Folder Lock

Folder Lock

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 1247 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.7.5
File Size:
9.11MB
Date Added:
May 20, 2007
Price:
Free to try (35-use trial); $35.00 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
3,311,377
Downloads Last Week:
5,893
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

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 provides two levels of protection: you can merely lock files and folders, or you can encrypt them using the 256-bit Blowfish algorithm. When you boot up the program, it'll ask you for a master password. Hitting the Browse link locates and lock folders anywhere on your computer, or you can simply secure them via the context menu. Encryption is limited in the free version to 25 MB.

Although the too-cute-for-words interface doesn't make them easy to find, Folder Lock does have a treasure trove of Advanced features, accessible after you hit the Options button. You can set files to be shredded, force the computer to shut down after failed entry attempts, erase document history, the clipboard and more, and enter into Stealth mode, which hides the app's presence on your computer.

The interface, which includes simple animations for no reason other than to "entertain" you, would be better served by a more standard layout that makes options readily and easily available. No doubt to excite your inner lock-breaking child, the octagonal purplish blue layout is supplemented with three more skins when you purchase the full version.

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 give Folder Lock a try.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.7

    out of 1247 votes

    • 5 star: 737
    • 4 star: 106
    • 3 star: 44
    • 2 star: 63
    • 1 star: 297
  • Current Version:

    3.0

    out of 48 votes

    • 5 star: 16
    • 4 star: 8
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 21
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  • 5 stars

    "Protect USB feature is my favorite"

    July 22, 2014   |   By davidcarlos231

    Version: Folder Lock 7.3.0

    Pros

    It secures data saved in my laptop as well as in my USB drive

    Cons

    Trying my best to find one

    Summary

    I love this software, it is certainly different from others. I first used this program just to secure the information saved on my laptop. However, I was delighted to find out that it has the capability of securing portable drives as well. This feature of this software makes it better than the others.

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  • 5 stars

    "It leaves no clue behind"

    July 22, 2014   |   By johnyjohn136

    Version: Folder Lock 7.3.0

    Pros

    The software is simple wow

    Cons

    No cons, the software is just perfect

    Summary

    It locks and hide my files, encrypts them and maintains its back up. I think it is enough for a data security software. But, Folder Lock is something special, it shred files and cleans history as well. It means there is no clue left of what kind of information you had saved on your computer and there are no traces of any computer usage history left. These features simply enhance the data security.

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  • 5 stars

    "Offering even better security now"

    June 30, 2014   |   By Peter.james474

    Version: Folder Lock 7.3.0

    Pros

    The updated version is offering better security

    Cons

    No cons, working perfectly

    Summary

    I have been using Folder Lock for quite some time and never had any major issue while using it. The latest update of this software has made it even better and securer. I simply love using this program for data security

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