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Folder Lock

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 1312 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0
  • Total Downloads:
    3,559,024
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 30, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (35-use trial); $35.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    9.4MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,411
  • 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

"Best encryption standards"

August 19, 2015  |  By Pharrel.kidd

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.2

Pros

Has 256 AES encryption

Cons

Have other features I don't really need

Summary

This application has the most advanced encryption standard available to the public. I work in healthcare, dealing with patient information, and this software is the only one that's HIPPA compliant. Thank you folders lock team for saving my ass.

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5 stars

"Great customer service"

August 19, 2015  |  By harriscolen

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.2

Pros

Quick response from Michelle

Cons

good as it gets

Summary

Michelle in customer support has been more than helpful to me. I was having problems with my folder lock license and sent out a query for support. When I woke up this morning, I got a through and in-depth response from Michelle explaining how to go about fixing the problem. Sure enough, I was able to resolve the issue without a hitch.

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5 stars

"The new version is even more amazing"

August 13, 2015  |  By Nealwilliam27

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.2

Pros

Using Folder Lock for a couple of years, but, the new version has given me such pleasant user experience that I never had before.

Cons

There are some, but, the pros are much much more.

Summary

I have been using Folder Lock for about a couple of years now and I have always loved it. But, the new version has given me such pleasant user experience that I never had before. I am in love with its new version!

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5 stars

"A very safe product indeed"

August 13, 2015  |  By howardlyons

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.2

Pros

It is extremely safe for my data, actually acting like a digital safe.

Cons

No cons matter as long as it is satisfying my needs.

Summary

I was afraid of loosing my confidential business documents because of some recent events. When I started looking for a reliable software, I got confused as there is always a threat of malware. But, I found this software and made sure that it is completely reliable. I am happy that the software has no malware and offering me the fastest encryption. It is like my digital safe.

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5 stars

"Complete privacy with just a click"

August 13, 2015  |  By Michaelsheppard07

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.2

Pros

No long procedures, no complex working, no expertise needed, still very effective.

Cons

There might be some, but not bothering me.

Summary

I can encrypt my desired files and folders with merely a single click. What else I can ask for? It is extremely user friendly, and completely effective.

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1 stars

"Dangerous Product- Get Corrupted Easily, Lost Files"

August 13, 2015  |  By CT674

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.2

Pros

Was very excited and trusted the good reviews. But All Turned upside down when the files get corrupted easily and lost all important work.

Cons

Get Corrupted easily. Cannot find folder and file. Or see the file but cannot open. Says it is not available for this computer. Have contacted the company through email. No response.

Summary

DO NOT BUY OR USE THIS PRODUCT!!! Dangerous to use. Absolutely no help from the company when in trouble. Helpless!!! Regretted that I have bought it and trusted. It is a disaster product to use.

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5 stars

"Data security at its best"

August 12, 2015  |  By Russellbasel

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.2

Pros

Completely reliable

Cons

I didn't find any cons in the software yet

Summary

This software is extremely reliable, you can easily safeguard any piece of data with it and stop worrying about it.

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5 stars

"A perfect blend of features"

August 12, 2015  |  By EdwardScheffel

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.2

Pros

Got all the features that I needed for security.

Cons

I think there are none.

Summary

Folder Lock has all the features that one can desire for protecting their information. I love this software as it satisfies all my needs. An amazingly amazing software!

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1 stars

"It doesn't work at all and there is NO support."

August 11, 2015  |  By R3dRaid3r1998

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.2

Pros

It's pretty.

Cons

It crashes my computer every time I try to load an encrypted cabinet/volume. A total crash where I have to reboot with the power button.

There is zero support for this product. I emailed the support team did not receive a response.

Summary

I thought this would be my go to application for encrypting my files. I shelled out the money for it, and it never worked. Support was non-existent. Please don't waste you money on this product. I don't want to see anyone be taken by this company.

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5 stars

"Nice software to protect data"

August 02, 2015  |  By StephenGarza

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.5.2

Pros

A user friendly and reliable software

Cons

I am satisfied with its performance, I don't know if there are any cons

Summary

After testing so many data security programs, I finally got Folder Lock. I like its features, usability and especially its functionality. Overall, a vice nice software for securing 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 9.4MB
File Name folder-lock-dn.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,559,024
Downloads Last Week 2,411
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 35-use trial
Price $35

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