Hide Folders
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Protect your documents and folders.   Demo ($19.99)
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Hide Folders protects your documents and folders.

If you are interested in protecting your documents and folders, Hide Folders is just what you are searching for. With a click you will conceal files and folders with all their contents. The program is simple and natural to use because it works just as you are used to do things everyday with your Mac. With this program you will protect your files avoiding them to be being modified, seen or erased by other users.

This program uses the standard functionality of the operating system to make folders and files invisible.
What's New
Version 6.2:
  • Ready for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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marillion reviewed on 13 Jan 2012
I have just downloaded this from their website, does what it says on the tin, reg needed for password protection which was £12. Very pleased.
[Version 6.0]


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Demoray commented on 20 Oct 2009
The link on this page downloads version 3.1, not 5.0 as indicated.
However the developers site has the correct version available.
[Version 5.0]


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mac66graphics commented on 24 Aug 2009
hide folder is "free" to download, BUT when you go to use it, uou have to pay $24.95, hoping you'll be sucked into using it. For that reason, I'll pass on this application.
IT said Free license, Free download in macupdate list.
[Version 2008]

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Kosovar1 replied on 19 Oct 2009
It IS free to use this program. The catch is that it's pretty much useless without the ability to lock the files you've rendered (sort of) invisible. Any fool can make files invisible and visible again using simple features of the Mac OS's Finder. Of course the developer would prefer you commit yourself by downloading their software and giving it a try. It's deceptive, of course, but it probably helps them make money. I, for one, will probably keep Hide Folders and rename the program "Beef Jerky" to disguise it's function and then I'll bury it in an obscure folder. It's better than nothing, but that's not saying much.
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Flyingllama commented on 26 Sep 2005
Nice and simple, no bugs found. Although, should should only be used for securing files against your grandma or baby sister, as anyone could just type in "cd [path of folder]" and then "ls -a", which would list all of the files and folders, including invisible ones. Still, it does what it claims simply, so five stars.

llama :)
[Version 1.0]

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gslusher replied on 29 Jan 2006
One doesn't need to use the terminal. Several utilities, including File Buddy, will find all invisible items. Also, at least in Panther, if you know part of the folder name, you can find it in a command-F search by choosing "Visibility" and "visible and invisible items." File Buddy can also turn invisibility on and off, along with a lot of other functions.
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gslusher replied on 29 Jan 2006
An additional bit of info: you don't need to know anything about the name to find an invisible item with command-F. Just delete the "Name" criterion and use only "Visibility." Worse, once you find a folder that way, you can OPEN it simply by double-clicking on the folder icon in the search results.
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Springheelmac had trouble on 31 Jul 2008
Great program, but I ran into a problem. For reasons having nothing whatsoever to do with "Hide Folders" I had to wipe my internal drive and do a clean install of OSX. To my horror, upon re-installing "Hide Folders", the folder I had made invisible on my external hard drive can't be found. Even when I do a spotlight search I can't locate the invisible files (which I could even when the folder they were in was invisible before). Is there anyway to reverse this? I believe they are still on the drive, as the space available hasn't changed. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
[Version 2008]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 31 Jul 2008
http://www.altomac.com/hide_folders/help/
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Springheelmac replied on 31 Jul 2008
Thanks!!! It worked great!!!
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Version Downloads:4,367
Type:Utilities : Security
License:Demo
Date:08 Aug 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Hide Folders protects your documents and folders.

If you are interested in protecting your documents and folders, Hide Folders is just what you are searching for. With a click you will conceal files and folders with all their contents. The program is simple and natural to use because it works just as you are used to do things everyday with your Mac. With this program you will protect your files avoiding them to be being modified, seen or erased by other users.

This program uses the standard functionality of the operating system to make folders and files invisible. For the majority of users, any folder of file made invisible becomes inaccessible with standard Finder's windows browsing but please be warned that there are some applications that let you open also invisible files and that experienced users could, with particular expertise, gain access to a folder or file made invisible. Whether you need more advanced levels for protecting your data, there are other free of charge ways, as protecting information on removable media or using Mac OS X FileVault.


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