Folder Lock

Folder Lock

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 1258 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.2.5
  • Total Downloads:
    3,412,542
  • Date Added:
    June 04, 2009
  • File Size:
    9.11MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5,245
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/Server 2008/7

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

    3.8

    out of 39 votes

    • 5 star 26
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 9
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 1258 votes

    • 5 star 744
    • 4 star 106
    • 3 star 44
    • 2 star 64
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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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5 stars

"Reliable security for data"

August 05, 2014  |  By jammypatrick

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.3.0

Pros

It gives risk free security to data

Cons

No cons for me

Summary

I have used a number of data security software, but, the kind of relief and the sense of security it has given me is simply unmatched. It imposes no risk to my data whatsoever.

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1 stars

"Corrupts your files"

August 04, 2014  |  By BarrieDad

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.3.0

Pros

While it worked, it was easy to use

Cons

Corrupted my files on two separate occasions. The second time I was forced to redo several hours of work. I contacted customer support both times and while the company website claims that emails will be responded to within 1 business day, I have yet to receive an email regarding either complaint. I will be seeking a refund.

Summary

ONLY use this software if your data is not important to you. Putting it into one of these lockers might be the last time you see it!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.2.5
Version 6.2.5 adds an uninstall password feature so that the program cannot be uninstalled without the password that you set in the Options > General Settings.
General
Publisher NewSoftwares
Publisher web site http://www.newsoftwares.net/?id=dn
Release Date June 04, 2009
Date Added June 04, 2009
Version 6.2.5
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.11MB
File Name folder-lock-dn.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,412,542
Downloads Last Week 5,245
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 35-use trial
Price $39.95

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