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MySecretFolder v.5.3 released

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April 2, 2014.

A new version 5.3 of MySecretFolder utility is available now for download and purchase!

What's new in this version:

  • The user interface is updated to better adjust to the high DPI display settings.
  • A problem has been corrected that caused the Reset Password link on the password prompt window not to work in some situations.
  • Several other minor improvements and corrections have been made.

As usual, the trial version of MySecretFolder comes with a free license for 30 days of full use. If you have not tried it yet, please feel free to download it and give it a try.

And, of course, if you have purchased your MySecretFolder within the last 12 months, you can upgrade to this version free of charge (for the earlier purchasers the 50% upgrade discount is also available.)

How to unhide a folder hidden with Folder Guard

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Password-protect and hide personal files and folders with Folder Guard for Windows 10,8,7, and XP.
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If you've used Folder Guard to lock a folder with a password, it's obvious how to unprotect such a folder: just double-click on the folder's icon, enter your password, and the folder would be unlocked. However, what if you have set up the folder to be hidden altogether? In such a case, when you browse your computer, you would not see the folder in the Explorer windows, and there would be no icon to double-click on! So, how to unlock the folder if it's invisible?

The solution is simple: use any of the available methods offered by Folder Guard to pause the protection, and that should make any hidden folders instantly visible:

Folder Guard offers several tools to display such a screen:

  • You can pause or resume the protection at any time by running Folder Guard using its Desktop shortcut or Windows Start menu.
  • You may want to set up a hot key to give yourself quick access to the Pause/Resume Protection command by pressing a key combination of your choice.
  • You can also enable the option to display a Folder Guard icon on Windows taskbar next to the clock, and click on that icon to get access to the Resume/Pause Protection command:

When you are done using the folder, how to hide the hidden folder back? Use any of the same tools listed above, but this time choose to Resume the protection:

Happy computing!

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