Secret Folder
Secret Folder
10.1

3.0

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Secret Folder10.1

02 April 2020

Protect your information on folder-by-folder basis.

Overview

Secret Folder is a Mac OS X program that provides an easy and fast way to protect personal documents and avoid them being seen, modified, or erased by other users. It allows users to hide folders and their contents. Files and folders can be added by means of a single click on a choose dialog box or via drag and drop. The application is simple to use and can be protected with a password.

This program uses the standard functionality of the operating system to make folders and files invisible and it's very useful to keep information away from prying eyes or kids who may accidentally modify or delete personal files. For users that need more advanced levels for protecting data, there are other ways of protecting information on removable media (as creating encrypted disk images) or using Mac OS X FileVault.

What's new in Secret Folder

Version 10.1:
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21 Reviews of Secret Folder

1
ianianianian
25 October 2006
Version: 4.0b

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Security through stupidity - anybody who thinks that this will make their files secure, and safe from prying eyes deserves to be ripped off for the $19.95 this sorry excuse for a program costs
(7)
Ry-ma
11 December 2013
Version: 8.3
Secret Folder is like a joke. E.G. Spotlight can be called every secret thing yet.
(0)
2.5
Pirana
19 April 2013
Version: 8.3
Very basic, all it does it set the folder a hidden. You can still see the folder and what is in it using the command line or an application like Total Finder. Definitely not good for keeping things private.
(0)
Cgc
03 September 2012
Version: 8.3
Espionage v2.x is only $9.99 and a much better deal.
(0)
4
orange0422
27 June 2012
Version: 7.0
Got this on sale for 0.99, I think It's a deal.
(0)
rw2-kln
10 August 2011
Version: 7.0
Broken in Lion
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Ward
18 January 2011
Version: 7.0
I'll join the "it's too expensive" chorus. Cloak is free. Default Folder (a must-have) has Forget Recent Folders.
(1)
Maclover1-1
04 January 2010
Version: 7.0
Wow !!! Cheap peace of software ! I AM KIDDING YES !!!!!!!! This pricing is ridiculous sorry !
(2)
Lee123
07 August 2009
Version: 7.0
This command hides a folder. chflags hidden /path/to/yourfolder/ It is completely free. For a password hidden folder, run any of the free DMG creators with a password and then use the above command to hide it. I have actually used and liked secret folders. I think I even bought it but the price now seems way to steep.
(6)
Fatal-se7en
19 February 2009
Version: '08b87
This is ridiculous how could the developer charge money for this... all this does is simply execute a basic UNIX system function, it puts a period in front of a file so that the system treats it as a system file and so renders in invisible. But anyone with RUDIMENTARY UNIX knowledge would know how to sidestep this "Security Measure". The fact that the developer charges for this makes me angry... I bet I could write an applescript that does this exact function in less than 20 MINUTES. I pity the fool that "secures" Bank details and credit card numbers with this.. People these days.. "Sigh"
(7)
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ianianianian
25 October 2006
Version: 4.0b
Security through stupidity - anybody who thinks that this will make their files secure, and safe from prying eyes deserves to be ripped off for the $19.95 this sorry excuse for a program costs
(7)
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ZZamboni
19 November 2005
Version: 3.6
I cannot believe anyone would pay for this. It borders on the unethical to charge for this software, which offers no protection at all. All it does is rename the file to be protected to start with a period, which in Unix means it will not be shown in normal directory listings, but offers NO protection whatsoever. Try this: make a file on your desktop "invisible" using this software. Now open the Terminal, and type the following commands: cd Desktop; ls -a Scroll up (if necessary), and you will see your file there, with the original name preceded by a dot. You can type "open .filename" (replacing filename as appropriate) to open the file. If you want to have more protection, set the permissons on the file so only you can access it (open the file's Info dialog, and look at the "Ownership and permissions" tab). That at least will really prevent other users from accessing it. If you want to have even more protection, encrypt it using File Vault, which also comes with MacOS X.
(4)
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Anonymous
08 July 2005
Version: 3.1
way to expensive! There are others with more options for less money. Plus it crashed quite often!
(0)
Anonymous
26 August 2004
Version: 2.6.4
P. T. Barnum was right. One born every minute. (Make that second with today's birth rates.) If you want to keep people out of your stuff without going to the trouble of creating a faux user account (who wants to log out/in just to see document files?), password encrypt the folder with DiskCopy (part of the system installation), PGP, StuffIt, et al. Tons of encryption apps for OS X out there that are very secure. And if you really need it to be invisible, make it invisible with any number of truly useful utilities like File Buddy that do so much more. With the Go To Folder command, nothing is invisible. Same with Sherlock, just select invisible/on and a drive and you see all invisible files and folders. Same with dev apps like Resorcerer and plenty of others. Invisible is only protection against the computer illiterate and those who just aren't looking.
(2)
macman
26 August 2004
Version: 2.6.4
Even better, use file vault and a separate user account with a strong password. The NSA could get in, but probably not anyone else....
(0)
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4.75
Anonymous
15 March 2004
Version: 2.6.2
Wheww... wife wont be able to see my stash of pic and videos
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Anonymous
22 February 2004
Version: 2.6
Rename your folder from foldername to .foldername - that is for what you can pay 15$ or more? The price is not fair! This price says: hey, are you a really stupid user?
(0)
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Anonymous
16 February 2004
Version: 2.6
Please make sure your application has a reason to exist on OSX before porting it to OSX. Thank you.
(0)
5
23 May 2003
Version: 2.4.3
Secret Folder ROCKS!!!!. If you have stuff to hide and you don't want anyone to find even a way to trace its existence, use Secret folder.
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Anonymous
06 January 2003
Version: 2.4.2
I don't see how this is this $15 better than an encrypted disk image.
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1.5
Anonymous
13 November 2002
Version: 2.4b1
Okay, this is a BSD system. Why would I want to pay for an application that basically does this: chmod 700 folder, i.e. changes the folder permissions so that only the owner can see what's inside. Cheap trick!!!
(0)
3.5
Anonymous
20 May 2002
Version: 2.0
secret folder x 2.0 actually works without encryption. you may find name, path and password for hidden folders inside library/preferences/apimac. if someone else has access to your account, he would be able to read it.
(0)
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3.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
License: 
PaidOne-Time Purchase

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