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I have already written an article on MacHider, so the readers may ask why again? Well, in the previous one, I just pointed out a few basic features of MacHider, however, in this one; I am going to elaborate things as well. Let’s talk about a couple of advanced features of MacHider in this article that were not mentioned in the previous one.

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AutoHide Groups

When you run MacHider for the first time, you should notice the AutoHide Groups feature right then. For each of the individual custom groups that you have created, you can toggle the AutoHide feature on or off.

If you run MacHider, the groups with the AutoHide option enabled, will reveal the contained files automatically. However, as soon as you close MacHider, those files will get back to their hidden status. If you need to access groups of hidden files at a frequent basis, this feature can prove to be very useful.

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It is advertised by the app that it doesn’t modify any of the files that it hides. Well, you don’t need to worry about file corruption as it seems. Now, let’s discuss a bit that how secure MacHider actually is. If you hide any specific file, MacHider then creates a hidden folder to which the file is moved with a reversed file name (This is probably done so that it doesn’t show up in the spotlight). There is a password feature which protects your files from being accessed by other users.

On a nutshell, I will suggest my readers to give it a try. The app is good at what it claims to be doing. It works well in keeping some of the sensitive files out of the intruders’ sights. Don’t think of it as a security tool, it isn’t. It works well to hide your files and for that, it is definitely top notch.

In case you are a user of MAC OS X, you don’t require any specialized third part security software for keeping the important data out of the intruders. If you use the FileVault option found in System Preferences with a strong user account password, the entire disk of yours will be encrypted automatically.

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Most of the time, MAC OS X has been proved to be doing a great job in keeping the data protected. However, the most sensitive time for my data is when the computer is used by me actively. No, I am not talking of any Trojans or other digital intruders. It does not matter how secure my system is, if others can look at all the files of my system just by looking over my shoulder. Hence, I feel that the most important files with sensitive information should always be hidden from sight and today, I’ll talk about a tool that helps you in achieving this – MacHider.

MacPaw is the developer behind MacHider and the software costs $9.99. MacPaw incidentally, is behind many other popular software such as CleanMyPC, CleanMyDrive and CleanMyMac. The user interface of MacHider is really nice, just like the other products of MacPaw.

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Hiding a file is important because others in that case, won’t even know that the sensitive files ever existed. You need to drag and drop files onto the main panel of the application and thereby those are added to the overarching collection of All Files. Each of the files can individually be hidden; otherwise, you can toggle the big Hide switch that can be found in the top right corner.

You can even create custom groups of your choice and thereby have fine control over the hiding activities. Some of the custom groups can be Private Files and Secret Pictures. The custom groups can be edited and you can create other custom groups with a name of your choice as well.