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Folder Lock

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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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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.7 stars

    out of 1,237 votes

    • 5 star: 729
    • 4 star: 106
    • 3 star: 44
    • 2 star: 63
    • 1 star: 295
  • Current version:

    3.2 stars

    out of 36 votes

    • 5 star: 16
    • 4 star: 5
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 13
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  • 1.0 stars

    "Blue Screen of Death"

    September 17, 2011  |   By esmithcc

    Version: Folder Lock 6.0.5

    Pros

    None that I can see. I have used their Folder Protect and it works great, so I decided to try Folder Lock. Big mistake.

    Cons

    Blue screen of death and it took some time to get my computer working again.

    Summary

    I know there are many positive posts, but on my computer it was a disaster.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "REFUSED TO HONOR free LIFETIME UPGRADE AS PROMISED."

    March 26, 2011  |   By 1612888

    Version: Folder Lock 6.0.5

    Pros

    it does the job BUT....see below

    Cons

    bad customer service; dishonest

    Summary

    I purchased this product in 2005 with free lifetime upgrades. Now they say I have to buy the new version. I have already filed a complaint with the BBB

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Wasted hours of my time trying to get it to work."

    December 7, 2008  |   By musical43

    Version: Folder Lock 6.0.5

    Pros

    none to think of

    Cons

    Very buggy and it doesn't work after you secure your files. Even the registration is a pain because it has a 50 word password that does not want to paste in the registration box.

    Summary

    There must be a better program out there! I was happy with version 5.9 until I switched my external hard drive to my new 64 bit vista machine and all the files that were secured and encryted were open!

    Updated on Dec 7, 2008

    To ad insult to injury,,,, I had to pay for version 6.0 after I had already purchased 5.9 6months earlier. What a rip off!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simply Phenomenal"

    December 5, 2008  |   By Edmond67

    Version: Folder Lock 6.0.5

    Pros

    Folder Lock is really facile software,runs smoothly on my xp OS,using it on my office system and found that it also runs best on vista OS too.

    Cons

    Its new version is outstanding,while using the previous version I did face some bugs and reported to the customer support and I appreciate their cooperation,they do as they say,my issue was solved in 48 hours.

    Summary

    I must say that its a powerful security software,its impossible to break into it,encryption and locking mechanism are extremely secure and reliable,I have been using this software for two years and pretty much satisfied with its functionality and the customer support is also very good.

    One thing which I should mention is that the vendor is really very caring for its clients,I asked them for the free upgrades as was promised and I am happy that they really honor their promises.

    The feature I like most of this software is that I can Email my documents protected by Folder Lock,my data is even protected on the Email,Folder Lock is a complete satisfaction for me.

    The new version is flawless,completely safe and bug free,I would fully recommend Folder lock.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY! HORRIBLE TECHNICAL SUPPORT!"

    December 5, 2008  |   By mcleannbella

    Version: Folder Lock 6.0.5

    Pros

    Easy to use. The uses of the software seem good.

    Cons

    *BAD BUG IN THE SOFTWARE
    *IF YOU USE WINDOWS XP, YOUR FILES WILL DISAPPEAR!
    *TECHNICAL SUPPORT GET'S AN F- THEY'RE HORRIBLE!
    *I STILL HAVEN'T RECOVERED MY FILES!
    *When I called to report the problem, they said i'd receive an answer in 24-48 hrs.!!!

    Summary

    DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY! FOLDER LOCK SOFTWARE HAS A BUG! I enjoyed using it for a couple of months, then my files just up and disappeared. When I called Technical Support, they told me this was a common problem and said they'd send me an email telling me what to do...The email was hard to understand, had way too many steps, and still didn't resolve my problem. When I called them again, they still couldn't resolve my problem. LOOK ELSEWHERE UNLESS YOU WANT TO SPEND HOURS ON THE PHONE TRYING TO RECOVER YOUR FILES.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "File Security Software for every day use"

    December 4, 2008  |   By akrathore

    Version: Folder Lock 6.0.5

    Pros

    The product is easy to use. It is very useful for protecting sensitive files that are accessed and used on daily basis but require protection.

    Cons

    The product installation and use does require basic computer knowledge. The customer support is always there to help.

    Summary

    It looks it is developed considering requirements for a normal user. It provide very simple way to secure the files and folders. Its amazing.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Extremely Secure Security Software"

    December 3, 2008  |   By BerachaHA

    Version: Folder Lock 6.0.5

    Pros

    The product works great on my vista note book,did face some problems with last versions but the new version is bug free and really works fast.

    Cons

    previous versions were good but they do have some bugs in them,but the customer support is always there to help,

    Summary

    Have recently downloaded the new version and must say its a master piece for my pc,designed so beautifully that it just looks as a part of my desktop, as I am a registered user of Folder Lock,I asked the vendor to provide me the upgrades as promised,with in 24 hours the customer support contacted me via E-mail and provided me with the latest upgrades.

    The new version is fast as compared to its older versions,features are also really hard to find in other security softwares.

    Its really a user friendly product as claimed,an economical product with the best security features,I would fully recommend Folder Lock.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Did not honor agreement for free Lifetime upgrades."

    November 30, 2008  |   By rtc1169

    Version: Folder Lock 6.0.5

    Pros

    The Program Works as advertised. Simple GUI and updated from month to month. Encryption is fast.

    Cons

    I like many purchased an earlier version and was promised FREE lifetime upgrades, the company even tells you to rate their product high on cnet and they throw in another program for free. Shady Business practices. Not good for a security company.

    Summary

    Programs Works, but don't trust this Company. Download and use Truecrypt. It requires more technical know how but is free and the BEST encryption program PERIOD.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good product, not bad"

    November 27, 2008  |   By warlocklw

    Version: Folder Lock 6.0.5

    Pros

    Great at security, bugs fixed as I lost my files using previous version 5.9.0.

    Cons

    Better if provide drag and drop zone for easy locking folder. I dislike open the folder one by one to get the folder i wish to lock, especially if the folder i wish to lock is very deep.

    Summary

    Should give a try.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fast and bug free security program"

    November 27, 2008  |   By AiyanaOw

    Version: Folder Lock 6.0.5

    Pros

    used each and every feature of Folder Lock and was really amazed with its performance.

    Cons

    Folder Lock is a bug free free software and it is my personal experience,my system was not working fast and was really worried because Folder lock was also not working,but it was my machines fault not Folder Lock's.

    Summary

    Its a good security program,It's just like as a part of my desktop,all its features are really helpful specially for office worker like me,this software is of great importance for me,the customer support is also great,always there to help.an extremely useful software for professionals like me.

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