Folder Lock

Folder Lock

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 1262 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.1.7
  • Total Downloads:
    3,443,954
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 13, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (35-use trial); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    8.87MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,578
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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What's the biggest threat to your data? Is it snooping, or device theft, or hacking, or simple carelessness? How about all of the above? Suppose you could lock down your files, folders, drives, and devices with password protection; encrypt critically important data on the fly; store it on your smartphone or thumbdrive; and back it all up to a secure online storage locker that automatically syncs data and lets you access it on mobile devices? We'll tell you now that we're referring to one utility, Folder Lock, before we continue enumerating its features, which also include stealth mode, hack protection and logging (including forced shutdown); wallets for personal information like credit card numbers, file shredding, application-level passwords; and more. The latest release, Folder Lock 7, adds enhanced drag-and-drop capability, easier unlocking, and automatic backups of encrypted data to your online storage share. Folder Lock is free to try, with a 30-use limit.

Folder Lock installed smoothly in both our 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 systems. On first run, you're prompted to create a master password and enter it twice, consecutively: it's important to get it right. Folder Lock's colorful, wizardlike interface resembles a lot of premium tools, especially backup utilities. The left sidebar accesses its main features -- Lock Files, Encrypt Files, Secure Backup, Protect USB/CD, and Make Wallets -- which are all pretty much self-explanatory, except Make Wallets (which are nothing like you made at summer camp). All these features are easy to set up, and Folder Lock's interface walked us through each step. Clicking Learn More opened the User Guide, an excellent Help file that explains everything about using Folder Lock. An Xtras menu offers a file shredder and history cleaner; both pull their weight.

Folder Lock 7's security tools make it worth paying for over a collection of similar freeware tools, if it's possible to assemble one. But the online storage and sync makes the crucial difference. It not only stores and syncs data but also creates fully portable, secure, encrypted Lockers. You can even convert Lockers into encrypted executable files you can distribute to clients with help from the Protect USB/CD feature.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Folder lock 7.1.1.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.7

    out of 17 votes

    • 5 star 9
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 2
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  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 1262 votes

    • 5 star 748
    • 4 star 106
    • 3 star 44
    • 2 star 64
    • 1 star 300
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1 stars

"crashes my system"

May 17, 2009  |  By reeeeview

 |  Version: Folder Lock 6.1.7

Pros

I liked version 5. When I bought it it was supposed to be supported for life. Its no longer available and it un supported.

Cons

Bad system crashes. Had to reboot from safe mode to remove. Version 6.2 4 is the worst !

Summary

Folderlock reps had me download diagnostic software. They can't seem to figure out why it wont work on my system. They wont give you a refund either. Ive owned this software for more than four months and its never worked. Shady company. Buyer beware !

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5 stars

"I don't need to lock my notebook."

April 22, 2009  |  By neomik

 |  Version: Folder Lock 6.1.7

Pros

Folder Lock has made many of my problem solved, it a comprehensive security tool for my note book.

Cons

I've faced some problems with the older version but as i am perennial user and a registered one, the vendor and the customer support helped me a lot and solved my issue.

Summary

I just love this program, its portability feature is unique as well as the stealth mode one, Folder Lock has made my data protection needs fulfilled, I am fully satisfied with this product and strongly recommend it for those who need extreme security for their confidential files.

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3 stars

"The Good The Bad and The Ugly"

April 20, 2009  |  By compuser123

 |  Version: Folder Lock 6.1.7

Pros

Easy to use interface is an good file locker

Cons

The Encryption is useless. Beyond the strength of your password to enter the locker cause once u are in you can look at he files encryped or not. So you had best make sure your pasword is strong, because it is escentially the encryption key.

Summary

Good file locker encryption on this product is useless.

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4 stars

"exelllent service"

April 20, 2009  |  By mvaarle

 |  Version: Folder Lock 6.1.7

Pros

great programm always works

Cons

there's nothing I don't like

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5 stars

"I have been making use of Folder Lock for a year."

April 20, 2009  |  By lacroixr

 |  Version: Folder Lock 6.1.7

Pros

The program is quick and easy to use. It will lock the important files on my mini laptop that I carry with me all the time. This is important to me.

Cons

There is nothing that comes to mind about negatives for this program. Just do not forget your password!

Summary

Will continue to make use of this program on all my computers for several files. There is always important documents that need to have double security.

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5 stars

"part of my OS"

April 13, 2009  |  By Georgesmt

 |  Version: Folder Lock 6.1.7

Pros

It just looks as a part of my operating system, the best thing is it supports my 64 bit vista,nice gui with pure security features, easy to use and understand, would strongly recommend it.

Cons

I didn't find any kind a error or bug, customer support is great,really supportive.

Summary

I really like Folder Lock, a complete security software, I have become a big fan of it, its features are unique and really easy to use,Folder Lock have solved my data security issues.now my bro can easily use my pc coz I know my data is secured and hidden and using stealth mode no one knows that I have a data protector running on my system.

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2 stars

"Ugly, Crashes"

April 11, 2009  |  By divingfaces2

 |  Version: Folder Lock 6.1.7

Pros

It works to an extent

Cons

Ugly interface, prone to crash

Summary

Still looking for a decent folder locker....

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4 stars

"Amazing programs."

April 04, 2009  |  By ___Yeah___

 |  Version: Folder Lock 6.1.7

Pros

Safely stores files. Hides the Locker. What else could you ask for?

Cons

The interface makes it a bit harder to change simple settings.

Summary

I love this program. Its just *great*. But, I don't see where this would be helpful since someone could easily see if you have the program. Even though they can't access it, they know you have something to hide(by just seeing the program.)

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5 stars

"absolutely fantstic"

March 31, 2009  |  By engshaz

 |  Version: Folder Lock 6.1.7

Pros

its wonderful product

Cons

hmmmmm there is nothing to mention

Summary

simply fantastic . It serves exactly for what it is made.

A wonderful product with the high class service.

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5 stars

"Works perfect on my 64 bit OS."

March 30, 2009  |  By AiyanaOw

 |  Version: Folder Lock 6.1.7

Pros

Folder Lock is an amazing software, just take seconds to secure any amount of data.

Cons

previous versions dose not supports the 64 bit OS, now I can use folder Lock on my 64 bit operating system.

Summary

Folder Lock is an easy software to use,I can protect any amount of my files as I want,versions before 6 were not compatible with 64 bit but this issue is also solved,keep up the good work guys.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.1.7
Version 6.1.7 comes with automatic update reminders and new features.
General
Publisher NewSoftwares
Publisher web site http://www.newsoftwares.net/?id=dn
Release Date March 23, 2009
Date Added March 13, 2009
Version 6.1.7
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP Itanium 64-bit, Windows Server 2008, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows NT 4 SP 3
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.87MB
File Name folder-lock-dn.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,443,954
Downloads Last Week 4,578
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 35-use trial
Price $39.95

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