Hiding Folders in Windows® XP
Know about folders and how you can hide folders in your Windows XP system.
Computers can be used to store very large amounts of information and this data is usually stored in the hard disk. Some of the data on your computer operating on Windows XP might be sensitive. Data is usually stored in folders on a computer. Folders help separate data on the system and the best way to protect sensitive information on the system is to hide the folders altogether. Hiding the folder ensures that unwanted sources and users would not be able to view the folder. Users are advised to keep sensitive information in hidden folders. This would ensure that the data in those folders cannot be accessed by anyone else.
Following details gives information regarding tips to hide folders in Windows XP and to create ultra hidden folder:
- Separate utilities
- Using folder options
- Create Ultra Hidden Folder
There are many utilities that can be used to hide folders in Windows XP. Some of these tools include Folder Hider 11.05, Free Hide Folder 2.5, STEALTH FOLDER HIDER 9.8 etc. These tools are the easiest way to hide folders on Windows XP and such software would hide folders between very large number of folders making it virtually impossible for unwanted sources to find them. Such tools are usually protected with a password and the password can be modified to ensure the utility remains secure and safe.
Using folder options
If Windows XP users do not want to use separate software to hide folders on the system, then folder options can be used to hide the folders. In order to make a folder hidden, users have to change the attributes of a folder to make it hidden. Accessing the folder options in the main partition window and seleting to hide a folder would hide that particular folder and make the folder as well as the contents difficult to find.
Another way to hide files or folders in a computer is with the help of Ultra Hidden Folder. To create a Ultra Hidden Folder, Windows XP users can make use of the command prompt utility. To hide a particular folder on Windows XP, users need to browse to the folder (for example folder name DATA) and enter the attrib +s +h DATA command to make the folder hidden and to view the files, attrib -s –h DATA command should be used. The Ultra Hidden Folder would be hidden during all kinds of searches and data within them would be totally secure.
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