Introduction for Hide My Folders

As more and more people are turning to e-commerce and e-banking, securing sensitive data is a must nowadays. Quite a few people may entrust financial reports, credit card and business and other confidential information to be stored in their computer, however don’t bother with securing it well enough. One (and probably most simple) of the ways to secure your private data is to hide it from prying eyes.


Hide My Folders overview

Hide My Folders by Eltima Software allows hiding files and folders from viewing, accessing and searching completely, so that only you know that those files or folders exist. No matter how particular computer (over local network, from internet or directly) is accessed, those folders stay invisible and safe. Once you hide files/folders, Hide My Folders will not reveal its presence in your system, and the files will be hidden until you unhide them. No one can find out if any of the files or folders is hidden. This is achieved by low-level file access which is reliable, robust and fail-safe. Hide My Folders launch is password-protected and you will be the only person to see and access your private info.


In order to hide files with specific names and extensions Hide My Folders offers advanced pattern-matching approach. By specifying special string as a mask you may hide a group of files that comply with it. For instance, “*.doc” would hide all MS Word files. This is convenient and useful option if would like to hide some files in a directory or on your hard drive, while leaving other files visible.

As a security measure, Hide My Folders incorporate foolproof control which means that nobody cannot hide system critical files and folders (such as c:\windows etc.) and lock your system. We guarantee that you will never lose your hidden files or do any harm to your system!


Hide My Folders is meant for anyone who is concerned about confidential file storage.

Main Features

  • hide files and folders from viewing, accessing and searching
  • Hide My Folders process is invisible for all users
  • password-protected program start
  • hide as many files as you like
  • “wild card” pattern-matching approach to specify a multiple files to be hidden
  • predefined hiding templates for specific folders (“My Favorites”, “Desktop”, “Windows Favorites”, “Cookies”, “Start menu”, etc)
  • user-level protection (hide files from system administrator as well)
  • lock certain files from children’s access
  • hide files in shared folders
  • fail-safe protection (cannot hide system critical files/folders)
  • temporary start/stop hiding within a single click
  • “Quick mask” with of history of previously entered masks to easily add files and folders to hiding list
  • optionally you can disable/enable hiding individually for any file on the list
  • unique capability to hide files and folders even in Windows Safe Mode
  • no reboot required after installation/uninstallation, enabling/disabling hiding or adding files to hiding list
  • search and sort hidden files
  • open files for preview directly from built-in Explorer
  • fully compatible with Windows 2000, XP, 2003, and Windows Vista
  • full drag-and-drop support
  • floating, dockable, autohiding panels and fully-customizable interface