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.
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.
Folder Lock is a data security solution that encrypt & secures your files, while keeping an automatic and real-time backup of encrypted files in the backup cloud. It also offers security for USB drives and CDs/DVDs. Folder Lock is an Anti-Hack Solution that lets you lock files, folders and drives; shred files and clean your Windows History.Works with both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Vista/XP/7/8.1/10. The complete data leak prevention suite. Folder Lock is the only product that offers military grade 256-bit AES on-the-fly encryption as well as syncing of encrypted files to an online cloud storage. No need to decrypt or manually backup your files. You can later restore files at any time, on any computer. Lockers can also be converted to executables using the 'Protect USB/CD' feature that allows you to keep your encrypted files wherever you go in USB drives or CDs and DVD or convert your files and folders to encrypted ZIP files for email attachments. Furthermore, If you want to protect your files without encrypting them, you can also lock your files, folders and drives on your PC from access and visibility. You can also create Encrypted Wallets to save personal information like Credit Cards, Bank Accounts and Business Cards. Apart from these amazing features you can also Shred files, folders, drives and empty hard drive space. You can also clean Windows usage history. Additionally, Folder Lock comes with additional security settings unheard before. You can activate password security and restrict access to different parts of the application using an admin level master password. You can run the application in complete stealth using the Stealth Mode feature. You can also catch and perform actions on repetitive hack attempts and on basis of incorrect password logs and you can set automatic duration based protection for your data security, so you know that your stuff is no longer accessible to anyone else when you're away from your PC.
What's new in this version:
Added Arabic language Version an New Forgotten Password Feature.
I've been using Folder Lock since version 5, and every now and then, the folder lock people launch a new version. I heard great things about version 7 so I bought one today. I also got a discount as I was a upgrading to a newer version. What I love about FL7 was the fact that I could backup my encrypted lockers right within the interface. This was a badly needed feature, at least for me. It seems the FL people have finally realized what their users want. Good on them!