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Wise Folder Hider Portable

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jun 24, 2013

The small Wise Folder Hider Portable allows you to choose folders, entire USB drives, or individual folders to hide. This is an excellent little program if you need to keep information on your computer away from prying eyes.

This portable program allows you to hide information in two different ways. You can drag your folders or files and drop them into the program window. They will immediately show in the window with their full paths. You can also choose one of the buttons "Hide File," "Hide Folder," or "Hide USB Drive," and a search window will appear allowing you to search and choose exactly what you want to hide. Upon startup, you will be asked to set a password before you even enter the main program. Once you set your password, Wise Folder Hider Portable will allow you to hide folders, files, or external drives. The program lists the folders that are hidden from view and gives you a drop-down option to "Open," "Unhide," or "Set Password." You may be confused at that point because you have already given the program a password. But this is an option for a secondary password that further protects your privacy. Clicking the folder in the program will open the folder. It will show that it is "visible" at that point. Once you close the program, however, the visible folder automatically becomes invisible.

Wise Folder Hider Portable can be a very useful program. It is easy to navigate and use, has nicely-annotated help online, and is free. One word of caution--do not forget your password or you will not be able to see potentially important files.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.12.87

  • Optimized stealth mechanism
  • Optimized share feature.
  • Updated translations.
  • Minor GUI improvements.


Release December 17, 2014
Date Added December 17, 2014
Version 3.12.87

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None


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Developer's Description

Wise Folder Hider can quickly and safely hide not only the files/folders on local partitions or removable devices but also USB drives or the files/folders on USB drives. The hidden files/folders will be safely hidden no matter whether the drive is accessed in another operating system on the same computer or re-installed on another computer. The only way to access hidden files/folders/USB is to enter the valid password(s) correctly. Its double password protection can ensure the absolute safety of your files/folders/USB. Wise Folder Hider is very convenient. You can directly hide a file/folder/USB only by right click if you don't want to start up the program.

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