Simple Security Trick

Propellerhead Top Tip

If you share your PC with others you obviously know that it is next to impossible to keep your personal files and data private, but there is a way. The trick from Propellerhead is to use a built-in Windows facility for protecting System files, by ‘hiding’ them from view in Windows Explorer and all of the programs on your PC. To hide a folder and its contents simply open Windows Explorer then right-click on the folder icon. Select Properties and under Attributes check ‘Hidden’. In order for this to work properly Windows Explorer must be set to hide nominated files, so go to Tools > Folder Options, select the View tab and a short way down the list make sure that the item ‘Do not show hidden files’ is checked.  There’s plenty more great tips like that one on the BootLog website at

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