Folder Lock

Folder Lock

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 1260 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.1.7
  • Total Downloads:
    3,422,770
  • Date Added:
    November 01, 2012
  • File Size:
    8.87MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,404
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

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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    out of 1260 votes

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5 stars

"Top of its class"

November 15, 2012  |  By lacynelligan

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.1.7

Pros

User-friendly and ingenious concept

Cons

Innovative software to say the least.

Summary

Over the years, I've used several so called encryption programs, all of which, I am sorry to say failed my to meet my expectations after we had our SQL data base files stolen several times. Thinking Folder Lock was no exception, I wasn't expecting much. Putting Folder Lock to the test in real world conditions, we haven't had an incident of data theft since we had been using it for the past 2 years, recently I've purchased the latest version and I keep on planning to stick with Folder Lock for as long as it's around.

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5 stars

"Works With Windows 8"

November 15, 2012  |  By evan_quarles

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.1.7

Pros

Features are plenty, and is bug-free

Cons

Found none so far

Summary

We are a small Boston based consulting firm, for the past two years we've been using a customized data protection software that was especially developed for our firm, recently in order to improve workplace productivity, we've replaced all old desktops running windows XP with the latest desktops running Windows 8. However, when the time came to install our own data protection software on these new machines running windows 8, the software failed to run, prompting error messages. Our management team quickly began looking for alternatives as we cannot afford to leave confidential client data unprotected - even it is for just a few minutes, client data should always be locked under all circumstances. Fortunately, management was authorized to purchase Folder Lock to temporarily solve the matter since it works perfectly fine with windows 8, However, after using Folder Lock for around a month, the management decided to make it a permanent tool for our PC's.

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1 stars

"Generates error message in Win8"

November 13, 2012  |  By rednalloh

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.1.7

Pros

None whatsoever.

Cons

Generates error message in Win 8 as soon as i start the program.
I sent several mails to Newsoftwares. They claim to respond in 1 working day. Up till now (about 10 working days) i didn't get one reaction.

Summary

Waisted my money.

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5 stars

"A smart investment for professionals"

November 12, 2012  |  By rogerchilds98

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.1.7

Pros

Has multiple features which I like

Cons

I've got nothing but positive things to say about this software

Summary

This software includes seven security tools all worth the money I paid; I was originally searching for software that could lock confidential data, fortuitously I came across Folder Lock. After giving Folder Lock a whirl, I felt that it was extremely easy to use, which in my opinion is its biggest selling point. Not to mention that it also has extremely useful security features that can be used every day for practical applications. I archived all invoices and financial data by saving them into encrypted lockers, and have locked data that I need to update every day, locking makes it easy to access data quickly and it's also password protected. I know that when someone gains access to my PC, they won't be able to locate any protected files, nor will they be able to discover Folder Lock on my PC, as I use it in stealth mode. As a final thought, it would be hard to imagine my professional life without Folder Lock.

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5 stars

"Good program to have around for trucking companies."

November 07, 2012  |  By horaceguay

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.1.7

Pros

Easy to use and comprehend

Cons

it is simple, no nonsense.

Summary

I am the CEO of a trucking corporation up in Thunder-bay, Ontario. I needed a program that kept my company's financial record concealed, because I don't want my workers to know the current financial condition our company is in. I downloaded and purchased Folder Lock and discovered it had a lot of Folder safekeeping attributes. I got more than my money's merit. Whoever made this program knows what they are doing.

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5 stars

"Folder Lock's File encryption feature is constructive."

November 07, 2012  |  By kennethmurray

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.1.7

Pros

Portable Lockers are noteworthy.

Cons

No other software compares to it.

Summary

As a legal consultant, I often send my clients private files related to their legal troubles, being well aware of the fact that these personal files contain lots of information related to the client's character; I know how far e-crooks will go to dig out information on my clients, as a result, I make the most of 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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1 stars

"Can be easily backdoored."

November 07, 2012  |  By Legdotus

 |  Version: Folder Lock 7.1.7

Pros

Works as it says if you're on a singe boot pc.

Cons

All this advertised protection becomes null if you are dual booting (have 2 Operating Systems installed on your PC for those who don't know what dual boot is).

It's very simple, I use Windows 8 and lock some files I don't want someone who has managed to hack into my PC, and there I am thinking those files are safe.

Then comes my dad who logs in to Windows 7, and suddenly my protected files are not so protected anymore, they are still there like they were never encrypted by Folder Lock, easily accessible from Windows 7, so all that advertised protection torn to shreds, try this if you are dual booting and you will see for yourselves.

Summary

I could say that this application deserves 5 stars and 1 star at the same time. 5 stars if you're single booting, 1 star (since I can't give it 0) if you're dual, triple, quad booting or whatever.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.1.7
Version 7.1.7 includes complete support for Windows 8 (newly released versions).
General
Publisher NewSoftwares
Publisher web site http://www.newsoftwares.net/?id=dn
Release Date October 31, 2012
Date Added November 01, 2012
Version 7.1.7
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista
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 30-use trtial
Price $39.95

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