Folder Lock

Folder Lock

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 1260 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0
  • Total Downloads:
    3,422,770
  • Date Added:
    September 30, 2008
  • File Size:
    8.87MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,404
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

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

"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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5 stars

"Highly recommended for locking and hiding information"

October 08, 2014  |  By phil346

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.3.0

Pros

Extremely easy to lock down your data with extreme reliability

Cons

Folder Lock is nearly perfect, no cons probably

Summary

This security software is simply excellent for locking and hiding personal files and folders. I love that all I have to do is to drag the desired file to this program and drop to make it secure. It also guides me with the strength of my password so that I always set up a strong password. This software is too useful for users like me that are not much tech savvy. It deserves five stars!

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1 stars

"Defective Program and ZERO Customer Support"

October 08, 2014  |  By ccwhart

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.3.0

Pros

Encrypts files effectively

Cons

Encrypted email attachment feature does not work at all, and no answer to repeated requests for customer support.

Summary

Folder Lock claims that it can be used to send encrypted email attachments. This is a lie. When a file is encrypted for the purpose of being attached to an email with Folder Lock, a zipped folder is created. And is the encrypted file in the zipped folder? NO! Absolutely NOTHING is in the zipped folder. I tested it again and again with every possible combination of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Hotmail, Yahoo and Gmail, and it's always the same--empty. It's not even a problem involving attachments or any email system--the folder is empty when I open it on my own computer without having sent it. Maybe there's a solution, but I'll never know because New Softwares' bold promise that all support requests are answered within 24 hours is also a lie. I have sent them THREE requests for assistance over the last SEVEN days, and I have yet to receive an answer. I advise anyone who is looking for a way to send encrypted email attachments not to waste their money on Folder Lock.

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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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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 Me, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows Vista/2003/XP/2000/Nt/Me/98
Download Information
File Size 8.87MB
File Name folder-lock-dn.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,422,770
Downloads Last Week 4,404
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 35-use trial
Price $35

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