LoVehoLic File & Folder Hider is a very useful and easy-to-use utility that allows you to add protection to your files and folders. The program allows you to select any folder from your computer and protect it with password. Once it has been protected, the folder is automatically hidden from your system even if you have activated the option to show hidden files and folders from the folder options.
You can only see the hidden folders from within the program. So, if you want to view the folder and its content again, you have to open this program and unlock the folder that has been password-protected.
The installation of the program requires just few clicks and you will be asked to enter a password the first time you run the application. You can leave the password field blank but you will have to introduce it later. You should not lose or forget your password because this will be the only way to unlock and view your protected folders and their content again. Besides, you cannot set individual passwords.
The program uses a tree view to explore your computer. You can click on a disk drive letter to expand a folder content and select the folder that you want to lock or unlock.
The only disadvantage I found is that if any change is made in the folder structure while the program is open, you won't be able to see the changes until you close and open the application again.
- The protected folders are automatically hidden from your system once they have been protected, even if you have activated the option to show hidden files and folders from the folder options
- If any change is made in the folder structure while the program is opened, you won't be able to see the changes until you close and open the application again