Folder Lock

Folder Lock

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 1303 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.5.2
  • Total Downloads:
    3,564,420
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 10, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-use trial); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    9.4MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,863
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.3

    out of 6 votes

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    • 4 star 0
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    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 1303 votes

    • 5 star 781
    • 4 star 107
    • 3 star 45
    • 2 star 65
    • 1 star 305
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5 stars

"Nice software to protect data"

August 02, 2015  |  By StephenGarza

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.2

Pros

A user friendly and reliable software

Cons

I am satisfied with its performance, I don't know if there are any cons

Summary

After testing so many data security programs, I finally got Folder Lock. I like its features, usability and especially its functionality. Overall, a vice nice software for securing my data.

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5 stars

"Probably the best available at the moment"

July 29, 2015  |  By bechtoldcrobert

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.2

Pros

I think Folder Lock is the best data security software available at the moment.

Cons

I don't know if there are any issues in the software

Summary

Finally, I have found a program that really does what it is supposed to do. Folder Lock locks my files in the most sophisticated manner. I am completely relaxed since I have started using this program. Amazing!

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5 stars

"Wonderful software to have"

July 29, 2015  |  By neal.william

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.2

Pros

It is multi-featured and extremely easy to use.

Cons

I find this program nearly perfect.

Summary

It does not only offer me military grade encryption with ease, but, it also allows me to shred irrelevant files. I didn't know how can I delete files permanently and make them irrecoverable, now I can easily erase irrelevant files without any sort of complication.

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5 stars

"The new version works even better"

July 29, 2015  |  By David Lancer

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.2

Pros

The new version of Folder Lock is even better.

Cons

I had no complains previously and I have no complaints now as well.

Summary

I have been using Folder Lock for the past 14 months or so and I have never faced any issues during the span. The new version of the software is even better and I am even more satisfied now with its performance.

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1 stars

"After Sales support was completely non existent"

July 28, 2015  |  By IanG____

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.2

Pros

Software works well to encrypt data and fairly easy to use.

Cons

1. newsoftwares.net did not reply to my two emails requesting urgent help with Folder Lock. Their website states they will reply to emails within 24 hours. I have now waited six days for a reply and still have not received one.
2. newsoftwares.net cannot be contacted on the telephone (perhaps they are unaware of the invention of the telephone).
3. newsoftwares.net advertise Folder Lock can be used permanently by the purchaser on one computer only. I bought a new computer and discovered I had lost my registration number and newsoftwares.net password key needed to reinstall the software on my new computer. newsoftwares.net were unwilling to send me this information although I have my receipt of purchase.
4. I discovered my folders were still encrypted when i transferred them onto my new computer, although I had already opened them on my old computer, which decrypts them. As mentioned, newsoftwares.net did not reply to my two messages (which also asked for help regarding this).

Summary

After Sales support was completely non existent from newsoftwares.net. newsoftwares.net are only interested in taking your money. I managed to solve the problem by getting help from a PC repairs technician who has over 15 years experience. Do NOT uninstall the software if you get the same problem as the software will NOT automatically decrypt your data.

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5 stars

"Better than before"

June 11, 2015  |  By taller_tim

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.2

Pros

The updated version is even safer, more reliable and faster.

Cons

No cons at all, software is nearly perfect.

Summary

I just downloaded and used the latest version of Folder Lock, I love it even more now. It is faster, safer and more reliable now. I have been using it for about a year now, but, this version is better than ever before.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.5.2
In this version update, security algorithm has been enhanced and some minor bugs have been fixed.
General
Publisher NewSoftwares
Publisher web site http://www.newsoftwares.net/?id=dn
Release Date June 10, 2015
Date Added June 10, 2015
Version 7.5.2
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.4MB
File Name folder-lock-dn.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,564,420
Downloads Last Week 3,863
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-use trial
Price $39.95

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