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Folder Lock

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Very good
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out of 1321 votes out of 2 votes

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    Dec. 22, 2015
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    Free to try (15-use trial); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
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Editors' Review


Folder Lock 7 locks, hides, and password-protects files and folders on your PC, but it also encrypts files and email attachments, takes secure backups, protects USB and CD drives, and makes wallets that can store credit card numbers and other sensitive personal information. It thwarts hackers by logging and acting upon multiple failed log-in attempts, while a hotkey-activated stealth mode keeps out snoops. Folder Lock is free to try for 30 days.


Master Password option: In addition to rating Password strength, Folder Lock 7 can ask for the Master Password for the Lock Files feature only, instead of for every feature.

Make Wallets: The Make Wallets tool creates secure data containers that can store and encrypt passwords, bank accounts, credit card numbers, and more.

Xtras: The Xtras menu holds Shred Files and Clean History tools. The Shred Settings (on the Settings menu) sets the default shredding action and can exclude locked and program files from shredding.


Secure backup: Don't get us wrong -- we're all in favor of the Secure Backup tool's end-to-end encryption, real-time data sync, and automatic backup of files added to Lockers. But you have to sign up for an account to use it, which could entail subscription fees later on, and it's not a substitute for a full system backup.

Bottom Line

Folder Lock 7's ability to secure your privacy and personal data reliably and without fuss would probably be enough to justify its reasonable cost versus similar freeware, but extras like encryption and secure data wallets make the difference.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Folder Lock 7.3.0.

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1 stars

"buggy and horrible customer support"

April 14, 2016  |  By ccwhart

2016-04-14 09:03:08  |  By ccwhart

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.6


usually works


Doesn't always work--several times with the current version and with a previous version, I have been unable to close a folder because I was told that it was in use--meaning the folder and possible a file in the folder--were open. However, NOTHING was open, so I was forced to exit FL with the folder unlocked. This made me so concerned that because FL is buggy, I might someday not be able to open my locked folder, which would be a massive problem, so I made unlocked copies elsewhere on my C drive. Having to make unlocked copies kind of defeats the purpose of having FL, doesn't it? So I contacted customer support and was told to change something in the directory. I tried and discovered that the change was not necessary. It was already set and what I was supposed to set it to. SEVERAL further efforts to contact customer support have been completely ignored, even after threatening to do just what I'm doing now--posting a negative review on CNET. So my advice is to not waste money on FL.


Buggy program and absolutely horrible customer service even though their site boldly claims they always answer within 24 hours. What a joke.

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5 stars

"I like the way Folder Lock is working"

February 02, 2016  |  By pauljenkins028

2016-02-02 22:10:26  |  By pauljenkins028

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.6


Easy to use and extremely reliable.


No cons for me at least.


I needed a program to ensure security of my thesis work. I tested a number different data security suites, but, Folder Lock is the one that just got my trust. I am 100% confident over its functionality.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.5.6
Version 7.5.6 is fully compatible with Windows 10 PCs. Next, encrypted lockers have been improved, resulting in more efficient and quicker encrypting and decrypting cycles. Some minor bugs have also been resolved in this version update.
Publisher NewSoftwares
Publisher web site
Release Date December 21, 2015
Date Added December 22, 2015
Version 7.5.6
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.38MB
File Name folder-lock-en.exe
Total Downloads 3,661,908
Downloads Last Week 2,230
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-use trial
Price $39.95

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