Easy File Locker

Easy File Locker


Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 39 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.5
File Size:
322.16KB
Date Added:
June 13, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
158,370
Downloads Last Week:
491
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

This free privacy programs lets you hide and lock your most sensitive files and folders, but we found its user interface counterintuitive and lacking password protection.

Easy File Locker has a very plain user interface. The black-on-white command buttons aren't the least bit eye-appealing. But more importantly, the large blank window gives the impression that you can drag and drop files, but that proved not to be the case when we tried it. When we selected the add file button, a window appeared with boxes already checked to allow access and visibility to files, as well as the capability to write and delete them. We assumed that unchecking the boxes would turn off their respective functions, but doing so did just the opposite. Once we got used to the interface, the program worked as promised, but without any password protection, our changes were vulnerable to anyone with access to our PC.

Despite being freeware, this tool doesn't offer much in terms of privacy. If you're looking for a secure way to hide or lock your files, we recommend that you keep looking. It left no traces on our PC when we uninstalled it.

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All User Reviews

    Results 1-10 of 39

  • 4 stars

    "Quick and simple"

    December 30, 2013   |   By RajaCnet97

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Ease of use, add folder or file then set password and there you go
    Simple functionality that works
    Windows Explorer can still search it but cannot open it.

    Cons

    Security wise just password protected.

    Summary

    Like it for simple functionality which works for most users.

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  • 1 stars

    "It doesn't work!"

    April 30, 2013   |   By frustratedintn

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    How do you uninstall a program that can't be uninstalled. You download their software and pay for it. This is illware. Which I haven't done. Hopefull download.com will rectify this arrogant attempt to bamboozle the public.

    Summary

    It is really rediculous to have this available on your website. Or you need to alert the consumer about the need to purchase other software.

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  • 1 stars

    "Apart from pass.1 more"

    October 25, 2012   |   By Alive-tutors

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    after looking this con u will say really no pros

    Cons

    it clearly says, if u use in windows safe mode, the locked files and folders aar accessible. :P



    really a fail

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  • 5 stars

    "SUPER LITTLE PROGRAM"

    October 06, 2012   |   By easydusit490439502

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Easy enough to use, does what it says, keeps me from messing up my own files.

    Cons

    none that I have found!

    Summary

    Great small footprint program that will protect you from yourself.
    We all know what that can mean.

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  • 1 stars

    "Wouldnt let you create password.Wouldnt uninstall.FAIL!"

    April 09, 2012   |   By Sunny7dec

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Gives invalid password error when creating a password for the first time. Absolutely stupid. No pros at all!

    Cons

    Everything!

    Summary

    After installing, it asks you to create password. You enter a password and it says 'INVALID PASSWORD!" I mean how effing stupid is that?? Not it would not even uninstall, since it gives the same error while uninstalling. "Invalid password" When it didnt even let me create on in the first place. EPIC FAIL. AVOID!

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  • 1 stars

    "This is awful.Don't use it!"

    February 13, 2012   |   By rajopapic

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Nothing at all.

    Cons

    Soon i installed it ask me for pass.witch i didnt set up at all.And worse i cant uninstall it anymore without password. I send question to Xoslab support, still no answer from them. Run away from this program

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  • 5 stars

    "Best free file locker"

    January 04, 2012   |   By Softwarerover

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    This is not an encryption program but a "file locker" as clearly described. A very good tool to protect files you don't want to accidentally overwrite or delete. You can on the fly add a file or even a complete folder to be protected and there you go. In addition, you can hide any file in the list. If you are the only user of your computer you don't even need a password since the ultimate goal is to protect your files against your own negligence. I noticed that it is the same programmer who gave us the excellent "Shadow Defender". Good work and give us again such nice tools.

    Cons

    None but if you're looking for encryption software this is not it.

    Summary

    If you need to protect files or folders against your mistakes, you now have a good and simple tool to do it.

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  • 1 stars

    "Waste of time"

    June 14, 2011   |   By compsupergeek

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Not a damn thing

    Cons

    Everything, seeing how this program does absolutely nothing.

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  • 5 stars

    "very good one. easy to use"

    March 29, 2011   |   By ind11

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    works well

    Cons

    easy handling

    Summary

    good product and 100% working

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  • 5 stars

    "Perfect one and so easy to use it"

    March 29, 2011   |   By dineshcdk

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    This tools is amazing. I am using in windows7 and it works superb.
    Its a free tool so no need to pay for it.

    Cons

    Product features are as simple as it is. any one can easily understand and use it efficiently.I have been searching in web for similar products and used so many of them, but i recommend this is the best product i came across with freeware.

    Summary

    Must use product with out any tension..Very good one..
    Thanks to the developers and thanks to CNET.

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