CDRom-Lock

CDRom-Lock

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.6.1
  • Total Downloads:
    13,682
  • Date Added:
    December 15, 2005
  • File Size:
    166KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    12
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP

Editors' Review

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This aptly named utility prevents your CD and DVD drives from being opened with an eject button. CDRom-Lock has a no-frills interface that lets you select a CD/DVD drive from a drop-down list, lock or unlock it, and open or close the drive. (The interface opens in German, so select Edit, which is the middle choice on the menu; open Preferences; and select English as the language.) Locking the drive renders your eject button useless. At that point, the only way to open the drive is to do it through the CDRom-Lock interface. All CD-ROM action options worked flawlessly in our tests. The application is easy to use, so you won't miss the absent help file. Any user who needs to keep her CDs or DVDs locked for security reasons or often accidentally presses the eject buttons on the CPU will surely find this simple freeware beneficial.
 
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User Reviews
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  • 2 stars

    "An outdated and glitchy software. I'd go with LockCD"

    July 02, 2012   |   By PhilipGutierrez

    Version: CDRom-Lock 0.6.1

    Pros

    1. free
    2. somewhat helps with the problem

    Cons

    1. outdated
    2. glitchy
    3. doesn't retain lock state after sleep-resume
    3. LockCD is a much better alternative

    Summary

    An outdated and glitchy software. i would go with LockCD (look it up on sourceforge or google)

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  • 3 stars

    "Works but glitchy."

    July 31, 2011   |   By coryb891

    Version: CDRom-Lock 0.6.1

    Pros

    It does lock my DVD drive.

    Cons

    The really annoying thing was that I selected English in the installer and it came up in German. I tried to reinstall to be sure I did it right and it still came up in German.

    Summary

    I did muddle through the menus and found the path to change it to English:

    - Right-click the systray icon, select "Maximieren".
    - Click the "Bearbeiten" menu item and then "Optionen".
    - Click "English"

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  • 1 stars

    "Can't tell"

    March 22, 2011   |   By dichro1

    Version: CDRom-Lock 0.6.1

    Pros

    Cannot tell can't get it.

    Cons

    Cannot tell

    Summary

    You have 32 buttons on a page that try to convince me that I want their product too. They all work. Why does the one I want and came for not work?

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  • 5 stars

    "Great for keeping kids out of drives!"

    May 13, 2009   |   By d5j9

    Version: CDRom-Lock 0.6.1

    Pros

    Works great.

    Cons

    Would open but not close one of my 2 drives, so I had to unlock it or push it in to close it.

    Summary



    Updated on May 13, 2009

    One more note: default language is German, but can be easily changed to English.

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  • 5 stars

    "Love it!!!"

    April 25, 2009   |   By 1nzlotrfan1

    Version: CDRom-Lock 0.6.1

    Pros

    It works with both my drives. It's small, simple and just excellent.

    Cons

    None really. Sometimes it can take a long time to do one thing.

    Summary

    Really good, best free one I've found.

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  • 5 stars

    "Simple Simon"

    August 12, 2008   |   By HappyMark

    Version: CDRom-Lock 0.6.1

    Pros

    Makes my life simple. No worries that i will click open my Laptop drive accidently. Umf !! Great relief.

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  • 3 stars

    "A little sluggish, but works"

    December 27, 2005   |   By daddio8

    Version: CDRom-Lock 0.6.1

    Pros

    1. The program performs as promised.

    2. I have now learned a few words in (German) I think.

    Cons

    1. There seemed to be a rather long delay for such a simple task.

    2. Although it was easy to figure out, I would prefer if it were in English.

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    Full Specifications

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    General
    Publisher N. Wiese
    Publisher web site http://www.cdrom-lock.de/index_en.html
    Release Date December 15, 2005
    Date Added December 15, 2005
    Version 0.6.1
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory System Utilities
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000
    Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP
    Download Information
    File Size 166KB
    File Name CDRom-Lock_Setup_061.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 13,682
    Downloads Last Week 12
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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