Folder Lock

Folder Lock

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 1262 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.2.4
  • Total Downloads:
    3,443,954
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 12, 2005
  • Price:
    Free to try (35-use trial); $35.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    8.87MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,578
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Snoopers can't find or access the files you hide using Folder Lock, even in DOS or under other operating systems. This application also erases your Recent Documents history, so intruders don't know what to search for. The attractive lock-like interface presents the program functions simply. You can click on the Browse link to locate and lock folders anywhere on your computer, or you can simply secure them via a right-click. You also have the option to shred files for permanent removal, monitor hackers who try to break in to your secured files, and enable stealth mode so would-be wrongdoers can't even see the folders you have locked. In our tests, the program demonstrated good speed, even when securing large folders. If you share a PC and need to keep certain files to yourself, you should definitely have a look at this application.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.8

    out of 11 votes

    • 5 star 4
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 1262 votes

    • 5 star 748
    • 4 star 106
    • 3 star 44
    • 2 star 64
    • 1 star 300
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5 stars

"I love Folder Lock!!!"

August 10, 2005  |  By MaryDianette

 |  Version: Folder Lock 5.2.4

Pros

I use Folder Lock to keep my pictures in one secured place, "my locker". All I need to do is enter my password and my locker shows all my personal pictures. This is excellent program with lots and lots of options and settings.

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5 stars

"Superb Program!"

August 10, 2005  |  By daveSentry

 |  Version: Folder Lock 5.2.4

Pros

Folder Lock is an incredible tool with a very friendly user interface that

has so many options to allow for as much security as anyone could possibly

want. Thanks again for a great program! Steve -

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1 stars

"Windows XP and Perfect Disk users beware, Folder Lock completely useless"

August 08, 2005  |  By Tomhubba

 |  Version: Folder Lock 5.2.4

Cons

Faulty device driver Q293078 msg kept appearing in XP. After new windows driver did not fix the problem, I finally determined through other program, (Perfect Disk) (defrag Utility) that Folder Lock has a faulty driver. It kept rebooting my machine whenever I tried to defrag. No problem right?, Folder Lock will make it right. Well apparently not, Tech support is non-existant. After three emails which were not answered or even acknowledged and no phone support, I will try to recover my money by challenging the charge to my credit card. Folder Lock is completely worthless!

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1 stars

"Restarted my computer when run."

August 08, 2005  |  By bkeritk

 |  Version: Folder Lock 5.2.4

Pros

Did not have the chance to run the program.

Cons

Immediately after running this program, (Win XP, sp1), my computer restarted itself. When windows begain loading up again, it restarted. This pattern continued until I pressed F8 before windows startup and selected "Start with last known good configuration" The installer file was not from download.com however, I downloaded the trial version from New Softwares's (the company that makes folder lock)website.

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1 stars

"completely worthless"

August 07, 2005  |  By jeffgeorge

 |  Version: Folder Lock 5.2.4

Pros

nothing

Cons

I tried the demo of this program and after I thought that I'd secured a folder with this product by putting it into the "locked" folder the prgrm created, I tried to test it by going through Windows Explorer (after rebooting) to see if I could access the file. No prob. No passwords, no nothing. this prgm has lots of bells and whistles that makes it appear that you are really doing something for security but in reality it is completely worthless.

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1 stars

"BAD!!!"

July 29, 2005  |  By elittlemac

 |  Version: Folder Lock 5.2.4

Pros

I like the locking capabilities of this softwares.

Cons

Its Bad because they'd install a malicious app upon uninstalling the software. It's flkill.exe. NewSoftwares must be stopped from doing that.

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5 stars

"Great Software works Well and has a nice interface!!"

July 22, 2005  |  By holdemfoldem

 |  Version: Folder Lock 5.2.4

Pros

I find Folder Lock to work very well. I Love the interface as well as all the added features. I can feel good about letting others use my computer without them monkeying around with my financial, work and personal files. It can be set up to be very hard to detect that the program or files exist at all.

Also I had one small problem with the software and got a quick reply, even over a holiday weekend, which I never expected.

I can absolutely recommend this software if you're looking to protect your files.

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3 stars

"fine program, but google desktop can still detect the locked files!"

July 19, 2005  |  By karlmorser

 |  Version: Folder Lock 5.2.4

Pros

intuitive interface, works as advertised

Cons

it's a good software and i only have three comments, (a) google desktop can still see the files inside the "locker" even if they have been encrypted already, complete with the thumbnails in case of jpg files; (b) sometimes, the "locker" folder behaves erratically, in that even after locking the "locker", the folder remains open; and (c) customer support seems to be not responsive

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5 stars

"Works fantastic, I have been looking for a program like this for a long time."

July 16, 2005  |  By Swaimus

 |  Version: Folder Lock 5.2.4

Pros

Quick, efficient, plenty of options to delete tracks that you would otherwise leave. Helps secure important files quickly and effortlessly.

Cons

Large files do take a little longer if you use the highest security level, but worth it.

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2 stars

"HELP!"

July 15, 2005  |  By fpbiii

 |  Version: Folder Lock 5.2.4

Pros

None

Cons

This is the email I sent to customer support:

Hi,

I emailed earlier and have further information about the problem I am having.

When I attempted to open the Locker folder after entering my password, I successfully opened it but could not find any files in the Locker folder. However, I know the files are there since when I click on the properties option for the Locker Folder, it shows all my data is there in terms of size, files, etc. So I know I didn't delete anything, its just I can't get to my data. I am entering in the correct password. What could be the problem and how can I overcome this issue? This is on a USB 2.0 250 GB External Harddrive.

Thanks.

I know others had a similar problem....what was a solution??? Please Help!!!!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher NewSoftwares
Publisher web site http://www.newsoftwares.net/?id=dn
Release Date July 12, 2005
Date Added July 12, 2005
Version 5.2.4
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 8.87MB
File Name folder-lock-dn.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,443,954
Downloads Last Week 4,578
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 35-use trial
Price $35

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