Camouflage your secret folders using Disguise Folders for Windows 10/8/7

A few days back, we talked about how you could hide folders in Windows 10/8/7/Vista. Today we are introducing to you a novel TWC app – an ingenious way to hide your folders in Windows 10/8/7.

Our young TWC forum member Paras Sidhu is at it again – he has developed for TWC, Disguise Folders, a free tool that lets you camouflage your secret folders and allows you to disguise them as system folders.

Disguise Folders for Windows

Disguise Folders

Let’s say you want to hide folder and don’t want anyone looking for it. Use Disguise Folders to make it look and act like say Windows Update or Recycle Bin.

How it works:

  • Download and run this portable app.
  • Select the folder you want to camouflage by clicking on the Disguise button. Let’s say you want to disguise ‘Secret Folder’.
  • Next, select what you would like to hide it as. Let’s say you select Windows Update.
  • Click Disguise Now.
  • You will see your Secret Folder being replaced by Windows Update!

Try clicking this Windows Update folder, and you will actually see Windows Update opening!

To recover your old folder:

  • Click on the Recover button and select the path of this ‘Windows Update’ folder. Enter the Folder name viz Secret Folder and click Recover now.
  • You will see your Secret Folder back in place of the Windows Update folder.

Its a safe, for-fun kind of an app and in no way messes with your original system folders.

Download Disguise Folders v1 and check it out for yourself and have fun using it!

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Anonymous

    Cool & Thanks 🙂

  2. Sup3rbird

    Very nice, and useful. Thanks

  3. love it. reminds me of an old software called fake folder, it used to hide any folder as a control panel
    but that’s much better
    thanks for sharing:D

  4. Dresden

    can this be available for win xp

  5. Group10d

    nice but………………
    ummmm what we have to do after gettin a zip file in camaflouge

  6. Anonymous

    Thanks for this great app. but is there any way to hide recycle bin clsid so that when anyone try to rename the folder, its still open recycle bin, not the folder.
    One more, the Fonts disguise doesn’t work somehow, I can still access the disguise folder.

  7. Anonymous

    Forget it. I found a way to ‘solve’ this. In order to use this app, the ‘Hide extensions for known file types’ in Folder Options must be checked (i have to restart windows). Otherwise, the .CLSID extension will appear. On the other hand, the Fonts CLSID disguise doesn’t work as I still can access the disguise folder.

  8. 2startblog

    Nice Article. By the way your social networking icons links are not correct. YouTube and Pinterest links are swapped.

  9. Thanks – Will correct them soon. 🙂

  10. aditya mehta

    That works awesomely so congratz and thanks for such nice trick………!!!

  11. Persona1072

    I too found that the “Fonts” folder doesn’t open fonts when it is clicked!

  12. Jugimon

    Great tool. Thanks!!

  13. STL Windows Club Guest

    I tried this under WINDOWS 8 PROFESSIONAL (I know it said for Windows 7 but thought I’d try it) and it doesn’t work. Can you please create a version that is workable under WINDOWS 8? It would be much, much appreciated!!!

  14. Paras Sidhu

    Nice idea. I will try to create it 🙂

  15. Paras Sidhu

    Hello, I tried it and it worked very well. What’s the problem (error)?

  16. Techyologyblog

    Useful information

  17. guest

    How to disable changing clsid?

  18. Paras Sidhu

    Check the following option in Folder Options:

    Hide extensions for known file type

  19. Tarkus

    Very cool idea!

    Question: Does it also hide the folder from applications, so they can no longer access it, or is this only for Explorer? Would like to hide folders from prying eyes, but still have my programs be able to access them.

  20. Paras Sidhu

    I think yes. It also hides folders from applications. You need to manually unhide the folders.

  21. Tarkus

    Thanks, I figured that was probably the case, but wanted to make sure.

  22. Hadrian Embalsado

    I can’t download it!

  23. Why? The download link is working fine. Oh – maybe your security software is blocking it …

  24. Hadrian Embalsado

    Hmm… Well it’s linking me back and forth between the directory page for this and this page. Well at least I downloaded it in another source.

  25. There is no directory page. It is the direct link: Click on it: 🙂

  26. NRon

    I tried the application and it hid the folder ok in Windows 8. But when I try to recover the folder it does not work.

  27. Paras Sidhu

    What happens when you try to recover the folder? Did you point to the correct folder? Any error?

  28. disorderrr

    hiii. i have big probleme with this program.. Who can help????????

  29. Paras Sidhu

    Please tell us what problem you are facing.

  30. Jonathan Barrado

    This works like my batch app, but doesnt works to me because after turning folder to “Windows Update” his name appears like: “Windows Update.{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}”, and doesnt disguiss like a boss.
    Have a way to hidden the extension CLSID ? thx

  31. Jeani Kman

    What happens if you know the secret folder name but forgot what folder you used to hide it in.

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