translations.
  • Minor GUI improvements.
General
Publisher WiseCleaner
Publisher web site http://www.wisecleaner.com
Release Date December 17, 2014
Date Added December 17, 2014
Version 3.12
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.46MB
File Name WFHSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 358,652
Downloads Last Week 2,715
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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