First select a folder from Folder Explorer in the lower right corner, and the selected one will display in the box named "The folder which to be deal with" in the top right corner, and then you will find some buttons on the left side turn from gray to black, you can choose an operation by clicking them.
Disguise Folder / Restore Folder
Select a folder you want to disguise in Folder Explorer in the lower right corner, and then it will appear in the box named "The folder which to be deal with" in the top right corner. Now you will find "Disguise Folder" button on the left side turns from gray to black, click it, and then you can disguise this folder as you desire.
You can disguise a folder as "Recycle Bin", " Printer", "Control Panel", "Network Neighborhood", "Dial-up", "Scheduled Task" or "Internet Explorer" so on. The disguised folder thus has a disguised icon. Moreover, if you double-click to enter it, no material contents can be seen. For example, if you’ve disguised a folder named "prog" as "Printer", after double-clicking the icon of "printer" (actually you’re clicking the disguised folder "prog"), you can only see the printer of Windows but not the content of the original folder. You can recover a disguised folder by SuperEncryptor at any time.
To restore a disguised folder, select it, click "Restore Folder" on the left side.
Reminder: In fact, Disguising folder cannot provide very good privacy protection, For better protection, enable "Hide Folder" or "Password-Protect Folder".
Hide Folder / Unhide Folder
Select a folder you want to hide in Folder Explorer in the lower right corner, and then it will appear in the box named "The folder which to be deal with" in the top right corner. Now you will find "Hide Folder" button on the left turns from gray to black, click it, and operate according to the indication to hide the folder.
This function enables you to hide any folder in a second no matter how big it is. SuperEncryptor provides a hidden folder with ternary protections to enhance the security. SuperEncryptor has the following advantages in hiding folders or adding password protection to folders: 1.When you click on Tools -> Folder Options -> choose "Show hidden files and folders" option in Windows Explorer, the hidden folders are invisible. 2. Hidden folders are invisible under the Windows safe mode. It is something not available in most of the similar software (such as the famous Folder Guard, Iprotect, etc) 3. With "dir /ah" command under pure DOS, the hidden folders are still invisible. It is also something not available in most of the similar software. 4. This function can be used on Windows 98/ME/2000/XP platforms.
Of course, the methods of hiding or password-protecting folders are not infallible. So they cannot provide you the safest protection. As to very important confidential files, it is suggested that you directly operate on the files with "Encrypt Object", "Encrypt into Host File" or "Encrypt to SDX".
The hidden folders all display in the "List box of hidden folders". If you want to show them, click on one folder, then click "Unhide Folder" button on the left side.
NOTICE: If you want to reinstall the operating system, please unhide hidden folders first. And after reinstalling hide them again. Or you can enable "Backup Information Files" first and then after reinstalling, enable "Restore Information Files".
Password-Protect Folder / Unprotect Folder
"Password-Protect Folder" means protecting your secret folder with password. Choose a folder you wish to protect in Folder Explorer in the lower right corner, and then you will find "Password-Protect Folder" button on the left side turns from gray to black, click it, a password input box will come up, input the same password twice, and click OK. The folder is now encrypted and its name appears in the "List of password-protected folders". After encryption, the folder can be used without decrypted by SuperEncryptor. By double-clicking the folder, a password input box will come up, and you can open it with a correct password. After closing the folder, it will be encrypted automatically. No matter how big the folder is, the encrypting process can be finished within seconds. I strongly recommend you this convenient function!
If you plan to disable the password protection of the folder, you can use the function of "Unprotect Folder". Choose the desired folder among the "List box of password-protected folders", then click "Unprotect Folder" button on the left side, and input the correct password in the dialogue box, thus the password protection can be disabled.
Click "Set Protected Folder's Icon" button, you can select a icon for folders protected by SuperEncryptor. All together 24 beautiful folder icons are available. The selecting will be effective after you restart or logout Windows.
Lock Folder / Unlock Folder
"Lock Folder" makes a folder unable to be deleted, renamed or copied by others. For example, when you try to delete the locked folder C:\abc, system will indicate "The folder C:\abc is being used!" When you enter the locked folder, you can’t see any files or subfolders other than a file named "Add Scheduled Task". You can disable this function with "Unlock Folder". Be careful that you can not lock an password-protected folder. If you mistakenly delete an encrypted folder, please look at "Frequently Asked Questions". Pay attention that after using the "Lock Folder" function for the first time, you should restart or logout Windows to take effect.
Recover Folder Urgently
This function allows you to recover a folder urgently if it cannot be unhidden or unprotected for various reasons, for example, you forget the password or reinstall the operating system without backuping information files. Please don't abuse the function under the normal situation! The password to enter SuperEncryptor is required before using this function so that non-authorized users can’t abuse it when you leave your computer temporarily without exiting out of SuperEncryptor. The function is only limited to the registered users.
Do Not Show Hidden Files / Show Hidden Files
When you click "Do Not Show Hidden Files" button, all files and folders with hidden attribute (including those not hidden by SuperEncryptor) on the hard disk can not be shown normally. Even if you select "Show hidden files and folders" in "Folder Options" in Windows Explorer, they are still invisible. Thus, the folders hidden or password-Protected by SuperEncryptor get more protection. It is a switch button, with a click it will turn into "Show Hidden Files" button; with another click it turns into "Do Not Show Hidden Files" button again.
The system folders such as Windows, Desktop, My Documents and the folder containing SuperEncryptor are not allowed to be disguised, hidden or password-Protected. Therefore, when you select such folders, the buttons on the left side are gray.
Because we password-Protect/hide folders in a special way, it will take a little more time (one to tens of seconds) to password-protect/hide a partition for the first time. The password-protecting/hiding speed almost has nothing to do with the quantity or size of the files in the folder, but related to the hardware disposal such as CPU, Capacity of RAM, especially speed of the hard disk. So, defragging disk fragments can greatly increase the password-protecting/hiding speed. To password-protect/hide folders on a flash disk is slower than on a hard disk. But after the first time, it will be very fast (only a second) to password-protect folders or open protected folders.