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Old 07-16-2006, 05:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok..my wife hates porn..andi have it. The only way for me to hide is to set properties to hidden and goto options and "do not show hidden files and folders

the only problem is if she does a SEARCH for movies...they show up. is there anyway around this ?
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compress them with winrar, password protect them, rename the file
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i did that..but they still show up in a search , just you cant access them, she will still want to know why she cant access.
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Google "removable media" for your answer.
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You can use the old school trick that I used way back in windows 3.1 to hide things from my parents. Just make a partition that is hidden completely. It was much easier in windows 3.1 but here is a how-to for XP.

Create a partition (I am guessing you know how...if not, google)

Go to Start...Run...type CMD
A DOS prompt will come up
type
diskpart...hit enter
Then type
list volume...hit enter

a list of the drives will come up and will be labeled volume 0, volume 1.....

Lokk for the partition you created and take note of the volume # and the drive letter

type
select volume #...hit enter
then type
remove letter X...hit enter (X is the letter your partition is assigned)

This will make the drive not visible to search or browsing. When you want to access the drive go through the same steps but change the lat one as below.

diskpart...hit enter
Then type
select volume #...hit enter
then type
assign letter X...hit enter

That will make the drive come back. I am sure you could write a bat file that does this....The code would look like this.

Copy the following into notepad and save as remove.bat

@echo off
diskpart
select volume #
remove letter X

Copy the following into notepad and save as retrieve.bat

@echo off
diskpart
select volume #
assign letter X


I havent tested these bat files but you should be able to create them and then just run double click them as needed. Let me know if you run into trouble.
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are you using XP pro?

this is a trick i've used:

add your user account with full permissions to the folder "\system volume information"
create a folder and store your stuff there.
Remove your user account from the permissions to the folder "\system volume information"

to get to your data you need to give yourself permissions for the folder again but while you dont have permissions then the contents wont show in an explorer search.
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rename the compress rar file to hide.duh (go to folder option and enable 'show file extensions'). rename it back to .rar when you want to see it
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burn your media to a CD/DVD?

or as warezmonster said rename and compress them via ZIP or RAR you can strill run your videos or view images wihtout extractign i think liek you can an .EXE
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bah! make a folder in your C:\Windows\System\system32\ dir and name it OLD DRIVERS or something, then change the name of the file from "original file name" to ati01127 or some randomcrap like that..

then go to the search function and change the propertied to advanced searchs.

unless she knwos how to use the asterick than she wont find them...


Personally, idont find a point in keeping the files, they just get old after a while. use the internet get somethign new and fresh, clear you history, temps, cache and cookies, and your good
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Personally, idont find a point in keeping the files, they just get old after a while. use the internet get somethign new and fresh, clear you history, temps, cache and cookies, and your good

Thats the best way to go!
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