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Folder Lock

$39.95
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 1324 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.6.1
  • Total Downloads:
    3,704,999
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 14, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (25-use trial); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    8.58MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,142
  • 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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5 stars

"Stable and highly secure"

July 18, 2016  |  By kamy81600

2016-07-18 23:40:22  |  By kamy81600

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.6.1

Pros

I had my tech guys spent 2 days and 3 nights to break its protection, they can't get in. The program is highly secure and I haven't faced any stability problem. It's been 5 months now and I am very happy with my purchase.

Cons

I wish I could try it longer when I was trying it out.

Summary

I would suggest you download the program and learn and play with it for 2 days. You will definitely be amazed by the power this program offers. This is my second time I have written my review about this product, because it keeps getting better with every update. I love it and hope you'll like it too.

Updated on Jul 18, 2016

I would suggest you download the program and learn and play with it for 2 days. You will definitely be amazed by the power this program offers. This is my second time I have written my review about this product, because it keeps getting better with every update. I love it and hope you'll like it too.

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5 stars

"Finally, a place where my files can stay safe."

May 12, 2016  |  By kamy81600

2016-05-12 06:12:44  |  By kamy81600

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.6

Pros

File Encryption.

Cons

Haven't found a better software.

Summary

I was looking for a program that enabled me to back-up my files in encrypted form. Luckily I came across Folder Lock; it has all the features I was looking for. I purchased a backup online account, encrypted my private files and uploaded them in their existing encrypted format. I never knew such applications existed until I found Folder Lock. By far, Folder Lock is unlike any other file security software.

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5 stars

""Love the New Version""

May 11, 2016  |  By Rubenbowen

2016-05-11 05:21:28  |  By Rubenbowen

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.6

Pros

The new interface is simply beautiful and software is now working faster as well.

Cons

No cons now as there was none before

Summary

The new and improve user interface of Folder Lock is simply love. It is more refreshing and also easier to use. There is a significant improvement in the performance of the program with this update. Feeling more secure now!

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1 stars

"buggy and horrible customer support"

April 14, 2016  |  By ccwhart

2016-04-14 09:03:08  |  By ccwhart

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.6

Pros

usually works

Cons

Doesn't always work--several times with the current version and with a previous version, I have been unable to close a folder because I was told that it was in use--meaning the folder and possible a file in the folder--were open. However, NOTHING was open, so I was forced to exit FL with the folder unlocked. This made me so concerned that because FL is buggy, I might someday not be able to open my locked folder, which would be a massive problem, so I made unlocked copies elsewhere on my C drive. Having to make unlocked copies kind of defeats the purpose of having FL, doesn't it? So I contacted customer support and was told to change something in the directory. I tried and discovered that the change was not necessary. It was already set and what I was supposed to set it to. SEVERAL further efforts to contact customer support have been completely ignored, even after threatening to do just what I'm doing now--posting a negative review on CNET. So my advice is to not waste money on FL.

Summary

Buggy program and absolutely horrible customer service even though their site boldly claims they always answer within 24 hours. What a joke.

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.6.1
Version 7.6.1: cloud backup has been enhanced and minor windows 7 bugs have been resolved. In addition, the user-interface has been simplified, making Folder Lock more aesthetically pleasing and easier to use.
General
Publisher NewSoftwares
Publisher web site http://www.newsoftwares.net
Release Date July 14, 2016
Date Added July 14, 2016
Version 7.6.1
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 8.58MB
File Name folder-lock-pd.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,704,999
Downloads Last Week 2,142
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 25-use trial
Price $39.95

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