Smart Folder

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

Smart Folder is a useful tool for users who want to instantly hide folders and need very few extra features. The program requires the creation of an administrator ID and password from the start in order to launch.

Its standard interface looks a lot like most Microsoft Office applications. Folders are automatically hidden once placed on the program's interface, but we didn't like the strict drag-and-drop-only method of adding files to Smart Folder. Although it's easy to do, in some instances browsing and selecting folders would be a nice option.

You won't be able to hide individual files or EXE programs using this application either. We were able to switch hidden folders to read-only and they instantly reappeared, but with strict blocks on modifications. While some may want a few more features, this 15-day trial makes a good pick for those in need of simple folder-protection software.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.2

This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.


Release November 7, 2008
Date Added April 28, 2007
Version 2.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista


Total Downloads 5,828
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Developer's Description

Most of people have several files which they don't want to be seen by other people. With Smart Folder you can hide your secret files on Windows Explorer safely and quickly. And they can be recovered whenever you want to with your own password. Others cannot have access to these files. In spite of the fact that Smart Folder is not an Anti-Virus product, these hidden files cannot be infected by any virus because Smart Folder secures files, folder and drive at the low-level of Windows Kernel.
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