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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 locklike interface simply presents the program functions. 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 shut down the computer after three wrong passwords), 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:

    3.5 stars

    out of 34 votes

    • 5 star: 15
    • 4 star: 6
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 9
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  • 1.0 stars

    "Conflicts with other important software"

    July 19, 2006  |   By achappel

    Version: Folder Lock 5.5.7

    Pros

    Easy to use, quickly locks (or appears to) USB drive

    Cons

    One of the drivers for this program will crash your computer if you run PerfectDisk or Spybot. Its a flaw in the driver that the author hasn't addressed, despite repeated complaints.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "I have a problem accessing my files please help me."

    July 12, 2006  |   By hanziboy

    Version: Folder Lock 5.5.7

    Pros

    Its easy to use but what the hell happened to my files...

    Cons

    Ive been using Folder Lock for 2 mos now and so far i havent encountered any problem until the other day when my external drive automatically shutdown because it overheated. So i had my pc turned off to cool it down. When i turn on the pc and tried to access my files to my Locker i cant see any of my folders even if i showed all the the hidden files from the file properties of windows explorer and it says 0 files but if i click properties the files are still there but how come i cant see them. i can move them to another directory but i still cant see them.please help me what should i do. thanks a lot. please email me ur reply at hanziboy@yahoo.com

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  • 1.0 stars

    "STAY AWAY - Easily cracked and DOES NOT encrypt your files."

    July 12, 2006  |   By chia2005

    Version: Folder Lock 5.5.7

    Pros

    Nothing

    Cons

    Just use the ATTRIB command to uncover their trick. The app shells out a couple of batch files that show you what their doing. The application itself is nothing more than eye candy, or an illusion for most people. This application should be removed from Download.com.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "If you want protection, look elsewhere"

    July 11, 2006  |   By CassidyS

    Version: Folder Lock 5.5.7

    Pros

    It has nice colors. Honestly.

    Cons

    Folder Lock 5.5.7 or (probably later) can be easily circumvented by anyone, even a registered user like me.

    Here's how:

    Install Folder Lock on your PC or laptop, but don't select the option to "Start on Bootup" (or words to that effect). Attach an USB drive and use the Folder Lock program options to install Folder Lock onto the USB drive. Go to the USB drive (as mentioned in documentation) and start the Folder Lock program, putting some files into the USB "locker". Now you can either lock the files, encrypt them, whatever you like. Now Normally remove the USB drive and reboot the computer. When the desktop reappears put the USB drive back into your PC or laptop and use any file manager (I use Total Commander) to go directly to the Folder Lock program folder, on the USB drive. Within it, you will find a folder called "Locked" or "Folder Lock", something like that. Simply double click the folder and VOILA!!. All your data/programs will be easily accessible to read/run/copy/edit. Now is that security??

    You ask, but "Why does this work"?

    Because the folder lock program files are not running and hence are not active to "lock" or protect your data. As for encryption, that is bogus too, since it takes only a couple seconds to encrypt files of over 1GB in size and that is simply not possible with today's processing power in a regular PC. Plus, my test above allows you to choose to encrypt your data and you can STILL easily get access to it.

    Bottom line: If you don't believe it, simply follow instructions above.

    Buyer Beware!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "An important device where you share your computer with your kids"

    July 10, 2006  |   By danny3382

    Version: Folder Lock 5.5.7

    Pros

    It protects my files from being read by my kid.

    I use the full version that offers three levels of protection when locked. All files have been locked when used appropriately.

    I'll use it my office for better security in confidential documents.

    Excellent protection product that keeps my privacy.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "It is a very handy tool"

    June 24, 2006  |   By Yellow69

    Version: Folder Lock 5.5.7

    Pros

    Very nice software and also does the job nice and easy. It is very handy tool when you need to do something like this...

    Cons

    I had problems with uninstalling and installing the program. MOstly Uninstalling it though... that might be just me though...:)

    ANyway derserves 4stars! Just off a 5though

    4 and a half

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  • 3.0 stars

    "good"

    June 20, 2006  |   By hcshipra

    Version: Folder Lock 5.5.7

    Pros

    safe

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent download"

    June 18, 2006  |   By bader40

    Version: Folder Lock 5.5.7

    Pros

    Even for the absolute beginner, this program is very easy to use.

    Cons

    None

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great product"

    June 18, 2006  |   By The_Unique_One

    Version: Folder Lock 5.5.7

    Pros

    Pros:

    -Easy to understand

    -Hides files easily and fast

    So does it job but,

    Cons

    The hotkey that you are supposed to use when Folder Lock is in stealth mode doesn`t work for me.

    And that's the problem: Even if I try to hide it from any locations it still shows in the program files were it's installed.

    And sometimes in the taskbar as well.

    But it's still secure from the average user in my mind.

    But still this is the reason I'm giving this program 4*, instead of 5* that it should have if they could fix this problem.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This is ALL safety what You need for your personal files"

    June 13, 2006  |   By vedrankuharic108

    Version: Folder Lock 5.5.7

    Pros

    Very high level of security, optimised and simplified functions,stealth features for hiding program from system, good look, high level of custumer support, generaly everything for quality protection of your files !

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