Hide Folders

Hide Folders

This application enables you to hide files and folders from other users
5.0  (3 votes)
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Hide Folders is, as its name implies, a program that lets you conceal folders within your Mac. This application proves to be of good use when you wish to prevent other users from accessing or modifying private files and folders without your permission.

Its interface is intuitive and you can customize its appearance by changing the background image and text font size. It's also very easy to use: all you need to do in order to hide the files and folders from prying eyes is to simply drag and drop them over the program's interface and click the Hide button.

Hide Folders displays some detailed information for any file or folder you prepare for concealing. For instance, for files it shows the format type, size, folder destination, when they were created and the last time they were modified.

The thing I dislike about using this program is that there's only one way to set a master password: acquire the Pro version of the application. It's quite disappointing since on the homepage of the developer it's stated that Hide Folders is free to use. Plus, when I try to load a picture as interface background, the program crashes.

Briefly, my belief is that it's important for you to be the only person having access to this application as some users might find the hidden files and folders if you don't set a master password. If you don't mind spending money on upgrading the program to Pro version and have access to this feature, Hide Folders might prove to be a decent file protection solution.

Ashley Griggs
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Review summary

Pros

  • Intuitive interface
  • Lets you conceal a wide range of files and folders
  • Supports drag-and-drop action

Cons

  • Unable to set a picture as interface background image
  • You need to upgrade the program to Pro version in order to have access to all features
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