To hide folders, use XP's built-in NTFS security.
1) Create a folder, for example, FOLDER.
2) Create folders that you want to hide within FOLDER, for example, FOLDER1, FOLDER2, etc.
3) Right click on FOLDER. Then take exclusive ownership of that folder by deleting other owner from the 'Owner' tab of 'Advanced Security Settings' for FOLDER. (see image)
4) Then, in the 'Security' tab, delete everyone except yourself from 'Group or user names'. (see image)
Now, others who log in can see FOLDER, but can't see FOLDER1, FOLDER2, or any folder within FOLDER.
Of course, if you only have one user profile, then you can't use this method. You'll have to use third party software as mentioned above.
I recommend BestCrypt, however. Works great! It creates a virtual drive that you can mount and unmount.
Edited by spacesurfer, 07 August 2007 - 07:45 PM.