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Folder Lock

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Very good
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out of 1332 votes out of 1 votes

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  • Date Added:
    Oct. 14, 2016
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    Free to try (25-use trial); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
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Editors' Review


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.


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.


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

"Easy to use. Efficient, effective customer support"

October 15, 2016  |  By 119K

2016-10-15 19:51:41  |  By 119K

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.6.3


Windows 10 deactivated my Folder Lock protection.
Can't say enough good things about the Folder lock customer service. They knew what to do and solved my problem quickly.
Download and setup for Win 10 was quick and easy once customer service got involved. (I'm no computer geek.)
Operation on Win 7 machine was reliable and stable. I expect the same now that I have it on my new Win10 machine.


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Solid software. Great Customer service. Kudos

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.6.3
Version 7.6.3 improved encryption algorithm.
Publisher NewSoftwares
Publisher web site
Release Date September 17, 2016
Date Added October 14, 2016
Version 7.6.3
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.93MB
File Name folder-lock-pd.exe
Total Downloads 3,712,087
Downloads Last Week 854
License Model Free to try
Limitations 25-use trial
Price $39.95

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