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Hide Sensitive Files In A Recycle Bin Decoy


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#1 Andrew

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 10:12 PM

Make a folder where you will store the files to be protected.

Move the files into the new folder.

Rename The Folder appending the following to the name:

.{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}


Now, whenever the folder gets opened, it shows the recycle bin! It even has the recycle bin's icon! To access your file, simple change the name back.

(PS the period (.) is essential, don't forget it!)

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 10:17 PM

sounds interesting
ill try this on my other computer
let you know how it turns out
ill be on that computer sunday
can anyone open this folder

Edited by mme, 24 August 2007 - 10:18 PM.


#3 Andrew

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 11:25 PM

anyone who rename it (and knows to do so) can open it.

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Posted 25 August 2007 - 04:52 AM

Cool. Definitely like this one :D

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Posted 25 August 2007 - 10:22 AM

So, what does this do? Does this hide the files from viruses?

EDIT: Is this only for Windows?

Edited by sharpe95, 25 August 2007 - 12:07 PM.


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Posted 25 August 2007 - 04:02 PM

So, what does this do? Does this hide the files from viruses?

Probably not.

EDIT: Is this only for Windows?

Yup

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 03:40 PM

You can also make a invisible folder.

go to new folder and for the name

hold ALT and type
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then go to properties and change the icon to be invisible

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 04:24 AM

i renamed it but it would not go back to the original
there is something about the future, it changes anytime you look at it because you looked at it. And that changes everything else.

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 10:24 AM

Nice one there, man! :thumbsup:
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Posted 22 October 2007 - 10:40 AM

Lol, how do I rename it? I'm using Vista! Lol. I can't find the thing to show file extentions or anything.

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 05:22 AM

Cool trick there mate - only one problem though........It can be deleted, where as the real RB can't!

Is there a way to protect it from deletion ??

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 12:11 PM

nice one! i will definitely use this technique. thanks man!

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 12:19 AM

That's a cool trick but when you add files to it, it just puts them in the recycle bin. so if someone emptys the recycle bin, there goes your "sensitive" files..
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#14 Andrew

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 01:53 AM

You have to rename it to something else to add/remove/access files. Emptying the Recycle Bin doesn't affect files that were added to the folder prior to renaming it.

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 02:12 AM

Ok. I see. Thanks!
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