Join or Sign In

Sign in to add and modify your software

Sign in with Facebook Sign in with email

By joining Download.com, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Agreement.

Download offers the opportunity to buy software and apps. When you buy through our links, we may get a commission.

Wise Folder Hider

By WiseCleaner Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of Wise Folder Hider

  • Hide and encrypt files (folders) in local drive and removable drives
  • Last updated on 10/01/20
  • There have been 3 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff May 18, 2015

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.3.6.195

Version 4.3.6.195:
  • Fixed the issue of memory leak.
  • Solved the problem that cleaning the history of File Explorer when closing the program is invalid.
  • Added "Check for updates" option in the menu.
  • GUI and usability improvements.

General

Release October 1, 2020
Date Added October 1, 2020
Version 4.3.6.195

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 539,313
Downloads Last Week 14
Report Software

Related Software

Eraser

Free
Eraser

CleanUp

Free
CleanUp

KeyScrambler Personal

Free
KeyScrambler Personal

PureVPN

Free to try
PureVPN

Best VPN Services for 2020

Best for privacy

3 months free with 1-year plan

Best for customer support

$39.99 for the first 12 months

Best for zero logs

$4.87.99/months for a 1-year plan

Best money-back guarantee

$2.99/months for a 3-year plan

User Reviews

4.2/5
31 User Votes
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star

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 reinstalled 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. It supports many languages such as English, Chinese Simplified, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, and Turkish.