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Folder Lock

CNET Editors' review

What's the biggest threat to your data? Is it snooping, or device theft, or hacking, or simple carelessness? How about all of the above? Suppose you could lock down your files, folders, drives, and devices with password protection; encrypt critically important data on the fly; store it on your smartphone or thumbdrive; and back it all up to a secure online storage locker that automatically syncs data and lets you access it on mobile devices? We'll tell you now that we're referring to one utility, Folder Lock, before we continue enumerating its features, which also include stealth mode, hack protection and logging (including forced shutdown); wallets for personal information like credit card numbers, file shredding, application-level passwords; and more. The latest release, Folder Lock 7, adds enhanced drag-and-drop capability, easier unlocking, and automatic backups of encrypted data to your online storage share. Folder Lock is free to try, with a 30-use limit.

Folder Lock installed smoothly in both our 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 systems. On first run, you're prompted to create a master password and enter it twice, consecutively: it's important to get it right. Folder Lock's colorful, wizardlike interface resembles a lot of premium tools, especially backup utilities. The left sidebar accesses its main features -- Lock Files, Encrypt Files, Secure Backup, Protect USB/CD, and Make Wallets -- which are all pretty much self-explanatory, except Make Wallets (which are nothing like you made at summer camp). All these features are easy to set up, and Folder Lock's interface walked us through each step. Clicking Learn More opened the User Guide, an excellent Help file that explains everything about using Folder Lock. An Xtras menu offers a file shredder and history cleaner; both pull their weight.

Folder Lock 7's security tools make it worth paying for over a collection of similar freeware tools, if it's possible to assemble one. But the online storage and sync makes the crucial difference. It not only stores and syncs data but also creates fully portable, secure, encrypted Lockers. You can even convert Lockers into encrypted executable files you can distribute to clients with help from the Protect USB/CD feature.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Folder lock 7.1.1.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The software is enough to keep my data secure"

    March 18, 2014  |   By amypiotrowski539

    Version: Folder Lock 7.2.5

    Pros

    Lock files, encrypt files, provide secure backup, encrypt portable drives, secure wallets, cleans history, shred files and easy to use

    Cons

    The program is nearly perfect

    Summary

    The number of features that this software is offering me is not offered by any other data security software for sure. It is extremely easy to use with soothing interface and its security measures are just amazing. I feel very relaxed as Folder Lock will not allow my confidential information to get leaked.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Power pack security software on which I can rely"

    March 18, 2014  |   By lucaswalker1

    Version: Folder Lock 7.2.5

    Pros

    It has everything that my data needs for security

    Cons

    There are no cons at all

    Summary

    Two of the biggest data threats are hackers' attack and portable drives (may get lost or stolen). Folder Lock sets up security so high that it cannot be broken by any hacker. sAll in all Folder Lock is a complete data security solution for my data.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good software"

    March 18, 2014  |   By MrHenders0n

    Version: Folder Lock 7.2.5

    Pros

    Very capable (does much more than just lock folders) with a well-thought-out interface.

    Cons

    Folders which are merely hidden by the software can be found by using an alternative OS (such as Linux), or possibly even in Windows Safe Mode (I'm not certain). However, if also encrypted, they would still be proof against snooping. And the ability to find hidden folders with another OS could be an advantage if you forget your password.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Data security suite with all the features I wanted"

    March 9, 2014  |   By alberttarrant1

    Version: Folder Lock 7.2.5

    Pros

    Packed with useful security features

    Cons

    Requires a slight learning curve, but it's worth learning

    Summary

    Folder Lock has everything I was looking for. It lets me put all my "secret" data in encrypted lockers,
    and I use the secure backup feature to make sure I have access to my data wherever I go. Folder Lock may
    overwhelm you with the amount of features you have - there's also learning curve - but trust me,
    you'll find all of its features useful.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Probably the best measure for data security"

    January 29, 2014  |   By wbice1

    Version: Folder Lock 7.2.2

    Pros

    It has everything that I need to secure my data

    Cons

    There are no cons, I think

    Summary

    Folder Lock is extremely easy to use and makes data completely secure. It is one of the best data security software available at the moment sure, hard to get through its security barriers.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Can Upload Encrypted Lockers on the Cloud, its Amazing"

    December 2, 2013  |   By robertcervantes6

    Version: Folder Lock 7.2.2

    Pros

    Back up of encrypted lockers on server.

    Cons

    I really don't see any cons in it.

    Summary

    The amazing feature of Folder Lock is that I can access the encrypted lockers from any part of the world as they can be uploaded to a server. Other that there is a facility of carrying protected data in portable drives that is such a blessing.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "very nice and easy to using.. thanks cnet~~"

    November 29, 2013  |   By ivy-yky

    Version: Folder Lock 7.2.2

    Pros

    nice download ,nice using, nice lock folder

    Cons

    nice download ,nice using, nice lock folder

    Summary

    nice download ,nice using, nice lock folder

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Probably the most equipped data security software"

    November 12, 2013  |   By garymontoya1

    Version: Folder Lock 7.2.2

    Pros

    It offers everything that is necessary for data security.

    Cons

    I have not seen any loophole in the software yet.

    Summary

    It is an amazing data and probably the most comprehensive data security software that locks and hides files, encrypts data, provide secure backup automatically and offers almost every security barrier that I ask for.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "No Fear of Losing Precious Data Anymore"

    October 7, 2013  |   By carawmorris1

    Version: Folder Lock 7.2.2

    Pros

    Foolproof data security

    Cons

    I don't think there is any

    Summary

    It is amazing software that gives my data comprehensive security and makes me feel comfortable. I have seen some distinct features that no other security software has. Moreover, there is no software that allows dynamic lockers to secure data.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Folder Lock is giving me reliable data security"

    October 4, 2013  |   By rafaelhawkins1

    Version: Folder Lock 7.2.2

    Pros

    The easy effective security measure

    Cons

    No cons really

    Summary

    There are many data security software in the market, but, Folder Lock is special because I did all I could to hack it, but, I failed again and again. The dynamic locker of Folder Lock allows me to save as much data as I desire that is really incredible. Love the software.

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