Sharing a PC with others? Keep them out of your personal files
Designed for Windows XP onwards, Wise Folder Hider does what the name suggests: it hides things on your PC. The free edition enables you to hide files and folders (both locally and on USB drives) and to password-protect them, although it doesn’t encrypt anything; for that you’ll need the $19.95 Pro version.
If all you need is a way to hide work files from the kids, or the novel you’re working on from the boss, then it’s a good little app, although if you’re truly paranoid you’ll want to invest in the Pro version to scramble the files as well as hiding them.
The hidden files/folders will be safely hidden whether the drive is accessed in another operating system on the same computer or reinstalled on another computer. The only way to access hidden files/folders/USB is to enter your password(s) correctly.
With Wise Folder Hider you will get your private and important data double password protection. This freeware also supports drag and drop, hides files/folders by right-click when Wise Folder Hider is closed. And it can hide your data from a removable device.