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Folder Lock

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 1312 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    3,559,024
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 22, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-use trtial); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    9.4MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,411
  • 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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  • Current Version

    4.8

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    out of 1312 votes

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    • 4 star 107
    • 3 star 45
    • 2 star 65
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5 stars

"Encrypted Lockers are a useful feature."

July 31, 2012  |  By Edwin985

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.1.0

Pros

Options are endless!

Cons

Good enough for me!

Summary

High praises for Folder Lock, this software offers so many data security options. I love the fact that I can create portable lockers and then transfer them to my Portable hard-drive. This feature is essential to my needs, as I often have to take my work home which is related accounts and financial analysis. Folder Lock enables me to secure private data and not have to worry about becoming liable for potential lawsuits.

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5 stars

"Great All Purpose Data Security Software."

July 30, 2012  |  By kathryn987

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.1.0

Pros

Easy to use, works with all types of files and folders.

Cons

Not really, I am satisfied with this program.

Summary

What I love about Folder Lock is that it is different from other similar software in its class. After purchasing my copy, I was impressed by the user-interface, as it seemed easy to use. I primarily bought Folder Lock for work purposes, moreover, even my work at home wife was impressed by this program, thus she also purchased it. Despite having a simple and easy to understand user-interface, I was surprised by its sophisticated security features. In conclusion, I would say that this software certainly offer the best bang for your buck!

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5 stars

"Well worth the cost!"

July 24, 2012  |  By laurathunt

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.1.0

Pros

Great value for the money

Cons

So far so good

Summary

I run my own tax services business from home, therefore, I can't afford to be careless with my clients personal information. I was searching for a file security program and luckily came across folder lock. I wasn't expecting much out of this program, but it turned out to be well worth the money. Moreover, I discovered it had a built in cloud backup service which enabled me to backup my encrypted lockers. I am usually skeptical with most programs, though I was sold on this one, thus I decided to purchase the full version, and I can confidently say that this software was worth it.

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5 stars

"A software for true IT professionals."

July 11, 2012  |  By WilliamJohn44

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.1.0

Pros

Dynamic, dependable security.

Cons

Just marvelous.

Summary

I am a software programmer, I specifically specialize in ASP .net development and I am currently working as a freelancer. I was looking for file encryption software on the internet and I came across Folder Lock, I downloaded the trial version and realized that this software enables you to protect files of any file type extension. Keeping clients' privacy in mind, this software enables me to protect such private information on my clients, which I cannot afford to disclose to anyone.

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5 stars

"file have been saved."

July 11, 2012  |  By Vemon32

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.1.0

Pros

your files and folder will be saved.

Cons

haven't find yet.

Summary

Just purchased this software and it seems to do exactly what I want it to do. I am able to password lock my work related files and be certain that no one will be able to access them. This software's encrypted back-up feature is a convenient means to back-up my most critical files on a cloud server securely, this software is a must have for any businessman.

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3 stars

"Works well, but cost too much, there is free one"

July 05, 2012  |  By Bill78776

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.1.0

Pros

I tried the encryption function, works great.

Cons

Cost too much, there is free one to do this, I found a freeware in CNET, called File Secure Free, works great.

Summary

Can work, but cost too much. there is free one to do this, I found a freeware in CNET, called File Secure Free, works great.

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5 stars

"Folder Lock's File encryption feature is very useful."

July 03, 2012  |  By Barbara789

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.1.0

Pros

Portable Lockers are remarkable.

Cons

No other software comes close.

Summary

As a legal representative, I often send my clients private files related to their legal matters, though these personal files contain lots of information related to the client's identity; I am well aware of how far ID thieves will go to extract information on my clients, as a result, I utilize Folder Protect encrypt email feature to send them their scanned documents via email and portable lockers for when I need to transfer their data on a USB device.

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5 stars

"Loving the more user-friendly version of Folder Lock 7."

July 03, 2012  |  By smithdonald694

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.1.0

Pros

User-Friendly.

Cons

Better than before.

Summary

I had been using the older version of Folder Lock 7 until yesterday out of curiosity I checked to see if there were any new updates available for Folder Lock 7, and discovered that Folder Lock had been upgraded to a newer version 7.1.0, which is better and faster version. I immediately purchased it and discovered how much more user-friendly and easier it is to use. I believe the developers of Folder Lock have nailed it again!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.1.0
This is the most awaited and bug fixed version of Folder Lock ever. With added features like better overall system and application performance, double click in Lock Files to run files, master password requirement to access all features by default, multi-login and syncing in Secure Backup, default uninstall password, drag and drop in all features, better integration between Encrypt Files and Secure Backup, easier to use Make Wallet and Protect USB/CD features, GUI enhancements and many other tweaks and fixes.
General
Publisher NewSoftwares
Publisher web site http://www.newsoftwares.net/?id=dn
Release Date July 22, 2012
Date Added June 22, 2012
Version 7.1.0
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.4MB
File Name folder-lock-dn.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,559,024
Downloads Last Week 2,411
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-use trtial
Price $39.95

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