Very nice utility but 2 stars instead of 5 because of a major issue: files and folders hidden under one Windows operating system (either XP, Vista, 7 or 8) need to be unhidden using the same OS version. Folders on a USB key that were hidden using Win7 cannot be unhidden on a PC running Win XP and vice-versa.
The software developer responded to this review on Jan 15, 2013:
Dear user, thank you for your feedback. Files and folders hidden under either Windows operating system i.e. Vista, 7 or 8 can be unhidden on either of the other two OS systems. But XP is an exception. The file/folder hidden on XP OS only can be unhidden on the system running XP.
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Wise Folder Hider is a nice program that is easy to install as well. I would definitely recommend it if you need to hide some files or folders.