Thanks to the new technologies for capturing images and videos, increasingly smaller, easier to use and above all of quality that were incorporated into cell phones, tablets, cameras and computers, photographs came to the fore Absolute, to the point where it is practically easier to show an image than to try to explain it with words. Leaving aside the controversy that this fact can generate, the truth is that images are currently one of the most used methods by people around the world to communicate with others in a simple and barrier-free way.
In this aspect, social networks play a more than important role, since in these areas the need to say something quickly, effectively and for everyone to understand us is more powerful than any text that can be written. On social networks we can find all kinds of images, from people who show their intimacy informing the world what food they are going to have for lunch that day, to people who use digital platforms to publicize their artistic work. In this sense, only Facebook, which is not an image-focused social network, usually shares about two billion photos per day.
Going back to the beginning of the post, digital photography has allowed us to have visual records of all our daily activities, from when we get up until we go to bed, without spending a penny, and in many users this has become a vice, even portraying what should stay in the depths of intimacy. This has led to all kinds of unpleasant situations, which even many of them have passed to the police plane.
The privacy of our lives must be protected, since we do not know who may be watching. With this in mind, throughout this post we will show you the simplest ways to hide photos on Windows, Android and iPhone.
Hide photos and videos in Windows
Fortunately, in Windows, hiding photos and videos is very easy to do; in addition, we have two methods available: A manual mode with the Windows file tools and another method that involves the use of third-party apps.
As a first point, as it is the easiest to implement, we will show you how the method of hiding photos and videos works using Windows tools. In this case it is very necessary to emphasize that the method will only work if the person does not have computer knowledge, as well as in the case that the person does not know that said photos and videos are there, hidden. It also requires that we store the images and videos that we want to hide in specific folders, but within the image folder structure intended for this purpose in the operating system.
To hide videos and photos in Windows with the folder options, we must follow the instructions below:
The first thing we have to do is create and order the photos and videos that we want to hide in folders isolated from the rest, although they can remain inside the Windows “Images” and “Video” folders . For example “Images”> “Holidays 2019”. In the case of videos, the same.
Once we order and create the folders with the photos and videos that we want to hide, with the right mouse button we click on the folders and select the “Properties” option. After that we click on the “Hidden” check box . To finish, click on the “Accept” button .
Next, click on the “Accept” button in the box that appears.
After that, we can see that the folder with photos or videos that we wanted to hide has disappeared from view.
It should be noted that in order to see the folders with hidden photos and videos again, all we have to do is click on the “View” tab in the upper panel of the Windows window and then activate the “Hidden elements” check box.
To hide the photos and videos again, we deactivate the “Hidden elements” box .
The other method that we can use to hide photos and videos in Windows is through 3rd party applications. In this sense, one of the most used apps for this type of tasks is Lockdir, which in addition to protecting our photos and videos from prying eyes, also allows us to secure any other folder in which we store information of a private nature.
The difference between this method of hiding videos and photos and the manual with the Windows folder tools is that Lockdir uses passwords to be able to work, therefore we will not have to make spatial movements with the folders to achieve it. It should be noted that this app to hide videos and photos is completely free.
To hide photos and videos through an app, all we have to do is follow the instructions below:
The first thing we have to do is download Lockdir, which we can do by clicking on this link.
Once the app to hide photos and videos in Windows has been downloaded, we run it, since it is not necessary to install it, that is, it is a portable app.
Using the app is very simple, since all we have to do is click on the folder icon to select the directory we want to protect in the window that appears.
Once we have selected the folders that we want to hide, press the “Accept” button .
After that, we write the password that we want to use and repeat it in both fields, to finish we click on the “Protect” button .
From now on, every time we want to enter the folders with videos and photos that we hide with Lockdir, we will have to enter the key that we created at the beginning of the procedure in the “Unprotect” field