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  • 2.0 stars

    "Product provides basic folder-level security ONLY!"

    September 11, 2006  |   By fxjamusa

    Version: Folder Lock 5.6

    Pros

    Simple and easy to use interface. Provides basic folder-level protection. Does work to hide sensitive files against most unsuspecting Windows users.

    Cons

    As other reviewers have noted, defeating this product is trivial using Linux and I would not trust it to protect sensitive information against ID theft. Better and FREE solutions are as follows:

    CompuSec: (Whole Drive Encryption and much more!)

    TrueCrypt: (Open Source Device/Partition encryption)

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Very nice product if you need your files safe"

    September 11, 2006  |   By ps24jeff

    Version: Folder Lock 5.6

    Pros

    very handy for those that have secret files or if you share your computer and you dont want others to look at it of alter it.

    Cons

    you have to pay for it and thats the only bad part about it that i can see since ive used it.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Great at first, but "encrypted" data can be opened by moving locked data to Mac"

    September 11, 2006  |   By dinapoli

    Version: Folder Lock 5.6

    Pros

    The software worked exactly as advertised. The software creates a subdirectory called "Locker" in the "Folder Lock" main directory. You move files you wish to protect into this folder and then, when you are ready, lock it at 1 of 3 levels of security. The security level dictates the amount of time it takes to lock the product. Following the lock process, the "Locker" directory becomes unavailable on a PC. The software is compact (something like 5 MB), so you can move it even to 128 MB USB drives, allowing you to encrypt all of your portable data. BUT...

    Cons

    I am a PC person who is forced to use a Mac at work. For this reason, I have a portable drive containing personal information that I keep backed up on both computers. I purchased folder lock to protect this data. When I plugged the portable drive into a mac, the Folder Lock directory contained a sub-directory called "Locked". Within the "Locked" directory was a folder with a gibberish name that contained all of my "encrypted" data. I opened the files and was able to manipulate them as usual, even though i had never entered the unencryption password. This was after orignally securing the files on a PC with the highest level of encryption. The same result happend with the lowest level of encryption. The intermediate level has not been tried yet. I don't see how this can be considered security when files can be accessed by simply moving the folder to a mac and knowing to click on the appropriate directory. On a slightly positive note, the locked files did not turn up in a search on the macintosh, perhaps because they were in the folder with a gibberish name (folder lock\locked\�▒╖░╥�)

    That means that someone would have to know to look in the gibberish folder to find your data. Before writing this negative review, I described this issue to their support staff and got the following reply:

    > Dear dinapolij,

    >

    > Currenlty Folder Lock only supports windows operating system but we will work

    > on the MAC version very soon.

    >

    > Please let me know if I can do anything for you,

    >

    > Have a great day!

    > Mike Frank,

    > Newsoftwares.net, USA,

    >

    > Email: mailbag@newsoftwares.net

    I felt that a negative review was warranted after that unsatisfactory reply.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "i hav lost access to my doc....its too strong//"

    September 10, 2006  |   By najaf.azad

    Version: Folder Lock 5.6

    Pros

    happily working as making me happy..

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great product and easy to use."

    September 10, 2006  |   By skeefe8202

    Version: Folder Lock 5.6

    Pros

    I really liked how easy it is to secure files, folders, and thumb drives as well.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "AWSOME JUNK!"

    September 8, 2006  |   By Bludd

    Version: Folder Lock 5.6

    Pros

    This thing is great! Works like a charm, makes me feel safer, seeing as I have bad luck in computer things.

    All in all not a bad program!

    Cons

    It would be cool if you could change it's skin, you know, make it more custumizable.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Crashes system and files are not hidden on network."

    September 6, 2006  |   By ramajohn

    Version: Folder Lock 5.6

    Pros

    Good idea and good interface.

    Cons

    It crashed my system half a dozen times before I could get my important files out of the encrypted "locker". Finally had to boot in Safe mode to uninstall. Beware.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "GOOD SOFTWARE"

    September 3, 2006  |   By im_on_crack8

    Version: Folder Lock 5.6

    Pros

    This program looks pretty and easy to use.

    bu beware

    Cons

    it just hides folders , not locks them /

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Security in Simplicity.... less than 5 minutes to be efficient in its use.."

    September 3, 2006  |   By James Pullen

    Version: Folder Lock 5.6

    Pros

    REALLY simple to use.. plus in stealthmode you can hide the whole program, including any mention of it in the start menu....even from add/remove programs!!! lets just say that if a snooper doesn't know the programs there... he can't find it!

    Cons

    Felt the skins were a bit cheesey... but the program does exactly what it says on the tin.... so who cares about the skins!!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Looks Pretty, but beware"

    August 23, 2006  |   By Obduk

    Version: Folder Lock 5.6

    Pros

    This program looks pretty and easy to use.

    Cons

    It is not actually very secure, and does not lock folders, it just hides them. This means there is a whole host of ways to access them still (either through Linux, or even via specialist folder browsing software on Windows). This is especially a bad point as it costs allot (maybe as freeware it would be suitable for kids or hiding stuff from inexperienced users). If you want to lock folders, use BCArcive as this actually encrypts your files safely.

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