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Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
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Hello Fred,  I do have a hidden folder on my smartphone as an App, and I started using Dashlane Security for all my passwords. 

Nov 27, 2023 10:23 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Fred, I do not have one but now I think I need to know more about getting one.

 

Nov 27, 2023 09:54 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Hello Fred,  the manner in which my WordPress sites are hosted and my files set up, including passwords, I do not see a need for a hide folder feature. 

My tech peeps have all taken care of for me. 

I wish you all the best finding a perfect solution for your needs. 

Nov 27, 2023 07:51 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I have reached a stage of transparency....nothing to hide or protect

Nov 27, 2023 06:15 AM
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Gwen Fowler SC Lakes & Mountains 864-710-4518
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Walhalla, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

I am ready for a fingerprint reader and end all the password nonsense.

Nov 27, 2023 04:40 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I don't know enough about it but suspect someone with knowledge could easily unhide hidden folders... ?

Nov 27, 2023 04:40 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I do not have such a program Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate but I will look into it. I have to admit I am sick of passwords and such. On my new phone I don't even have it password protected.

Nov 26, 2023 06:35 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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Many years ago I did, never really trusted the program though.

Now I just password protect the whole computer.

Nov 26, 2023 04:34 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

What is your goal?  Are you looking to secure one folder or a set of folders on a shared computer?  Or are you looking to protect your entire drive in case it's stolen?

 

I've used TrueCrypt and it's offshoot VeraCrypt in the past for folder level and entire disk encryption.  With the folder level you create a big file that looks meaningless but it actually stores the encrypted folders so they don't show up.  Obvious downside is if you suffer drive corruption in the area of the folder, you better have a backup.

 

Both of those also have full disk encryption options as well.  I've used them on some laptops in the past until my drive started failing.

 

Now I use something else that encrypts locally and has encrypted cloud storage with "zero knowledge" keys.  In other words, they don't know your key and can't be forced to disclose and decrypt your data like Google and others can and have been.  Won't post publicly, PM me for the product name.

Nov 27, 2023 09:30 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I use a plethora of passwords that I honestly can never remember when necessary. No "Hide folders" software. Will look into it. 

Nov 27, 2023 03:41 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I am very lax when it comes to digital security.  My computer has a code to enter any of my sites but passwords are weak.

Nov 27, 2023 07:22 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I am like Richie. Don't know what is so important to protect from?

Nov 27, 2023 06:44 AM
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Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
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I don’t have this but need to do more research before I enbrace another “time saver

Nov 27, 2023 04:05 AM
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Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I don't have one of those, but it seems like a really good idea.  However, I do not know enough about it to be a worthy source to recommend something, haha.  For my part, I don't keep anything on my computer, but rather an external hard drive and I keep a list of my passwords but encrypted with a simple code that hopefully only I understand, haha.

Nov 27, 2023 02:02 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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I don't but, Ray does as he has all of our financial info on HIS computer, not mine! He uses #3 on your list, Folder Lock. Every time his operating system is upgraded (MS 10 to 11), he has to buy another license for it (which is not that often). The cost is $39.95 each time he has to update his license (not annually but, every few years).

He really likes it and when I need to log-on to get information for a P&L, etc. I don't have any issues getting in. So, user-friendly from a personal perspective!

Nov 27, 2023 09:25 PM