Protect and hide folders, files, drives. Security tools for hiding your files, folders, and drives.

Set Hot Keys

Hot keys are an integral part of using Universal Shield, because they let you run Universal Shield in Stealth Mode. Hot keys are keyboard combinations that activate a certain task, or process, such as a key combination that causes the Universal Shield software to run.

Enable Hot Keys

Select Enable hot keys to turn on the feature. You must set hot keys to use Universal Shield in Stealth Mode (see "Stealth Mode").

Ask for Password...

Selecting Ask for Password when changing the protection mode causes a password prompt to open if you use a hot-key combination to turn protection on or off. This prevents someone else from using your hot-key combination to circumvent your protections.

Open Universal Shield

Set the hot-key combination that opens Universal Shield. This works when Universal Shield is not running and is the only way to access Universal Shield in Stealth Mode.

Toggle Protection Mode

Set the hot-key combination that turns Universal Shield protection on and off. Protection enforces the Read, Write, Delete, and Visible settings for an object.

Enable Protection Keys

Enable protection keys lets you set a hot-key combination that only enables protection.

Disable Protection Keys

Disable protection keys lets you set a hot-key combination that only disables protection.

Using separate hot keys for enabling and disabling protection may provide you more security than using one hot-key combination to toggle protection.

Notify About Changes...

Selecting Notify about changes to the protection mode causes a message box to open when you change the security mode and alert you with information about the current security mode (ENABLED or DISABLED).

For more information, see "How to Set Hot Keys".

See Also


Universal Shield 4.7: Hide files, folders, and drives, and set access rules using flexible security combinations for your most precious data.

Lock Folder XP is a new security tool that lets you lock your files, folders, and drives with your personal password.

Protect Folder: Lock USB drives and local folders on the fly by protecting them with your own password.

USB Security: Secure workstations or the entire network against unauthorized USB devices.

DiskBoost: Speed up disk operation with a secure virtual RAM disk.

Using Protect Folder 98, you can password-protect your files and folders from unauthorized access by other Windows 98/ME users.

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