what is the best way to hide a file in dos to make it hard to find besides adding a hidden attrib to it?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The simplest way is for you to do a combination. Use the hide attribute and for folder or file name append it with a non-printable character that looks like a space.

    Even if someone tried to display all hidden files it will an additional effort to access it. Since a lot of people already forgot that ascii code.

    I don't know if I should tell other methods of hiding files and information. Because of the tension of security in some countries.

  • 1 decade ago

    The best way to hide any file is to put it on a removable drive, and then hide the drive!

    Any of the current OS management systems, Apple or MS in particular, can 'hide' a file. Someone can also find them with the bundled file-search programs, so there isn't much point the h+ attribute any more.

    If it's that critical, then moving the file to a removable, drive is best. After that, it's physical security, not digital.

  • 1 decade ago

    If what you want to do is hide the information your file contains (assuming it is text), you can always encrypt it and place it in full public view :).

    If it is images that you want to hide, we used to do this in our olden days by placing them under "Program Files\Norton" or something. Completely inane, and no one wants to ever look at it :D.

  • 1 decade ago

    or change your file's name to a unmemorable name (and the extension too), and put it in the place that nobody can think about (even you). ^_^

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