Saturday, 28 July 2012

How To Protect Your Private Data Using Secret Geeky Folder

Hide data in Geeky Folder
Data privacy is one of the major issues when different users going to use a single PC. There is quite an easy way to hide your folder, but it's not that much effective to save your confidential data. In this post I'm going to tell you a cool geeky trick using which you will be able to create a secret folder in Windows that no one able to access, thus there will be no data loss and privacy leakage.

I have a folder named Geeky-Portal containing my personal data and I want that no one able to see the content of it. So to make this folder secret first of all open a command prompt and navigate to the parent directory of the folder, in our case it is E. Therefore, write the following command in command prompt and hit enter:
E:

Now to hide the folder Geeky-Portal I'll use the rename command with CLSID (Class ID) key of Computer.
ren Geeky-Portal Geeky-Portal.{20d04fe0-3aea-1069-a2d8-08002b30309d}

Once command executed successfully, our folder will become a link and when anyone tries to open it, he/she will be navigate back to the My Computer.

In order to make the folder normal, we will use the following command:
ren Geeky-Portal.{20d04fe0-3aea-1069-a2d8-08002b30309d} Geeky-Portal

It is just that simple, in my coming post I'll share another smart way, which is more secure than this one. So, keep visiting us at GeekyPortal.