How do I hide one particular folder in Windows Explorer?


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Peter Jason

Win7 SP1

Under its 'properties' there are various
permissions listed. What I want is for the
folder to be invisible, and accessible again with
a password. Access10 allows a 'visible'
property to be engaged where items are visible
only in 'design view'. Yet the folder should be
capable of accepting files all the same.

Something like that.

Peter
 
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JJ

Win7 SP1

Under its 'properties' there are various
permissions listed. What I want is for the
folder to be invisible, and accessible again with
a password. Access10 allows a 'visible'
property to be engaged where items are visible
only in 'design view'. Yet the folder should be
capable of accepting files all the same.

Something like that.
Windows alone doesn't provide the feature for exactly that.
You'll need a third party software.

It's possible to create similar protection without third party software, but
it'll require another account. Also, this protection is practically useless
if your main account is a member of Administrators group.
 
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Auric__

Peter said:
Win7 SP1

Under its 'properties' there are various
permissions listed. What I want is for the
folder to be invisible, and accessible again with
a password. Access10 allows a 'visible'
property to be engaged where items are visible
only in 'design view'. Yet the folder should be
capable of accepting files all the same.

Something like that.
As an alternative to what JJ said, you could go out and buy a cheap USB key,
and just plug that in whenever you need access to your "hidden" data. The
folder is 100% invisible to *everyone* if the drive isn't connected to the
computer. (Added bonus: the "hidden" data is available on any computer you're
sitting at.)
 
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Andy Burns

Peter said:
What I want is for the
folder to be invisible, and accessible again with
a password.
Make a trucrypt container, you'll need a password to see the contents,
and use a mount point rather than a drive letter when its contents are
required?
 
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John Wunderlich

As an alternative to what JJ said, you could go out and buy a
cheap USB key, and just plug that in whenever you need access to
your "hidden" data. The folder is 100% invisible to *everyone* if
the drive isn't connected to the computer. (Added bonus: the
"hidden" data is available on any computer you're sitting at.)
A good solution, except I personally don't trust thumb drives
(particularly cheap ones) for long term storage of critical data. It
will work if you keep a backup on a 2nd thumb drive or maintain
periodic backups elsewhere.

My 2¢,
John
 
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