Folder Lock

Folder Lock

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 1255 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.8.2
File Size:
9.11MB
Date Added:
March 10, 2008
Price:
Free to try (35-use trial); $35.00 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
3,354,933
Downloads Last Week:
5,611
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 1255 votes

    • 5 star: 742
    • 4 star: 106
    • 3 star: 44
    • 2 star: 64
    • 1 star: 299
  • Current Version:

    3.8

    out of 16 votes

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

    "It is such a complete product"

    September 10, 2014   |   By ronny.dcosta

    Version: Folder Lock 7.3.0

    Pros

    Every feature that is necessary to keep information secure is present in this product

    Cons

    Absolutely no cons

    Summary

    I love this product as it offers all the essential elements of data security. The software is simple and sophisticated. This program is highly recommended to all who are security obsessed.

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  • 5 stars

    "It backs up my data automatically"

    August 17, 2014   |   By joesharry

    Version: Folder Lock 7.3.0

    Pros

    When I modify my data that is secured with Folder Lock automatically gets updated on the server.

    Cons

    No cons for the user for sure

    Summary

    I don't need to modify my data on the cloud every time as Folder Lock does it automatically. It has really relieved my stress. I feel much much comfortable securing my data with this software.

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  • 5 stars

    "No need to worry when you have this program"

    August 17, 2014   |   By Jenifermartin1

    Version: Folder Lock 7.3.0

    Pros

    Incredibly secure with no complexity

    Cons

    The software is absolutely flawless

    Summary

    The most comprehensive software that offers every possible feature to me that I want to secure my data. It has fast encryption with dynamic lockers that is a blessing for me. Features like shred files and clean history act as the icing on the cake. This software is a must have!

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  • 2 stars

    "Every product like this should be a pain in the butt!"

    August 15, 2014   |   By USGrant7

    Version: Folder Lock 7.3.0

    Pros

    We liked Folder-Lock! It's a great program with lots of features we like. If I put something in an encrypted folder, it's there and I can consistently access it when I need to. High level of encryption, all that. 3m+ downloads, you all are bored already, of me telling you what you already know.

    Cons

    Try getting through to customer support. I had better success calling in to the White House switch board than getting someone from FL to help us. Why did I need customer support? The same reason you will. Eventually you are going to re-install your software on a clean PC. And soooo eventually you are going to have to re-use your serial number and license key. And sooo eventually you will find out that you must pay again to re-install. Cuz this company forgets you and even though there is stuff out there on recovering your license, Folder Lock is trying to suck more money out of you by requiring that you pay to restore your license key. That's if you need to use your license again to install the outdated version they sold you two weeks ago. No return phone calls. No returned e-mails. No restored license key. No pulse. Hellooooo, anyone home?

    Summary

    Pay us money. ~~ Now, go away!

    Editorial: Think about it this way. If you have to lay off your entire support staff, except for your cousin, just to pay for the law suit you are defending, due to some breach you never bothered to tell the customers. I wouldn't publish a working phone number either. Confidence is dwindling as we consider other products to encrypt our data.
    Not that we believe the NSA hasn't a back door to it all any way. But lets just pretend that everyone in the USA is a law abiding citizen and we have a right to privacy. Lets just make believe that we live in a society where the right to privacy is rigorously defended by our law-makers and software companies.
    Do I have a right to keep a nice candid of my wife from 20 years ago and view it now and then without Leny and his nerd friends peering over my shoulder?
    What company now days can promise, without a MILE LONG EULA telling us its really not, that our data is safe and for our eyes only?
    We are all moving to the cloud, says Bill Gates, so those who can afford true encryption can keep their private armies private and those of us who can't - must sign away our right to get someone to pick up the phone and tell us in some mystic legal mumbo jumbo, that they are now only allowing 16 characters of letters and numbers for passwords, because if they were to allow anything longer:
    Then our privacy couldn't be violated by any Tom, Dick or Dirty Harry with a rainbow table or a mandate from who's ever in the White House!
    We recommend you not buy Folder Lock, not because Folder Lock is a bad product. But because we must accept their word that it is. We are giving it one and a half stars because the people who support the product are acting like its a bad product.
    Sorry for the rant, but we must vent when we are not happy.

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  • 5 stars

    "Easiest way to secure information"

    August 05, 2014   |   By Amanda Will

    Version: Folder Lock 7.3.0

    Pros

    I have found that this software is extremely easy to use. Anyone can secure his/her data without any sort of complexity

    Cons

    Seems to be totally a blessing

    Summary

    You just need to drag the files you intended to secure and drop to secure it from getting leaked. It is really that easy to secure information using Folder Lock. It does not let any hacker to steal information or any crook to access your records physically. It really is an effective measure for data security.

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  • 5 stars

    "Reliable security for data"

    August 05, 2014   |   By jammypatrick

    Version: Folder Lock 7.3.0

    Pros

    It gives risk free security to data

    Cons

    No cons for me

    Summary

    I have used a number of data security software, but, the kind of relief and the sense of security it has given me is simply unmatched. It imposes no risk to my data whatsoever.

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  • 1 stars

    "Corrupts your files"

    August 04, 2014   |   By BarrieDad

    Version: Folder Lock 7.3.0

    Pros

    While it worked, it was easy to use

    Cons

    Corrupted my files on two separate occasions. The second time I was forced to redo several hours of work. I contacted customer support both times and while the company website claims that emails will be responded to within 1 business day, I have yet to receive an email regarding either complaint. I will be seeking a refund.

    Summary

    ONLY use this software if your data is not important to you. Putting it into one of these lockers might be the last time you see it!!

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  • 1 stars

    "The software is simply amazing"

    August 04, 2014   |   By Billymarshal

    Version: Folder Lock 7.3.0

    Pros

    It secures every sort of data irrespective of its type

    Cons

    To be honest, the software is near to perfect

    Summary

    I just love using Folder Lock, it supports every format of data. I have not faced any sort of issue regarding the format of files with Folder Lock as I have faced in the past with different software. All in all, it is extremely user friendly and very reliable.

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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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