Exceptional Folder Protection And Hiding Methods

I believe that more exclusive the method is for protection, the lesser are the chances that your file or folder will be altered by unauthorized users. In this post we will show some unconventional methods to hide your folders in such a way that they are less prone to unauthorized user access.

Totally Hide Your Folders

The advantage of this method is that the file won’t show up in search terms nor the folder would be seen by anyone, to apply this method follow these instructions.

Make a new folder on the desktop, while the default folder name is highlighted hold ALT+0160, 0160 is an ALT key combination for non-breakable spaces.

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After applying the 0160 code your folder should look like this

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To completely hide your folder, it is necessary now to hide the icon too, to do so, right click on you folder, select the customized tab then click on the change icon button and select the blank folder icon which can be found on the middle portion of the available icons.

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Viola, it’s done and only you could know the location of this folder.

Access Denied Folder

This method works in Works in Windows XP and Windows Vista only. This method comprises of the command CACLS that modifies the control access list of your file or folder which means it grants the administrator the right to choose which user is allowed to view the content of the folder. To use this method follow these steps.

First , make a folder name data on C: drive.

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Start the command prompt by clicking Run and typing CMD, in the main windows type cd to directly jump to the C: drive. To secure the folder type,

CACLS foldername or filename /d everyone and press Enter. Here we deny all users from accessing the folder by using the /d or deny option.

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So here were some rather unconventional methods to secure your folders from unauthorized access. If you would like to ask something, please leave a comment.

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About Alyse Kalish

Alyse Kalish
As an Associate Editor for The SalesJobInfo, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.

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