Folder Lock

Folder Lock

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 1267 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0
  • Total Downloads:
    3,466,782
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 30, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (35-use trial); $35.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    8.95MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,316
  • 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 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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5 stars

"A faster version"

January 19, 2015  |  By will.ralf

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.1

Pros

Thank you for update, work much faster than previous version

Cons

Constant updates works for me

Summary

I have been using this software for over a year now,
it's good to have security software to secure my personal data,
thank you for updating and making your product work faster than before,
and thank you customer support for keep me update with your product.

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5 stars

"Unique, one a kind security suite"

January 18, 2015  |  By jimbrooks197

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.1

Pros

Full of unique features

Cons

Have some features which I don't need

Summary

I just needed something simple that would encrypt my files.
Although Folder Lock can do just that, it has some features I don't need.
Nonetheless, this review is less about me and more about the software.
When I was lost about how to operate the darn thing, Michelle in customer support promptly assisted me, and clarified how to use the software. Five out of five for customer support.

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5 stars

"A very nice dynamic software"

January 18, 2015  |  By shownfisher

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.1

Pros

The software is dynamic, it provides the exact sort of security that the user desires

Cons

Well, there is not a really darker side of it

Summary

The best thing about this software is that it is very easy to use. It is quite effective for data security as anyone can easily encrypt data. I really like it.

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5 stars

"This Software is real data security!"

January 13, 2015  |  By Ross Miller 1

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5

Pros

Amazing security features, no complexity. Just amazing!

Cons

Data thieves surely hate it as it makes their job impossible.

Summary

Fastest encryption, protection for portable drives, cleans history, shred files, and performs many other acts necessary for data security. All in all, Folder Lock is powerful data security software, just the way I wanted, means extremely secure and easy to use.

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5 stars

"I am glad to have this software"

January 04, 2015  |  By Georgel.swanson

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5

Pros

Such amazing different security features in a single software is a blessing.

Cons

May be there will be some, but, I have not found a single one yet.

Summary

Folder Lock is a comprehensive software and offers multiple perks using a single software. Fastest encryption in the easiest possible way, dynamic lockers, file shredding and many other security features that sets it class apart. I am too happy to be user of it, I am literally stress free since I am using this wonderful program.

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5 stars

"Overhauled version"

December 19, 2014  |  By austinrashley

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5

Pros

version is the best yet

Cons

Needs Google drive integration

Summary

I've been using Folder Lock since version 5. In between major updates i.e. version 6 and 7, the developers had made some radical changes by adding new features and changing its interface design. However, every time a new version is released, it never fails to amaze me - in a good way that is. So testing out the latest version, I did notice that the interface looked simpler and the developers have managed to resolve many of the kinks that were plaguing the previous version. I just wished that it had Google drive integration. Nonetheless, I would give it five stars for its usability and customer service.

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5 stars

"Love the New Version"

November 27, 2014  |  By Steven.richmond

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5

Pros

The new interface is simply beautiful and software is now working faster as well.

Cons

No cons now as there was none before

Summary

The new and improve user interface of Folder Lock is simply love. It is more refreshing and also easier to use. There is a significant improvement in the performance of the program with this update. Feeling more secure now!

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5 stars

"Unbreakable security"

November 05, 2014  |  By charless.covey1

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.3.0

Pros

Extremely strong algorithm, unbelievable secure for every kind of data.

Cons

There is hardly any bug, even if there is, it is avoidable

Summary

I am a technology geek. My favorite hobby is to test software and dig out its deficiencies. But, when I tested Folder Lock and tries to break its security, I was excited to see how secure it really is. It literally has no loophole. I am too inspired by it and now using it personally.

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5 stars

"Security at its best"

October 28, 2014  |  By Kavinm.sullian

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.3.0

Pros

Secures everything! Files in computer, emails and in portable drives. Fantastic!

Cons

Simply nothing negative

Summary

My personal photos, videos, documents and every other kind of data is secured by this program, whether I have kept it in my computer, portable drives or want to send them in an email. Amazing software, really amazing!

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5 stars

"My assignment is safe both in my PC and in portable dri"

October 09, 2014  |  By adrina.michael

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.3.0

Pros

It provides security to data saved in both the PC as well as in the portable drives

Cons

No con for me at least

Summary

I am a student of PhD and working on my thesis. These days, the importance of my thesis work simply cannot be explained. I need to protect it from the world at any cost, for that I opted this software. It secures it in my portable drive and also gives protection to its back up on my PC. I am thankful to Folder Lock.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher NewSoftwares
Publisher web site http://www.newsoftwares.net/?id=dn
Release Date September 30, 2008
Date Added September 30, 2008
Version 6.0
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows Vista/2003/XP/2000/Nt/Me/98
Download Information
File Size 8.95MB
File Name folder-lock-dn.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,466,782
Downloads Last Week 4,316
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 35-use trial
Price $35

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