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Hiding Your Priviate Files
Posted 11/5/12 , edited 11/5/12
I have TrueCrypt volume on external drive with a long random password for all my private stuff, and my Windows partition is secured with BitLocker since my motherboard has a TPM chip. Started doing this after sharing my PC with a nosy roommate at university.

If you really don't want anyone to be to recover it after when through trouble of encrypting it, you can get Eraser from SourceForge and do the 7 pass wipe.
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Posted 11/5/12
You get a secondary HD and install a program or OS on it.

Then replace every system file with the files you want hidden.

Just be sure to erase shortcuts the program/OS may throw out there.



Then create a shutdown shortcut with a folder icon that says "Private."

Hopefully they keep rebooting and trying to open the folder until they learn their lesson.
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Posted 12/12/12
I don't hide any of it, I leave it on my desktop for all to see.
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Posted 12/12/12


This could be quite effective...
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Posted 12/12/12
^^ cuz no one's going to be clicking on that, haha.
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Posted 12/12/12
weird topic? i bet 70% of the user did these stuff,unless you wont mind your family watching your stuff
Posted 12/12/12
Well yes.. and it's hidden on my laptop. Put password on my account
Posted 12/12/12

haikinka wrote:

I don't hide any of it, I leave it on my desktop for all to see.


Posted 12/12/12

Spazticus wrote:



This could be quite effective...


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Posted 12/12/12
um don't get the reason for this wouldn't it be easier to make a partition and just hide the partition or password protect it
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Posted 12/12/12
Or you can put all that in a folder and change the folder icon to "Internet Explorer".
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Posted 12/12/12


Even better would be seeing their reaction.
"Someone likes Nickelback too."
"... That's not Nickelback."
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Posted 12/13/12 , edited 12/13/12
Interesting topic we have here...

I don't have much to hide, to be honest (except my internet history, which I usually delete- although there's probably temp files on my system somewhere that contain all my history anyway), but this could be useful in the future.
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Posted 12/13/12
used to do it, but now i just put x18 on the folder name, yeap i m using a family computer to store it, (home server) i m the youngest in the family and i m already beyond 20 years old. LOL...
but some of it is still under my external hd........those r extreme stuff.......not suitable for any age. for use when i m alone......and drunk.....and high.....
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Posted 12/13/12
For shared computers or paranoid people.
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