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    Sep. 16, 2015
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    Free to try (30-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

"All in one desktop security"

October 02, 2015  |  By blackkevin867

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.5


Cloud backup of encrypted lockers


Need to pay for it


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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"Best desktop encryption"

October 02, 2015  |  By Rubenbowen

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.5


Good security


Too many features


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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.5.5
In this version update, Folder Lock's source code has been modified to work on Windows 10.
Publisher NewSoftwares
Publisher web site
Release Date September 15, 2015
Date Added September 16, 2015
Version 7.5.5
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.42MB
File Name folder-lock-dn.exe
Total Downloads 3,603,431
Downloads Last Week 2,323
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-use trial
Price $39.95

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