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Folder Lock

$39.95

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.5.6
  • Total Downloads:
    3,631,785
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 22, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-use trial); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    9.38MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,633
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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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

    5.0

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  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 1320 votes

    • 5 star 794
    • 4 star 107
    • 3 star 46
    • 2 star 65
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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

Pros

Easy to use and extremely reliable.

Cons

No cons for me at least.

Summary

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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5 stars

"An excellent software to have"

December 16, 2015  |  By AlbertoLemley891

2015-12-16 04:45:35  |  By AlbertoLemley891

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.5

Pros

Data security with complete excellence.

Cons

No cons, nothing to complain.

Summary

It is excellent software to use, give complete security to all my business related records. Really very valuable.

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3 stars

"Good software, but Master Password is a weak side."

December 15, 2015  |  By Andy Kopot

2015-12-15 10:13:49  |  By Andy Kopot

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.5

Pros

Fast encryption
Friendly design
Cloud backup

Cons

Master Password can be hacked.
No biometric compatibility.
Expensive

Summary

I agree with others that it is one of the best encryption software. But $40 for such limited piece of software? NO.
There is no problem with encryption, however the software uses Master Password that can be hacked.
As a Data Security expert I would suggest to use only biometric encryption - it is much stronger and you do not have to remember your passcode. There is only a few software available now: IdentaMaster, mybiodentity and some free SDKs.

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5 stars

"Inarguably one of the best encryption software"

December 07, 2015  |  By patrickjames89

2015-12-07 22:05:24  |  By patrickjames89

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.5

Pros

Military grade encryption in just a click for me.

Cons

I find it nearly perfect.

Summary

The software does not require any sort of expertise in computing. The software is extremely user friendly, at the same time it is completely trustworthy. I am delighted with the fact that I can get the most sophisticated encryption in no time with just a click.

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5 stars

"Handy software to use"

December 07, 2015  |  By Brandyhimes

2015-12-07 02:35:36  |  By Brandyhimes

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.5

Pros

I like the way it performs, it provides me security effortlessly.

Cons

I am satisfied with its performance, I don't see any cons.

Summary

I wanted to protect my personal photos saved on my laptop. I have seen a number of incidents of data theft and I was quite afraid of it. I have tried dozens of software before trying Folder Lock. I didn't find such smooth functionality in any other software. I love the way this software works. Very happy with its performance!

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1 stars

"Constantly reverts back to trial mode"

December 04, 2015  |  By Bad Brummie

2015-12-04 09:23:55  |  By Bad Brummie

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.5

Pros

Works well with good interface

Cons

It seems this application is very sensitive to any changes you make to your computer and reverts back to a trial version. It has reverted to trial mode on my so many times that I can't rate this application any better than 1 star. I have been given a new license number and registration key on several occasions and yet it still reverts to trial mode within a few weeks, even when absolutely no changes have been made to the computer. Support is reasonable but you often get a standard email and it appears that the emails I send to support are not read or understood. When it works, it does it's job, but I can't recommend this due to the constant reverting to trial mode.

Summary

I can't recommend this application because of it repeatedly reverting to trial mode.

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5 stars

"All in one desktop security"

October 02, 2015  |  By blackkevin867

2015-10-02 05:51:15  |  By blackkevin867

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.5

Pros

Cloud backup of encrypted lockers

Cons

Need to pay for it

Summary

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!

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5 stars

"Best desktop encryption"

October 02, 2015  |  By Rubenbowen

2015-10-02 05:20:31  |  By Rubenbowen

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.5

Pros

Good security

Cons

Too many features

Summary

After using true crypt for several years, it's a pity there no longer support for it. However, Folder Lock is the only viable option, even though I had to pay for it, it was worth the 40 bucks I paid. I like the fact that it gives you're the option to encrypt email attachments, I can send my colleague company spreadsheets without worrying about the security side of things. I was a little lost at first because the software had so many features. But Michelle in CS was a great help. Thanks Michelle

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5 stars

"Best encryption standards"

August 19, 2015  |  By Pharrel.kidd

2015-08-19 23:15:34  |  By Pharrel.kidd

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.2

Pros

Has 256 AES encryption

Cons

Have other features I don't really need

Summary

This application has the most advanced encryption standard available to the public. I work in healthcare, dealing with patient information, and this software is the only one that's HIPPA compliant. Thank you folders lock team for saving my ass.

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5 stars

"Great customer service"

August 19, 2015  |  By harriscolen

2015-08-19 22:54:44  |  By harriscolen

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.2

Pros

Quick response from Michelle

Cons

good as it gets

Summary

Michelle in customer support has been more than helpful to me. I was having problems with my folder lock license and sent out a query for support. When I woke up this morning, I got a through and in-depth response from Michelle explaining how to go about fixing the problem. Sure enough, I was able to resolve the issue without a hitch.

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Full Specifications

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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.
General
Publisher NewSoftwares
Publisher web site http://www.newsoftwares.net/?id=dn
Release Date December 21, 2015
Date Added December 22, 2015
Version 7.5.6
Category
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-dn.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,631,785
Downloads Last Week 2,633
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-use trial
Price $39.95

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