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Folder Hidden

By Rodan Software Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jan 26, 2014

Folder Hidden lets you keep important files and documents hidden or disguised and password protected, either on a hard drive or USB. The interface of this app is intuitive and clean, with large buttons to perform the various functions and a clear display of information. Choose between hiding your files completely or disguising them as a recycling bin, network drive, or My Computer to keep them safe and control who has access.

The first time you open Folder Hidden, you will be prompted to create a password. After that's done, you're ready to begin securing your files. Simply click the hide or disguise buttons and select the files you want to protect. You can even use this software to hide files on a USB or other external drive, so if you lose the device, no one will be able to access the information on it. Undoing the hiding and disguising is no problem, either, as you can just find the file you're looking for on the list in the app and click the unhide or undisguise link. The changes are effective immediately, and the app runs smoothly, overall.

Folder Hidden is free to try for seven days, and a two-year subscription costs only $26.88, making it a good deal for the excellent added security it provides.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Folder Hidden

Full Specifications

What's new in version

Version may include unspecified updates, or bug fixes.


Release October 27, 2014
Date Added October 27, 2014

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None


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Developer's Description

Folder Hidden brings you a safe and easy way to quickly hide your private data. Its affordable but highly advanced encryption technology allows you to protect your data so that they cannot be seen or accessed by other users. Once hidden, you will not be able to see the files even in recent documents or when you turn on View Hidden Files in Folder Options of Windows Explorer. Moreover, the hidden files are well protected by a password in order to prevent others from accessing the folders with Folder Hidden program. Folder Hidden can hide files not only in hard disks, but various kinds of removable storage devices such as USB drive, portable disks, etc. Using Folder Hidden, your private data will not be revealed to others in case your USB drive is lost or stolen. Besides hiding folders, Folder Hidden provides an interesting Folder Disguise function which can disguise your folder as a Recycle Bin, a Control Panel, a Printer. With this function, you can play with your folders or fool your co-workers or friends.
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