In a world of cyber threats, it has become very important for everyone to protect their data from malicious attacks and untrusted sources. Wise Folder Hider is a small yet extremely powerful application that has been developed to allow users to hide specific folders, files and USB drives. No one can view the hidden items without the password set by user.
Wise Folder Hider brings in drag-and-drop functionality along with an intuitive user interface, making this freeware easy to use. The application’s log-in password coupled with the ability to set individual passwords for each file make this software pretty secure. There are times when we need to share USB drives with people who may read our personal files. Wise Folder Hider also supports hiding USB Drives’ files and folders along with password protection. Even in case of loss of USB drive, the data remains locked and cannot be misused. During installation, Wise Folder Hider provides an option of “Hide File/Folder with Wise Folder Hider”, which basically adds a shortcut for the application in context menu. This mean that files or folders can be hidden just by right clicking on the item, and not having to launch Wise Folder Hider separately. Functionalities like ability to hide and protect with a password make Wise Folder Hider an even more robust tool to work with.
There are a lot of applications similar to Wise Folder Hider, but it clearly stands out from its peers in terms of altering the hidden items. In traditional folder locking systems, one has to unhide, edit and then hide the files. In case of Wise Folder Hider, a user can simply click on ‘Open’, make changes and close the application once done. This feature comes in handy when certain hidden files need to be edited constantly. Although Wise Folder Hider is pretty successful with external flash drives, it does not have capabilities extending to external hard drives.
Although Wise Folder Hider has limitations around external hard drives and paid customer support, it still scores extremely well in user friendliness, ease of use, ability to hide & protect critical data and modifying the hidden content.