What's a good program to hide files on a windows pc?

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  1. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    I'm going home in a week, and I wanna hide som files like porn and stuff. Whats a good program to hide files on a pc. Preferably free. Any help appreciated.
     
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    make main user acct not an admin acct. make admin acct drag files to my documents folder. go to control panel and users then check make my files private. only let parents log onto non-admin acct.
     
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    I got the same question but what if you have the files on a seperate partition from the windows install and the mydocuments folder?
     
  4. Sarge21

    Sarge21 Frau am Steuer Ungeheuer!

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    right click -> option -> make hidden

    tools-> folder options-> do not show hidden files and folders ?


    users with limited accounts do not have access to hidden folders IIRC
     
  5. 7960

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    hide them in plain sight...zip them all up, give the zip a name like "wn32dll.zip" and password it. Then change the file name to "wn32dll.inf" and choose ok on the warning about changing the extension.

    Drop it in your c:\windows\system32 folder and clear "My Recent Documents" so nobody can accidently come across a filename that gets them curious.
     
  6. Mac

    Mac It varies from season to season, kid. OT Supporter

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    i agree with 7960, parents are too stupid to figure it out if u hide it in plain site :)
     
  7. cmsurfer

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    Make a folder a few levels deep and make it hidden. Set the PC to not show hidden files/folders.
     
  8. P07r0457

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    you guys are ignoring the EASY way:

    Use NTFS permissions!!!

    If you want to be REAL sneaky, then use NTFS permissions on a seperate partition, and do not assign that partition a drive mapping unless you're using it (muahahahahahahahhaha)
     
  9. Yep

    Yep Knick knack paddy whack, give the old dog a bone

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    Just create an encrypted zip file using 7-zip. Easy and free.
     
  10. dorkultra

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    fuck yeah, i remember magic folders. you couldn't even get the hidden folders to show up under safe mode or at a dos prompt...or even when you transferred the hard drive into another computer.

    and you could make an emergency disk to bring them all back...damn that was a cool program. for windows 98
     
  11. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    NTFS ftw

    /thread
     
  12. deusexaethera

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    I've got a better question; what are your parents doing snooping around your computer looking for porn if you're old enough to be away from home for long periods of time? I think what you really need to establish is relationship boundaries, not NTFS permissions.
     
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    Wouldn't you rather he look at porn from time to time instead of having affairs in real life? Guys like to see their fantasies, and women like to read them. It's still porn, either way.
     
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    Next question: snooping around and finding out might be fun, but do you really want to have the knowledge, assuming there is any porn to be found?
     
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    Hell yeah she should have the knowledge. Then she can wear/do whatever weird/sick shit is in the porn but he's too scared to ask for, and he'll be in heaven.

    My bet is that he wants to have anal sex with a midget nun after dripping wax all over her ass from a prayer candle. Or something. Home girl can read that, get him some platform shoes so she seems shorter, put on a nun outfit and light up a candle. Marriage improves. God Bless America.
     
  16. deusexaethera

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    Or, she'll find out that her man has fantasies that bother her, and she'll never look at him the same way again. Furthermore, it's entirely possible that her man doesn't want her to do those things in real life; some fantasies are better if they stay fantasies, because that way they have no consequences.

    The reason I ask is because my experience is that women are far better at finding things out than they are at considering whether they really want to know beforehand. There are always exceptions, but that's the rule I've discovered.
     
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    Johnny, what is in this folder and why does it say permission denied when I try to open it?

    I dunno mom, probably Windows files or something and they don't want people to mess them up. Say, why are you snooping on my computer, anyway?
     
  18. CyberBullets

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    "Johnny, why does the folder read 'Johnny's Gay Porn - Do Not Open'"?
     
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    "I dunno mom, I was kinda curious so I downloaded some but if you don't want it on the PC I can always just experiment with a glory hole at the local rest area."
     
  20. deusexaethera

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    I still want to know why he's letting his mother poke around on his computer in the first place.
     
  21. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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  23. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    There are two versions. One for 95/98/me
    and one for 2000 and xp.
    The one I linked is for 2000 and xp.
    Here's the page that shows you the difference.

    http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_description/0,fid,6225,00.asp
     
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    I agree with some of the above. Just password protect a zip folder. Anyone should be able to do this with ease.
     

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