Free Hide Folder for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 2.6
  • 3.3
  • (364)
  • Security Status

Make private folders only visible to you

It often happens that we have to hide files or folders, especially when working on a shared computer. The most effective way to do it is by using a specific program.

Free Hide Folder is a free application that lets you select a list of folders you would like to keep protected. By clicking the Hide button in the main menu, all the selected folders will magically disappear on your computer. In order to have access to them you will have to pass through the program which has a pre-selected password to enter.

It's all very easy to use and actually effective if you have sensitive files to protect, but I have little issues on the usability side. It's not possible in fact to hide a folder just from the right-click menu; you will always have to pass through the Add function of the program. Again, if you want to see a folder that has been previously hidden, a double click on it in the program's window is not enough; you will have to select the right button in the right-click menu of the application.

The program installs icons in the Start menu, letting other users know you are hiding something, so maybe a combination of keys to launch the application would have been more effective. I suppose you can always delete the Start menu link but then you will not have direct access to your folders.

Free Hide Folder is a useful free tool to protect and hide sensitive folders on your computer. Some usability issues may render slightly annoying using it, but they don't affect its efficiency.

Most everyone has files or folders on their computer that they do not want to share with others. The best way to protect your personal information is to make the folders visible only to you. Free Hide Folder does exactly that, and it does it easily and well.

This application allows you to hide your private folders. It is very useful to keep your personal data away from others. Others will not know where your personal files exist and they will not be able to accidentally view them.

You can hide folders simply with a few mouse clicks. Free Hide Folder is protected by a password that you can change or remove at any time.


  • Effectively hides folder on you PC


  • Small usability issues

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Free Hide Folder for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 2.6
  • 3.3
  • (364)
  • Security Status

User reviews about Free Hide Folder

  • buddhika

    by buddhika

    Do not download. App is not function well. Now I have lost my files hidden by "Free Hide Folder" app.

  • lalit sethia

    by lalit sethia

    I have been using free hide folder from last 5 years and it is quite handy and useful. But recently I encountered a serious problem. I had few files h More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    major problem.
    I experienced a disaster in that my hidden folder would not unhide. I've heard of a couple others with the same problem. Free H More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    It is very useful and best software.
    Its very easy to operate and it can be retrieve the folder even the os is formated but you have to reinstal More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Effective, does what it says.
    Freehidefolder is an effective little utility. Problems with "lost" files with this program can  More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    i lost my files.
    I have been using this software for two months.I dont know suddenly i cant unhide my folders which i have hidden before.I right More


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