Folder Lock

Folder Lock

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 1261 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.3.1
  • Total Downloads:
    3,422,770
  • Date Added:
    November 24, 2009
  • File Size:
    8.87MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,404
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/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

    3.9

    out of 14 votes

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    out of 1261 votes

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5 stars

"Excellent product"

December 06, 2009  |  By danyl_johnson

 |  Version: Folder Lock 6.3.1

Pros

Folder Lock proved a useful utility in my bag of tools for my PC. I use it to protect my pictures and documents in USB drives and transfer them to and from PC securely without worrying about the theft or loss of my USB drive.

Cons

They have launched another product Folder Protect, it has much better GUI in my opinion.

Summary

Great product, downloaded, tested and purchased it. Am satisfied for 6 months and would recommend it to everyone.

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1 stars

"Folder Lock doesn't work at all..."

December 05, 2009  |  By djraygan

 |  Version: Folder Lock 6.3.1

Pros

Pretty face.

Cons

This software is nothing more than a pretty face that hides folders.

Summary

Plug it into a Linux machine and it will open the locker right up (even on the highest encryption, which means there is none). Also, everybody can gain acces to the material just by using an Apple Computer.

If you're looking for a program that will encrypt files and folders and has a sturdy user-base supporting it, try the open source program TrueCrypt.

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5 stars

"outstanding security features with complete portability"

December 03, 2009  |  By edwardfrank43

 |  Version: Folder Lock 6.3.1

Pros

It is the best security app with great features that I like so much,I am using it on my office system and on my notebook at home and it works well on both.customer support is also up to the mark, I found usb data protecting feature very usefull

Cons

i dont know i didnt find any

Summary

well actually i was looking for an application with which i can protect my notebook, personal and profeesional documents and can also put a password on my usb drive data so that no one can access it, for that i search alot but couldn't find anything that met my requirement and then my friend told me about this small but powerful protection tool, initially i was not sure about its security but when i used it i found this small app very effective. now i encrypt my official document, lock down my music files and password protect all the data of my usb drive. all in one security solution :-) I wold highly recommend this

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5 stars

"Most reliable app for my official documents"

December 03, 2009  |  By russelcrowe85

 |  Version: Folder Lock 6.3.1

Pros

Folder Lock is been the most reliable encryption software I have ever used, I tried so many application but found this little app perfectly compatible with my operating system. I just love the simplicity of providing ultimate security.

Cons

No cons found, Easy to use, fast, reliable and compatible with my operating system. Ohh by the way this 4Gb file restriction in a FAT32 partition is Windows restriction :D lol

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1 stars

"Loved v.5.x. the latest versions are too painful"

December 03, 2009  |  By coolbots

 |  Version: Folder Lock 6.3.1

Pros

-nice interface
-reliable encryption

Cons

-Hard to manage. All folders need to be opened in Windows Explorer
- in FAT32 drives there is a limit of 4gb per locker (?)
- difficult to extract files (takes forever)
- compatibility issues, not truly self contained and portable

Summary

I hated this upgrade. I was fine with v.5 (not supported in Windows 7) . This upgrade "partitions" the drive up to the size you specify for your locker. This demands considerable time, Once installed and created you are supposed to drop files in the locker and they open with windows explorer. Direct clicking on the USB that contains the app doesnt open the drive anymore but requires you to 'explore'. If you want to copy from the locker to your desktop you can't ! you have to extract (again more time). I had problems with FAT32 drives. This software is too painful. I would avoid unril they get their act straight.

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5 stars

"That is the security I always wanted!"

December 03, 2009  |  By alexgubanov1981

 |  Version: Folder Lock 6.3.1

Pros

Reliability and security is something i like most , i can afford to loose my data (its all in my head after all ) but cant afford someone sneaking into it.

Cons

keyboard short cuts does not work i need to use this damn mouse all the time. its not free :p bcoz now i want it on all my office computers lolzz

Summary

My notebook got stolen by my partner who wanted to get hold of all my precious research work that took me 2 years but thankfully everything was kept in the safe and the password was too hard for him to guess lolzz, seems like he gave his best shot coz i found the attempts made by him in some hacker attempting monitoring system that is built in within this folder locker. saved my life.... .thanks to my colleague who recommended this folder lock to me, Ladd man i love u.

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5 stars

"Folder Lock Rocks!"

December 03, 2009  |  By keithkevin96

 |  Version: Folder Lock 6.3.1

Pros

I have just downloaded latest version of Folder Lock 6.3.1 free of cost and I am amazed with its new and exciting features. I am using 64-bit OS and Folder Lock is working flawlessly on my computer

Cons

till now.. None. I didn't find any thing wrong in this application

Summary

I have just downloaded latest version of Folder Lock 6.3.1 free of cost and I am amazed with its new and exciting features. I am using 64-bit OS and Folder Lock is working flawlessly on my computer. The files that I locked usign this program are completely secured from getting deleted. Whenever I need my files I just open my Locker with correct password and access my files. I must say it is safe and easy to use software with cute looking interface. I am going to buy its full version.

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2 stars

"A diffucult program to work with..it works ...but......"

December 02, 2009  |  By sqdldrfanbarnone

 |  Version: Folder Lock 6.3.1

Pros

I liked the program, yet I had diffuculty working with it. The interface is designed nicely, its simple to understand HOW to use it.

Cons

I had a similar experience with another reviewer. It seemed as if once I put the files into the Locker, I couldn't extract them as easily as the instructions alluded to.

Summary

I had used it for some important company documents, and when I e-mailed the encrypted files my end user couldn't get them out, even after he downloaded and installed the program himself. I tproved to be a time consuming chore. I do recommend the product yet it has some kinks that need to be worked out i believe. I used the free trial version, and based on that I wouldn't recommend buying the software. I was mildly unimpredded. I give it a 3 or 4 outta 10.

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5 stars

"Perfect app for my thumb drive"

November 30, 2009  |  By dannysmpsn

 |  Version: Folder Lock 6.3.1

Pros

It's a reliable app for my thumb drive as well as for CD and DVD.its on the fly encryption works smoothly on pc as well as on thumb drive and most amazingly i locked my CD data with it :)

Cons

cons?? i m using folder lock 6.3.1 without having any problem, so no cons sorry :p

Summary

well I must say its just the pefect thing for my thumb drive, because it gives me lots of options i like i can lock and encrypt my files on my pc, transfer them to my thumb drive and also on my usb drive, lock down my cd data i.e. my precious music files ;) and can also just lock or encrypt my files by right click on the explorer without the need to run the software and.. what not.. I just love this lit cute app :)

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5 stars

"Great software"

November 28, 2009  |  By alex_tomasson

 |  Version: Folder Lock 6.3.1

Pros

I recommend this software as a best encryption software on a market!

Cons

Nothing bad found.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.3.1
Version 6.3.1 adds additional features to increase the usability and achieve faster operation of the program.
General
Publisher NewSoftwares
Publisher web site http://www.newsoftwares.net/?id=dn
Release Date November 24, 2009
Date Added November 24, 2009
Version 6.3.1
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
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 25-use trial
Price $39.95

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