Folder Lock

Folder Lock

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.2.6
  • Total Downloads:
    3,443,954
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 25, 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

    4.5

    out of 28 votes

    • 5 star 23
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 2
  • 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

"Its too Good"

February 09, 2009  |  By shonutum

 |  Version: Folder Lock 5.2.6

Pros

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5 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 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 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 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 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 stars

"It might be trouble if..."

September 08, 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 stars

"Ladies and gentlemen, this is THE ONE."

September 02, 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 stars

"Works great, but lost my locked folders"

September 02, 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 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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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher NewSoftwares
Publisher web site http://www.newsoftwares.net/?id=dn
Release Date August 25, 2005
Date Added August 25, 2005
Version 5.2.6
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 98
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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