Folder Lock

Folder Lock

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.6.5
  • Total Downloads:
    3,443,954
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 22, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (25-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

    4.4

    out of 14 votes

    • 5 star 10
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 0
  • 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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5 stars

"Solid Software! Great Support!"

August 13, 2011  |  By ucojez

 |  Version: Folder Lock 6.6.5

Pros

Excellent Protection and low resource overhead. Runs fast and easy.
Management and movement of lockers easy.
Support staff very responsive and easy to work with. Great crew!

Cons

When creating a locker, I'd like to be able to set the size and location first. As of now, I make it on my desktop, change the size after the required loading of at least 1 file, then move. All would be nice in one step.

Summary

You want a light and easy program to protect your files, go no farther. This one is it!

As in any security software, plan your steps carefully and backup, backup, backup!!! The potential to lock your files and lose them is there, but a good security program wouldn't be so good if that was not true! But using the program intelligently will give you the security you need.

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5 stars

"All in all, an efficiently operating software"

July 29, 2011  |  By evelynnehagle

 |  Version: Folder Lock 6.6.5

Pros

The installing and configuring is done in a sweep. Works flawlessly in my system. Take not much of the system's memory. All in all, operating efficiently. Good work

Cons

It took me a while to get used to the GUI. Make it simple,guys

Summary

Worked well with my overloaded system.

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3 stars

"Works well BUT!!"

July 27, 2011  |  By fortifier

 |  Version: Folder Lock 6.6.5

Pros

When pc running well works great... don't lose password !!

Cons

Recently when my pc wouldn't boot up. i went into safe mode and while in "safemode" and went into Folderlock, and discovered that my supposed "hidden folder" was out there in the open, clicked on folder and was able to see my files, these were locked

Summary

Be careful

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5 stars

"Cool Utility!"

July 22, 2011  |  By dohertyshannen

 |  Version: Folder Lock 6.6.5

Pros

I love the user interface. It looks like i'm dumping my data practically into a real life locker.

Cons

had to save quite a lot from my pocket money to get this software. Discount please?

Summary

Been using it for quite some time now, it never gave any such problem to me. Made it practically possible to hide my personal source codes documents from my room mate. Bingo FL!

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5 stars

"Served me well"

July 17, 2011  |  By petelettimer

 |  Version: Folder Lock 6.6.5

Pros

Downloaded it, used it and totally satisfied with it. Bought it through an easy process, no problems as such. Customer support is satisfactory and user instructions are quite comprehensive.

Cons

User guide could be made a little more simpler. Its too graphically rich that it kills the impact of plain security; something that i think.

Summary

Over all, a satisfactory product 8.5/10 on the scale of 1 to 10.

Updated on Jul 17, 2011

I meant 'User Interface' and i mistakenly typed 'User Guide'

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5 stars

"Does what it says. No complications"

July 17, 2011  |  By Jasonclark75

 |  Version: Folder Lock 6.6.5

Pros

Been a FL user for almost an year now and haven't found any bug or even a minor problem in it. Well, if you read the User guide thoroughly and follow it word to word, it serves you best without leaving you with any trouble using it.

Cons

All you need to remember is the master password. Forgetting it will leave you with nothing but a folder locked with your files and folders. So remember your password. Never forget it. Cuz its the only key.

Summary

Brilliant work by NewSoftwares guys. Thumbs up.

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2 stars

"Be Careful"

July 16, 2011  |  By sdcoate

 |  Version: Folder Lock 6.6.5

Pros

Product does work as advertised with some very unique features...I bought the full version.

Cons

It erased 23 GIGS of my data. Not even THEIR tech support could bring it back. Be VERY careful when using this product....especially the limited trial version!

Summary

This product does NOT come with highly detailed instructions...nor does it warn you or let you undo mistakes. Make sure to back up all files before attempting to store data with this program until you are completely familiar with all it's features.

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5 stars

"Thank you,Michele Rossevelt"

July 15, 2011  |  By starguide47

 |  Version: Folder Lock 6.6.5

Pros

Totally professional and courteous lady. Got my Folder Lock back within ten minutes after it had been missing for months. Thank you again!

Cons

No cons, happy about everything.

Summary

I am absolutely ecstatic to have my Folder Lock restored,thought it was gone forever.

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4 stars

"Got my files protected from jealous colleagues"

July 07, 2011  |  By RamyaDavid

 |  Version: Folder Lock 6.6.5

Pros

I had a great deal of trouble in keeping my office documents confidential from my colleagues.Once or twice, i got few of my important stuff deleted or replaced. A friend of mine then suggested me this program and since then, my files are protected.

Cons

Well, a non-IT person like me had to spend a great deal of time in understanding about the program by reading user manuals and guides. It could have been made a little more noob-friendly.

Summary

If these guys make this program a bit more easy to use, i bet this will do wonders in keeping the information protected. Good work

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5 stars

"Folder Lock has never disappointed me"

July 06, 2011  |  By EriVans

 |  Version: Folder Lock 6.6.5

Pros

I've been an old user of folder lock and almost every update of this wonderful program makes it more handy and give me a feeling of more secured. Super work

Cons

Well, it should increase the trial time a bit more. Though some problems occurred with my system after installing it for the first time, but customer support came handy at that time.

Summary

Definitely a reliable solution for your important data.

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General
Publisher NewSoftwares
Publisher web site http://www.newsoftwares.net/?id=dn
Release Date June 22, 2011
Date Added June 22, 2011
Version 6.6.5
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows NT
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
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 25-use trial
Price $39.95

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