How to efficiently hide files in Windows XP

Although the methods of hiding personal files (And beyond) that you wish to keep secret have diversified over the years and have become increasingly complex and effective risk all that they can be accessed by people who know where and how to look.

Hide folders and personal files in Windows XP


If you are among the many users Windows XP sharing the computer with several people (family, friends, colleagues) and want to make sure personal files are kept safe and hidden from the eyes of other users without their having any possibility to find them, follow the instructions below to create your own secret folder, it can be accessed only with a files. beat which you can name as you want and place it anywhere on the hdd (this way no one - except you - will know what "knows" what to do with that file).

How can you create a secret folder for personal files in XP?

  • open a Notepad then let Copy / Paste the following text in it:
title Folder Stealth
if EXIST "Stealth.{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}" goto UNLOCK
if NOT EXIST Stealth goto MDLOCKER
echo Are you sure you want to Lock the folder?(Y/N)
set/p "cho=>"
if %cho%==Y goto LOCK
if %cho%==y goto LOCK
if %cho%==N goto END
if %cho%==n goto END
echo Invalid choice.
ren Stealth "Stealth.{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}"
attrib +h +s "Stealth.{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}"
echo Folder locked
goto End
echo Enter password to Unlock folder
set/p "pass=>"
if NOT %pass%==[type_password_here] goto FAIL
attrib -h -s "Stealth.{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}"
ren "Stealth.{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}" Stealth
echo Folder Unlocked successfully
goto End
echo Invalid password
goto end
md Stealth
echo Locker created successfully
goto End

Careful! On the 23 th row of text above (if NOT% pass%== [type_password_here] goto FAIL) Enter password for the folder in place to [type_password_here]. When you want to unlock the folder, use the password you

  • data collected Save the document and then modify them ending in .txt in . Beat (Click on Yes when prompted for confirmation)
  • double-click the file. newly created beat to create a new folder named Stealth
  • Move all your secret files and folders in folder StealthThen give again double click on the file. Beat
  • enter Y response to question Are you sure you want to lock the folder? to lock and hide secret folder

Even if secret folder will be visible to other users by blocking and when is checked Show hidden files and folders from Folder OptionsThose who wish to access it will be "redirected" to My Computer. To access folder blocked will have to give again double click on the file . Beat and enter correct password (The one you entered in the. Beat).

Note: Compatible with Vista or 7.


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