Folder Lock

Folder Lock

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 1247 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
6.6.5
File Size:
9.11MB
Date Added:
June 22, 2011
Price:
Free to try (25-use trial); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
3,311,377
Downloads Last Week:
5,893
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Additional Requirements:
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Editors' review

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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  • All Versions:

    3.7

    out of 1247 votes

    • 5 star: 737
    • 4 star: 106
    • 3 star: 44
    • 2 star: 63
    • 1 star: 297
  • Current Version:

    4.4

    out of 14 votes

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

    "Protect USB feature is my favorite"

    July 22, 2014   |   By davidcarlos231

    Version: Folder Lock 7.3.0

    Pros

    It secures data saved in my laptop as well as in my USB drive

    Cons

    Trying my best to find one

    Summary

    I love this software, it is certainly different from others. I first used this program just to secure the information saved on my laptop. However, I was delighted to find out that it has the capability of securing portable drives as well. This feature of this software makes it better than the others.

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  • 5 stars

    "It leaves no clue behind"

    July 22, 2014   |   By johnyjohn136

    Version: Folder Lock 7.3.0

    Pros

    The software is simple wow

    Cons

    No cons, the software is just perfect

    Summary

    It locks and hide my files, encrypts them and maintains its back up. I think it is enough for a data security software. But, Folder Lock is something special, it shred files and cleans history as well. It means there is no clue left of what kind of information you had saved on your computer and there are no traces of any computer usage history left. These features simply enhance the data security.

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  • 5 stars

    "Offering even better security now"

    June 30, 2014   |   By Peter.james474

    Version: Folder Lock 7.3.0

    Pros

    The updated version is offering better security

    Cons

    No cons, working perfectly

    Summary

    I have been using Folder Lock for quite some time and never had any major issue while using it. The latest update of this software has made it even better and securer. I simply love using this program for data security

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