How to Hide Files and Folders on USB Drive?


On my previous post, I’ve shown you how to create password-protected partition on USB drive. This is one of the best measures for you to protect your confidential or important files and documents on the removable media. All your important files are safe because they are stored in the hidden and encrypted partition on your USB drive.

Another good method to protect the information in your USB drive is by hiding your files and folders on USB drive. WinMend Folder Hidden is a free folder protection application that safely and quickly hide files and folders in not only in your local hard drive partitions but also on your USB drive and other removable media.

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To use WinMend Folder Hidden, after successful installation, you are required to set a password on the first launch of this file and folder hiding tool. The password is needed every time you want to access this application.

How to hide Files and Folder on USB Drive?

WinMend Folder Hidden has a straight forward interface. To hide a specific folder, click the “Hide Folder” button on the main window. Choose the folder that you want to hide and click OK. To hide file, use the “Hide File(s)” button. The “Unhide” button is used when you to want to unhide any file and folder.

How to Hide Files and Folders on USB Drive?

The hidden files/folders will be safely hidden whether the drive is accessed in another operating system on the same computer or reinstalled on another computer. The data is completely invisible to other programs or on other operating systems.

If you always pass your USB drive to other people from them to copy some files from the USB drive, you just need to use WinMend Folder Hidden. So that you don’t have worry anymore that they might look into your private files and folders inside the USB drive.

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  • Baobab

    Yes, great tools!

    But there are even more easy to use software, for example BDV DataHider 3.1 (I just installed). It can hide files and folders on NTFS, FAT32 and FAT drives including USB. Try it from here:

  • pissed off guy

    Thanks a fcking lot all my files are now gone and arent showing up so I can unhide them.

  • it’s amazing file hiding tool, very easy to use. And the latest version is winmend folder hidden 1.3.9, what’s more it supports multi-language, such as English, French, German, Hungarian, Spanish, Dutch, Arabic, Greek, Korean, Vietnames.

  • How am I going to unhide my files? All of them are important… I use a PQI 2 Gb USB.
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  • User01

    This seems to work fine for me. I like that i can hide a single folder or file and not the entire drive.