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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.)

MySecretFolder 5.2 certified for Windows 8.1

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We are excited to announce that the new version 5.2 of MySecretFolder software has been certified to be officially compatible with Windows 8.1!

Besides the Windows 8.1 compatibility, MySecretFolder 5.2 offers several improvements, such as:

  • Back by popular demand, the option to create a hot key, to quickly unlock the secret folder by pressing a key combination of your choice.
  • An option to open the secret folder automatically right after unlocking it.
  • An option to lock the secret folder back automatically when closing its window.
  • Several other minor improvements and enhancements.

Download MySecretFolder 5 now and give it a try!

Note that MySecretFolder is a desktop application, so it is not for the Windows RT computers. Besides Windows 8 and 8.1, it is also backward compatible with Windows 7, Vista, and XP, both 32- and 64-bit.

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How to unhide a folder hidden with Folder Guard

Password-protect and hide personal files and folders with Folder Guard for Windows 10,8,7, and XP.
User rating: 4.7/5
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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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Hide folders with Folder Guard

Folder Guard makes it easy to protect folders with passwords. However, what if you want to hide a folder completely, to make it invisible for other users of your computer?

It’s just as easy to hide a folder with Folder Guard, too. One way is to use the Wizard: first, switch to the Restricted view of the Folder Guard program, and click the Restrict another file or folder link:

That should start the Wizard, and when its Visibility restrictions page is displayed, select the Hidden option:

Another method of hiding a folder is with the Folders view of Folder Guard window: select the folder you want to hide in the folder tree and assign the Hidden attribute to it using the right-click menu:

Now apply the changes and resume the protection, if necessary, and try to locate the folder with Explorer or another program: the folder should not be visible in the regular file listings! When you pause the protection the folder should become instantly visible. (You may need to press the F5 key within the Windows Explorer window, to make it refresh the list of folders it shows).

Password-protect and hide personal files and folders with Folder Guard for Windows 10,8,7, and XP.
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Note that you do NOT need run the main program of Folder Guard to pause or resume the protection: you have several other tools available:

  • 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:

And more! Please feel free to download the fully functional evaluation version and give it a try. If you don’t like it, use Windows Control Panel to uninstall it: no strings attached.

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