Folder Lock

Folder Lock

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 1297 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0
  • Total Downloads:
    3,529,832
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 30, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (35-use trial); $35.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    8.95MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,114
  • 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

"It does exactly what it should do"

May 26, 2015  |  By Daniel Merriweather

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.1

Pros

Working flawlessly.

Cons

I did not find any cons, it is nearly perfect.

Summary

The software does exactly what it says. It offers me reliable data security with extreme ease. Anyone can use it for his benefit.

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5 stars

"Information is much securer now"

May 26, 2015  |  By charlesgriffiths91

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.1

Pros

It is more reliable than the orthodox techniques of protecting data.

Cons

No cons to be honest

Summary

I have been using the orthodox techniques of data protection, but, they were never effective enough. I then tried this software, it saved my efforts, my time and provided me reliable security to my data.

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5 stars

"A must have software for security"

May 26, 2015  |  By Miller James

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.1

Pros

Encryption at its best.

Cons

No cons for me, software is just amazing!

Summary

I am extremely satisfied with the performance of this software. It is wonderfully serving my cause of keeping my files and folders protected.

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1 stars

"A Piece of immature Junk"

May 25, 2015  |  By RickyN101

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.1

Pros

Does not lock folders on a network drive.
Does not integrate with the windows drop down menus

Cons

It just refuses to lock folders on a network drive then it directs you to its help pages which tell you nothing about this problem or if it does it is buried away in some obscure corner.
How can it be that it cant give you an option in a drop down menu ?
just imagine , you navigate to a folder, you right click and the windows menu drops down...heck there it is select lock folder ,it asks you for a password, done !!!
hell I must be dreaming

Summary

Do not buy if you want to lock a folder on a network drive.I tried it with Asus Aicloud storage, a 2TB drive hooked through a DSL AC68U modem using the basic windows access on my computer treating it like I would any external drive.

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5 stars

"I trust this software"

May 20, 2015  |  By pattersonjohn

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.1

Pros

It offers really reliable security to my data.

Cons

It must be having some, but, didn't find one.

Summary

I have been using this software for about 7 months now and I am extremely pleased with its performance. Easy to use and reliable, all in all it is quite trustworthy.

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5 stars

"A wonderful software to have"

May 05, 2015  |  By jamesbatista

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.1

Pros

Various reliable data security features.

Cons

No cons, it is serving me well.

Summary

It is a wonderful software, it offers the fastest and reliable encryption, portable lockers, shreds files, cleans history and what else I can expect from some software? I find it amazing!

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5 stars

"A blessing for me"

May 05, 2015  |  By NoahD.Grubbs

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.1

Pros

I feel like this software is a blessing for me.

Cons

I found this software appropriate for me, so, no such cons.

Summary

I do not have much of an expertise in computer, but, I wanted to keep my documents protected on my computer. I was afraid of being a fraud victim after I read some of scary data breach news. I used this software and literally found it is like a blessing.

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5 stars

"I can keep my privacy intact with it."

April 21, 2015  |  By alonzo-k.avila

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.1

Pros

Keeps my privacy intact.

Cons

Honestly, there are no cons for me in this software.

Summary

I can lock and hide all my photos, videos, documents and other sort of data with this software. It leaves no traces of hidden data, moreover, with it's file shredder, I can erase desired files permanently.

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5 stars

"Data security with ease"

April 21, 2015  |  By jose-d-delgado

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.1

Pros

The software is extremely easy to use and it is effective.

Cons

It is satisfying my needs, so, no cons.

Summary

I always thought that securing data will be a complex task. Although, I wanted to keep my data safe, but, due to no expertise in computer, I was reluctant. But, Folder Lock really helped me out. I think, this software is a blessing for users like me.

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5 stars

"Feeling Secure with Folder Lock"

April 10, 2015  |  By jousefnick

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.1

Pros

It provides data security with multiple features

Cons

There might be some, but, I am satisfied with the overall performance

Summary

I became obsessed with data security when I started reading about it. I was worried what if my personal information is leaked. Since then, I looked for a reliable and user friendly data security software and I found Folder Lock. I am really happy the way it is protecting my data.

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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 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
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 3,529,832
Downloads Last Week 3,114
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 35-use trial
Price $35

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