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Secret Folder

By Apimac

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Hide files and folders from the prying eyes of other people using your Mac.

The most simple and straightforward method to protect a file. Secret Folder allow you to build a list of file and folders, which you may turn visible or invisible with a simple click. In addition, the application launch can be password-protected. This protection system is based on the principle that no person will attempt to open a file he/she cannot see or knows about.

Secret Folder constitutes the perfect solution if you wish to prevent occasional users of your Mac to view, open, or change files or documents while browsing the contents of your hard drive.

Notes about security
This app uses the standard functionality of the operating system to make folders and files invisible. Programmers and experienced users could gain access to a folder made invisible and there are some applications that let you open invisible files or files contained in a folder made invisible. Whether you need advanced levels for protecting your data, there are other ways. To learn more about Protecting information on removable media open Finder’s Help.

What's New in Version 8.3

Fix release


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Customer Reviews

Works great but no secret

Clearly this app is designed to hide content on your mac that you'd prefer others not to see. Secret Folder does just that and does it simply and well, so for that I'm very satisfied. The problem is, having a big icon on my 27" iMac launchpad screaming "Secret Folder" kind of gives the secret away, even if the content isn't visible. I'm a relative newbie to macs so perhaps there's a way to change the app name or something from the OS, but wouldn't it be great if you could rename the app and maybe choose a different icon right from within the apps preferences?

Secret Folder works exactly as is says and does a great job, only improvement I can suggest is make it easier to keep the secret.

How to reset the app for those forgot the password

Whether you forgot the password, follow this steps to reset the app:

Hold the Option key and use the “Go” menu in the Finder to Show Library.
Delete this folder:
/Users/<you>/Library/Application Support/Apimac/Secret Folder/

Note: when resetting the app you’ll find the item list empty. Please note that there are thousands of hidden items in OS X, so in order to recover your hidden folders or files, you’ll need to know where they are located, please see Recover a not listed and hidden folder solution.


I have a 2011 Mac Book Pro and I found that if you make a file invisible then you'll lose it forever. Sh..ty ap, I want my money back!!!! Organizes files for you without a choice-DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!

Secret Folder
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  • $24.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 8.3
  • Size: 5.2 MB
  • Languages: English, Italian
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later

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