Folder Lock

Folder Lock

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 1290 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.5.1
  • Total Downloads:
    3,521,770
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 15, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-use trial); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    8.95MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,639
  • 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 26 votes

    • 5 star 20
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 1290 votes

    • 5 star 770
    • 4 star 107
    • 3 star 45
    • 2 star 65
    • 1 star 303
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5 stars

"I can keep my privacy intact with it."

April 21, 2015  |  By alonzo-k.avila

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.1

Pros

Keeps my privacy intact.

Cons

Honestly, there are no cons for me in this software.

Summary

I can lock and hide all my photos, videos, documents and other sort of data with this software. It leaves no traces of hidden data, moreover, with it's file shredder, I can erase desired files permanently.

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5 stars

"Data security with ease"

April 21, 2015  |  By jose-d-delgado

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.1

Pros

The software is extremely easy to use and it is effective.

Cons

It is satisfying my needs, so, no cons.

Summary

I always thought that securing data will be a complex task. Although, I wanted to keep my data safe, but, due to no expertise in computer, I was reluctant. But, Folder Lock really helped me out. I think, this software is a blessing for users like me.

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5 stars

"Feeling Secure with Folder Lock"

April 10, 2015  |  By jousefnick

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.1

Pros

It provides data security with multiple features

Cons

There might be some, but, I am satisfied with the overall performance

Summary

I became obsessed with data security when I started reading about it. I was worried what if my personal information is leaked. Since then, I looked for a reliable and user friendly data security software and I found Folder Lock. I am really happy the way it is protecting my data.

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3 stars

"Not what I need"

April 08, 2015  |  By azimranmal

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.1

Pros

Folder Lock works by creating virtual drive to store folders/files. I would like to create a zip file to keep my files.

Cons

This has no difference than saving my files in a password protected zip file.

Summary

To protect an individual folders/files, I will use another software - Lock My Folders.

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5 stars

"I chose Folder Lock and I am happy"

April 02, 2015  |  By Jon.watson18

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.1

Pros

It offers all the features necessary for data security

Cons

Not perfect yet

Summary

I opt to use Folder Lock and I am glad that my decisions proved to be right. I like it, it has multiple security features that keep me protected from every sort of trouble.

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5 stars

"A software that works wonderfully well"

April 02, 2015  |  By Alan Horner

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.1

Pros

Folder Lock is just amazing, truly amazing.

Cons

I don't have any complains about it

Summary

It secures data that I desire to protect. It is extremely easy to use and very reliable. Probably the best software in this category available at the moment. I am very satisfied with its performance.

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2 stars

"Decent Product, Zero Support"

April 01, 2015  |  By Georgewilliam1191

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.1

Pros

Works great on local drives

Cons

Does not work on network drives
Zippo, zero, nada support response to emails and no other way to contact them

Summary

As with most PC software, this product is pretty much a crap shoot. When it works it works great but if it doesn't you are left out to dry. I've written three emails asking installation questions and have not received a single response. In my case I spent the money for nothing.

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5 stars

"An easy to use and reliable data security software"

March 23, 2015  |  By steven-d-pifer

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.1

Pros

Folder Lock does not require any sort of expertise in computer to protect data

Cons

Nothing for me

Summary

Folder Lock is amazing, I just have to drag and drop my files to password protect them, the rest is done by this software itself. Folder Lock is nothing less than a blessing for users like me.

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5 stars

"Everything is safe with Folder Lock"

March 23, 2015  |  By Jose-franklin

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.1

Pros

The best thing about this program is that it secures my information in multiple ways

Cons

Nothing is perfect in this world

Summary

From encryption to cleaning history and shredding files, Folder Lock does it all. This software is without any shadow of a doubt is one of the best.

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5 stars

"Nothing to worry when you have this program"

March 23, 2015  |  By Louisg.mathew

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.1

Pros

A comprehensive data security program

Cons

There may be some, but, I love it

Summary

Folder Lock almost makes it impossible for any data thief to access to my information. Literally, I am not worried at all since I am using this software. My data is safe indeed.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.5.1
In this version update, some minor bugs have been resolved with file locking and hiding mechanism.
General
Publisher NewSoftwares
Publisher web site http://www.newsoftwares.net/?id=dn
Release Date January 15, 2015
Date Added January 15, 2015
Version 7.5.1
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.95MB
File Name folder-lock-dn.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,521,770
Downloads Last Week 3,639
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-use trial
Price $39.95

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