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Folder Lock

CNET Editors' review

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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  • All versions:

    3.7 stars

    out of 1,237 votes

    • 5 star: 729
    • 4 star: 106
    • 3 star: 44
    • 2 star: 63
    • 1 star: 295
  • Current version:

    4.5 stars

    out of 28 votes

    • 5 star: 23
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 1
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  • 5.0 stars

    "Its too Good"

    February 9, 2009  |   By shonutum

    Version: Folder Lock 5.2.6

    Pros

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works as claimed and easy to use!"

    September 23, 2005  |   By downldfreak

    Version: Folder Lock 5.2.6

    Pros

    Does what it says it will do regarding hideing your protected folders and files. Haven't tried other features yet but assume they will work as well. Best part is that it will hide your selected folders on CD's and DVD's. This is especially usefull if you want to keep personal data off your hard drives; giving you double protection.

    Although the advertising mentions RW disks, it works for me on CD-R disks as well on my system using WinXP.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Good program but harmful."

    September 21, 2005  |   By final_boy1

    Version: Folder Lock 5.2.6

    Pros

    It's a good program to protect and secure the personal files and folders.

    Cons

    It damages a file in windows root directory which is a *.sys file and when we open a winrar compressed file to delete any file from the archive it crashes windows and when we uninstall folderlock winrar works fine.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Do not risk it.Do not try it!!! might lose files forever"

    September 20, 2005  |   By bobbyderrick

    Version: Folder Lock 5.2.6

    Pros

    I don't have it

    Cons

    If your computer gets changed like upgrading your hard drive,switching to as new computer, and scores of other slight changes, you could lose all your files. Use the proven WinZip or Winrar to encyrpt the files. The support from newsoftwares.net is as bad as good be.Absolutely do not even try this folder lock junk

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  • 2.0 stars

    "PIECE OF JUNK"

    September 18, 2005  |   By finpants

    Version: Folder Lock 5.2.6

    Pros

    Dont Know Program Thought IT Was Uninstalled as soon as I installed it.

    Cons

    Tells me its uninstalled and will not let me uninstall.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simply the best!"

    September 10, 2005  |   By OldTools

    Version: Folder Lock 5.2.6

    Pros

    Very user friendly for such a sophisticated program. Visit their website and read what they have to say. You can believe it.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "It might be trouble if..."

    September 8, 2005  |   By Sabin Romero

    Version: Folder Lock 5.2.6

    Pros

    Cool program, usefull to lock up files you

    don't won't others to see, particulary if your computer is used by others in houshold,etc. Recommended if you really need it.

    Cons

    1-Don't get it if you don't need it,if you do you could potentionaly cause yourself a lot of trouble(if you forgot the password)

    2-trail version can only be used some 30 or so times.

    3-after i uninstalled it, the program left a file called "locker". And I can't seem to delete it. I'l have to email newsoftwares about that.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Ladies and gentlemen, this is THE ONE."

    September 2, 2005  |   By YousafMS

    Version: Folder Lock 5.2.6

    Pros

    Works easy, very reliable. Three levels of security - 1) Lock files/folders 2) Scramble files/folders (this is a combination of both locking the files/folders and encrypting the files/folders) and 3)Encrypting the files/folders. I'm very happy with this product and think it's worth every penny!

    Cons

    The only downside to this software, is that it takes too long to encrypt/decrypt the files/folders (but hey, they DO warn you about that when you're chosing which method to secure your files/folders. It takes me an average of 10-15 minutes.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Works great, but lost my locked folders"

    September 2, 2005  |   By hwatts

    Version: Folder Lock 5.2.6

    Pros

    Works great, can lock the folders and can't see them.

    Cons

    Lost my locked folders, folder lock quit showing them, I could see them with the file recover utility virtuallab, but didn't want to pay $100 to recover them. Very little customer support, then they told me how to get them back. There is a way around the protection if you know what to do and it's easy. Won't use the software, don't want to lose anymore folders

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Powerful yet very easy to use"

    August 31, 2005  |   By Larry52

    Version: Folder Lock 5.2.6

    Pros

    Extremely attractive and intuitive graphical interface allows me to quickly secure my sensitive files on local hard drives as well as a usb pocket drive. The right-click option to lock a file or folder is particularly nifty. The invisibility of locked files and folders adds an additional layer of security. An indispensable utility at a bargain price.

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