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Wise Folder Hider Pro 4.2.3 Giveaway
$19.95
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Giveaway of the day — Wise Folder Hider Pro 4.2.3

Hide files and folders on local partitions or removable devices.
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 17 (22%) 60 (78%) 35 comments

Wise Folder Hider Pro 4.2.3 was available as a giveaway on October 30, 2018!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$29.95
free today
A light and powerful software that can change your voice in real time.

NB: On the program start-up you need to set a password to protect your hidden folder/file.
Please, save the password you set, in case you forget it, the giveaway version doesn't have the function of getting it back automatically and for free!

Wise Folder Hider Pro can hide files and folders on local partitions or removable devices. The files will be hidden safely due to advanced encryption algorithm. You can set a password for it so that the hidden data can be displayed and unhidden only by entering the valid password. The data is completely invisible to other programs or on other operating system, so it is much more reliable. Compaired to other folder hiders, Wise Folder Hider Pro is more secure and convenient for users to modify protected files. Moreover, the interface of Wise Folder Hider Pro is very intuitive. Even a first timer can get the hang of it in a minute.

NB:6-month license, supports upgrading.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1 (x32/x64)

Publisher:

WiseCleaner.com

Homepage:

http://www.wisecleaner.com/wise-folder-hider-pro.html

File Size:

6.6 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#15

I have nothing to 'hide'....lol
Pass

J

Reply   |   Comment by J  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#14

Most users here are opposed to time limited offerings. I can understand the need for subscription based anti virus or anti malware programs that need constant updates to remain effective. I fail to see what updates this offering requires that would justify a six month payment. Perhaps the publisher could offer an explanation?

Reply   |   Comment by dadams  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

Hi dadams. :-)

Hence your suggestion for the developer is: "increase the price of this product, but make it lifetime"?

Reply   |   Comment by xilolee  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

dadams, I don't find a reference for a monthly or 6 month subscription on their website and NO actual price declared ON their page that is linked to by this offering suggesting this is yet another giveaway for a license that is not actually for sale by the vendor.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

xilolee,
It is already more expensive than it is worth!

Reply   |   Comment by Susan  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#13

what is the log in password? why every giveaway incomplete this way???
it's useless .. i will delete it

Reply   |   Comment by tarek elagamy  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hi tarek elagamy. :-)

"NB: On the program start-up you need to set a password to protect your hidden folder/file."

I agree this should have been written in the readme and not in this webpage.

Reply   |   Comment by xilolee  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#12

Hi Xilolee,
I like the function that I don't have to rehide the file after editing, but what does the prog. do behind the scene? deletes the original file? Can that original be recovered?
Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Tony  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Hi Tony. :-)

Not sure. The file/s or folder/s are still available in the disk: you can also encrypt it/them.

Reply   |   Comment by xilolee  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#11

Installed fine on Windows 10 64bit. The free version hides individual files or folders. After doing so, changing the options in explorer such as to show hidden files or using another program did not make it appear. You can also set a different password for each file or folder you hide, so just getting into the program wont automatically make every file available, and the files dont automatically unhide when opening the program itself unless you click on them. When you close the main program after using the file or program it puts them all to hidden mode. As far as the paid side, a separate menu option lets you easily create an encrypted volume with or without another password and mounts as a drive letter, which you then can add files or folders to it and will unmount with an exit of the program so thats easy. It did not delete the volume when I deleted it from the program. It does not allow you to rename the file to have a different extension to be more obscure, so its currently going to have a wfhd extension which identifies the file. It does not have any settings at all regarding the encryption nor info on the encryption used which needs to be improved for a paid program. I currently use the free Truecrypt 7.1a not 7.2 for encrypted volumes and that will open a renamed file such as mp3.cache as well as many options for the encryption. If you lose your password with the paid not giveaway program, it will email it to the email on file so if someone has access to your email, they can get into the program but not the files or folders you set another password to thats different.

Reply   |   Comment by DataDragon  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

The encrypted container file it creates for the virtual hard drive is not hidden. When I added it to the hidden tab to also hide it, it then disappears from the encrypted tab list and would not return even when I made it visible, and could not be opened either as it says its in use by another process. And as mentioned you cant rename the file or open it after changing it with a renamed extension through explorer to make it less obvious what it is. Hiding a file then showed up unfortunately in a search with cortana, but a program that had the file location saved when clicked now says its no longer in that location or has been renamed and didnt show in explorer or xyplorer even with show hidden files. The virtual hard drive feature is user friendly since you can mount easily and allows you to use the programs like its on any hard drive while remaining hidden otherwise, but I dont see how secure this may be as there is no info such as is the second password stored in the container or in the program, what type of encryption etc. Programs like this I agree should be a lifetime license, or at least until a major rewrite occurs adding some significant new features. For now I'll be sticking to the less user friendly but more secure veracrypt or the older version truecrypt 7.1a.

Reply   |   Comment by DataDragon  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#10

There's no real way to hide files/folders on a normally formatted drive partition -- they're listed in the tables for the partition, and accessible to whatever OS is used. The OS [e.g. Windows, Linux etc.] can hide files/folders from some users, for example Windows hiding system files, but if you have the required privileges [e.g. an Admin account], you can override such settings. Wise Folder Hider Pro [& similar apps] doesn't actually hide files/folders, but not unlike some root kits, tells Windows not to see or display them -- they're still there, and only invisible to that copy of Windows with the file/folder hiding software installed. That might well be perfectly OK -- not everyone is going to suspect that there are hidden folders to look for, not everyone's going to have something like a bootable USB stick in their pocket, & if say the only working USB ports are on the back of a PC, someone crawling under a desk to reach them might be very noticeable.

With Wise Folder Hider Pro you can also go a step further, creating & using what many companies call "Safes", that are basically encrypted VHDs [Virtual Hard Disks]. From the product page: "To encrypt files, you need to create an encrypted partitioned drive first, then drag and drop your files and folders to the encrypted drive." When encrypted VHDs are mounted they act like a separate drive partition, where anything written to that partition is encrypted on-the-fly, and anything read or copied or moved is decrypted on-the-fly. And Wise Folder Hider Pro will hide those VHDs when using that copy of Windows.

Mounting VHD's requires a driver, and telling Windows not to see certain files/folders is usually accomplished by using a driver, since drivers are automatically loaded whenever Windows starts. Drivers, like all other software, can have incompatibilities, and the fact that they're loaded when Windows starts can make incompatible drivers more of a problem than say a regular app, which you can just not run. When a new driver is added to Windows, Windows saves the old info -- you can try to restore things using the Last Known Good option from the boot menu. Setting a restore point prior to installing software that includes drivers is a good thing -- performing a backup, even better.

You can also use the open source VeraCrypt to create encrypted VHDs, and while they won't be hidden from view, you can create a 2nd encrypted *and hidden* VHD inside the outer, visible one. The free unused storage space in the outer VHD is filled with garbage data, completely masking the data making up the hidden inner VHD, the idea being that anyone gaining access to the outer VHD, whether by cracking the password or you being forced to hand it over etc., would have no idea that there's anything hidden inside, and no way to detect it either. You choose which VHD you want to mount [open], inner or outer, by using the separate inner or outer VHD's password.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#9

Got a response, now this makes sense!
Response comment:
Hi eldad. :-)

It will lose the pro functions and it will become the free version: https://www.wisecleaner.com/wise-folder-hider-free.html
You can find more details by following this link:
https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/wise-folder-hider-pro-4-2-3/#comment-604353

Reply   |   Comment by Eldad  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#8

Can somebody help me get this working?
Otherwise.. why did I even bother to download it?

Reply   |   Comment by Richard  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#7

It wouldn't let me make a password and now I can't log in!!

Reply   |   Comment by Richard  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#6

This program "may" cause issues with Windows 10. Had many random blue screens and restarts until I uninstalled
a version of this...and if you just want to "hide" a folder...

https://windows.gadgethacks.com/how-to/create-invisible-folder-windows-0118300/

...and please...no whiners about the fact that it's NOT encrypted...I KNOW...and neither is it using this POS.

Reply   |   Comment by Mothman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#5

I have used other versions of this program for years, and it is a GOOD product as are other Wise software tools.
I recommend!

Reply   |   Comment by golfmann  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)

Kjell, no, smartass... A retired American who finds the software useful.
shove it.

Reply   |   Comment by golfmann  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)

golfmann,

another ignorant American...go figure....

Reply   |   Comment by Mothman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)

Preston Mitchell, can you point me to proof of this or the suspect code?
I have never had any problems with it in years. Though I admit my facebook posts and software I use is not very state secret level.
Wise care 365 and Kerish Doctor both keep my comp. working fine.
I hide a password folder for any malware that MIGHT get through my other systems.
Why am I personally attacked because I like it and it WORKS?
Very cultish.

Reply   |   Comment by golfmann  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

Please explain: If not upgraded, than it will stop working, or file will be lost forever, Am I correct?
Not a great "Give away". No thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Eldad  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

Hi eldad. :-)

It will lose the pro functions and it will become the free version: https://www.wisecleaner.com/wise-folder-hider-free.html

Reply   |   Comment by xilolee  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

xilolee, Yikes looking at the comparison matrix between Free and Pro editions only the Pro edition supports "Encrypt files & folders" that implies only the Pro edition will allow access to Encrypted files & folders too in which case after 6 months if any participant in this "giveaway" and choses to use the Pro only feature to "Encrypt files & folders" they will stop being able to access those very same files and folders unless they pay to restore Pro features... Therefore giveaway participants should avoid using "Encrypt files & folders" feature OR remove encryption protection BEFORE the six months trial Pro license expires unless they intend to go on to subscribe/buy the Pro license of unstated duration.
I do note that elsewhere there is a warning that THIS Pro license does not include the facility for "Automatic password recovery" so it's not even the FULL Pro License as well as being a 6 month trial of "the" Pro license.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#3

Thank you for making this available. Will this work under W10 as the supported OS show only up to 8.1. Also can you secure individual files and folders or are you required to create an encrypted partition or space on the target drive first. Lastly what if we want to purchase this product are you providing any discount for GOTD members

Reply   |   Comment by Salaryman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

Hi Salaryman. :-)

This program exists at least since May 2013 and it works in Windows: XP (32bit), Vista (32bit), 7/8/8.1/10 (both 32-bit and 64-bit).

Reply   |   Comment by xilolee  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#2

Why another 6 month license? I suspect many will pass on these offers that only have a 6 month date before they have to cough up cash.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul60uk  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+47)
#1

NB:6-month license, supports upgrading.,
what will hapen after 6-month, we will only not be able to upgrade but other functions continue, or we will not be able to use it, i.e the whole function will stop.

Reply   |   Comment by muhozah  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+56)

muhozah, totally agree - this information should be crystal clear with every piece of software GOTD offers!
The point has been made repeatedly without any success. Come on GOTD! Be fair to us.

Reply   |   Comment by Grimbler  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)

Hi muhozah. :-)

It will lose the pro functions and it will become the free version: https://www.wisecleaner.com/wise-folder-hider-free.html

Reply   |   Comment by xilolee  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

xilolee, It loses the professional functions and it becomes the free version: your words!

WITH LIMITATIONS! You have to say that!
Otherwise it is confusing!

Reply   |   Comment by Ivanovich  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Hi Ivanovich. :-)

There are also programs that don't offer a free version.
Therefore, in this last case, when the license expires, the program will be unusable.
This is not the case with wisecleaner programs: almost all their programs are freebies.
Some of them has got a pro version, and you are not obliged to buy them.
That's their work and how they live… I think!

Reply   |   Comment by xilolee  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

xilolee, From Wise I only have Registry Cleaner and Disk Cleaner (portable). I use these two Cleaners sometimes when a useless program is removed, but do not use Disk Cleaner on an SSD. Keeping the PC in good condition is left to "Maintenance Center". That happens when the PC has nothing to do!

Reply   |   Comment by Ivanovich  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
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