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.
Protect your data
With Hide My Folders all your data will be secured and protected. Hide My Folders acts like an invisible shield, concealing all the files and folders you need. You will be the only person who knows about the existence of the hidden information. Moreover, Hide My Folders lets you have your folders hidden in Safe Mode, too.
Protect your system
As a security measure, Hide My Folders incorporate foolproof control which means that nobody can 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 a group of files
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.
Full features list:
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
"wildcard" pattern-matching approach to specify 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)
no reboot required after installation/deinstallation, enabling/disabling hiding or adding files to hiding list
open files for preview directly from built-in Explorer
fully compatible with Windows 2000, XP, 2003
full drag-and-drop support
floating, dockable, autohiding panels and fully-customizable interface
temporary start/stop hiding within a single click
"Quick mask" to easily add files and folders to hiding list
optionally you can disable/enable hiding individually for any file on the list