DFolder XP

DFolder XP

Download Editors' Rating:
2
Mediocre
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1
  • Total Downloads:
    2,232
  • Date Added:
    April 11, 2006
  • File Size:
    980.73KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 3.x/95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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A misstep during DFolder XP's installation is a minor annoyance, but the inability to retrieve some hidden files is utterly frustrating.

The clunky installation of DFolder XP ends with an optional check box to open the Readme text file. It shouldn't be an option, as the password-protected program is automatically launched after install. Unfortunately, the password is only provided in the Readme file. Novices will give up in frustration, and experienced users will wonder why the publisher forced the extra step. The simple, drab interface and navigation feels outdated, especially the file browser. Four buttons make up the toolbar, which sits over a window that lists hidden content. The interface can't be resized and there's no option to scroll the window, so longer files paths aren't completely visible.

DFolder XP offers two choices: either hide files or folders, or hide items and add password protection. The problem with the first was that items weren't well-hidden. The program's file browser only shows your drives. If you decide to hide a folder located in My Documents, it's hidden if you drill down through the C: drive, then go to Documents and Settings, and then (finally) head to My Documents as DFolder XP requires you to. However, in Windows Explore you merely use the My Documents desktop shortcut to see the supposedly hidden folder. At least this process was easily reversed. That is not true with password protection. Trying to unhide items resulted in a runtime error, after which the program shut down. Subsequent attempts to unhide files or folders were also unsuccessful.

There's no need to even test this dud. It's surpassed in form and function by many other programs in the genre.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 3 stars

    "DFolder XP UPDATE"

    November 06, 2010   |   By Author-DFXP

    Version: DFolder XP 1

    Pros

    Thank You to all USERS
    This is an light app targeted
    primarily to home-pc-users.
    Features are targetted to give an advance
    capabilities to Windows System : Show / Hide File Options.

    Once again , thank you & wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

    Cons

    Cons would be :

    Some advance file encryption features are missing
    for that soon a New Version is being under Compilation.

    Summary

    Thank You

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  • 3 stars

    "Average in use , bt ok"

    November 06, 2010   |   By paploo_007

    Version: DFolder XP 1

    Pros

    Works well for me , decent software , some limitations bt OK.
    Simple to use

    Cons

    Poor Encryption

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  • 4 stars

    "A good software for folder encryption"

    June 02, 2007   |   By jimmiezz

    Version: DFolder XP 1

    Pros

    Nice Interface

    Cons

    . . . . . . . .

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    Full Specifications

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    General
    Publisher tomarzlAB
    Publisher web site http://www.freewebs.com/tomarzlab
    Release Date April 11, 2006
    Date Added April 11, 2006
    Version 1
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Encryption Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 3.x, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Me
    Additional Requirements Windows 3.x/95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
    Download Information
    File Size 980.73KB
    File Name DFolder 1.0 Trial Setup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 2,232
    Downloads Last Week 2
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations See description
    Price $19.95
     
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