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How Do I Hide Files?


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#1 indogina

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 09:30 AM

hi, i am new here. Please be kind and talk in simple terms to me. i am not computer savvy! :thumbsup: i have very basic skills!
i'm am trying to find out how i can have some files on my computer and some outlook e-mail folders hidden, so only i can access them. I have no idea how or where to begin! hopefully i can get back on this sight to review any replies! ANY AND ALL HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED! i thank you very much in advance...xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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Posted 04 May 2007 - 02:17 AM

Please set your system to hide all hidden files.
Click Start, open My Computer, select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
Select the View Tab. Under the Hidden files and folders heading, uncheck Show hidden files and folders.
Check: Hide file extensions for known file types
Check the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
Click Yes to confirm.

Please set your system to unhide all hidden files.
Click Start, open My Computer, select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
Select the View Tab. Under the Hidden files and folders heading, check Show hidden files and folders.
Uncheck: Hide file extensions for known file types
Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
Click Yes to confirm.

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Posted 05 May 2007 - 06:18 AM

Hello indogina

You did not say what types of files/folders you wanted to hide for privacy. There are lots of third party utilities which can perform such a task. A quick Google Search will give you a place to start.
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#4 indogina

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Posted 05 May 2007 - 04:26 PM

well, some e-m folders for ex, in oe..and i was think , sometimes i write stuff in word, but if i go to recent documents, i can pull it up right away......i couldnt really find the answers on google. maybe im just not asking the right question!

any more help would be so welcome....thanks alot!

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 01:17 PM

you can use an encryption program. I like cryptext because you just right click the file and choose encrypt and its locked up




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