Folder Protector

Folder Protector

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
2.7
out of 16 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.35
  • Total Downloads:
    139,242
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 31, 2014
  • Price:
    Free; $22.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    1.39MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    265
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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If you need to beef up security for your data, KaKa Folder Protector can do the job. It's a utility that will password-protect folders on your computer by locking them. To unlock a folder, simply type in your password. You can lock as many folders as you want. KaKa Folder Protector can lock folders that are stored on flash drives and external hard drives, which is another nice feature. It's also handy as a safeguard against the accidental deletion of folders and files.

KaKa Folder Protector's interface is easy to understand and navigate. To set up the program, access it through its executable file and then select the folder or folders on your computer that you want to protect. KaKa Folder Protector will lock them with one click. We locked a folder and then clicked on it to see how easy or difficult the unlocking process was. A window popped up, prompting us for our password. We entered the password, and the folder unlocked, ready to use. KaKa Folder Protector would be especially useful for laptop users, people who share computers, or people who work with secure data. Be sure to remember your password, however.

KaKa Folder Protector has a Help file and an FAQ. Additional information and support is available on the manufacturer's Web site. This is an unlimited trial version of the software. It installs and uninstalls with no problems. Kaka Folder Protector is an effective, user-friendly data protection solution for individuals of all levels of computer expertise.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Don't trust this application"

March 20, 2014  |  By meister_hoora

 |  Version: Folder Protector 6.30

Pros

simple operation, mobile version available

Cons

One of my PCs suddenly got unable to unlock eventually (You can't access to Your Hint when this happens).

Summary

Unstable and unreliable as drive lock (encryption) utility.
Once the problem happens, don't buy to reset password. Resetting password would crash your data.

One more thing: Don't change protection strength option, otherwise you lose data every time you unlock.

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1 stars

"BAD SERVICE AND AMATEUR PEOPLE"

January 23, 2014  |  By pr57

 |  Version: Folder Protector 6.30

Pros

NOTHING , THE SOFTWARE WORK NOT WELL

Cons

I LOST MONEY WITH THIS SOFTWARE.YOU WAIT LONG TIME BEFORE AN ANSWER WHEN YOU WRITE TO THESE PEOPLE.
THESE PEOPLE SMILE ABOUT THERE CUSTOMER.

Summary

IF YOU WANT NO SERVICE AFTER SALE THIS IS THE PLACE !

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1 stars

"This software does not work as advertised."

October 08, 2013  |  By kwmckee

 |  Version: Folder Protector 6.15

Pros

Relatively easy to use except for the fact that it doesn't work...

Cons

The software does not keep files locked. Often I see files that were locked that are no longer locked for no apparent reason. Folders that were hidden are not really hidden. Even when they are hidden at first, they appear, i.e., they are no longer hidden later. The locked files cannot be backup up (in my case using Norton Ghost). In fact, this also causes certain file to unlock or drop from sight. The advertised ability to use this with USBs does not work - I do not want to encrypt on the USB, just looked at encrypted files as the Kakasoft website says I can do. I cannot get any support from Kakasoft for upgrading to a new PC where their software will not register because of the old, and no longer used, PC. Their support in general has proven worthless.

Summary

Do not buy this software. It does not work as advertised and there is no realistic customer support. I was unable to get my money back from Kakasoft when the product failed to perform.

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1 stars

"Its not FREE and SPAM, SPAM SPAM"

September 01, 2013  |  By WixProLight

 |  Version: Folder Protector 6.15

Pros

Well nothing since I removed once I discovered the program is not free and attempts to install Crap-ware onto my computer

Cons

Come on CNet, please don't allow unscrupulous developers to advertise their software as free when it's clearly not.

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1 stars

"Free but not much protection"

July 25, 2013  |  By dnorth1951

 |  Version: Folder Protector 6.15

Pros

Free and easy to use

Cons

The files that I thought I had "protected" on a USB drive ALL showed up using a file find utility (Ava Find)- even with the files were protected. For serious protection, this does not work and is a serious flaw.

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5 stars

""Does what it is supposed to do.""

July 23, 2013  |  By t4d30

 |  Version: Folder Protector 6.15

Pros

fast simple and portable. No threats/malware found

Cons

interface is quite old.

Summary

being a free item this is pretty nice and VERY useful :)

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1 stars

"It's CRAP."

July 21, 2013  |  By rvjimzhr

 |  Version: Folder Protector 6.15

Pros

none found

Cons

Lists for FREE but it's not. Puts lots of JUNK on computer. Uninstall process terrible. I had to do System Restore

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1 stars

"DANGER! Your files will NOT BE SECURE!"

March 29, 2013  |  By sdtr

 |  Version: Folder Protector 6.02

Pros

This would be a good program if it provided real security. IT DOESN'T!

Cons

Using the file manager called "Total Commander" (a free download on cnet.com), you can click through to the encrypted folder, and the contents will BE PLAINLY VISIBLE with no password required.

Summary

DO NOT USE THIS PROGRAM UNTIL THE AUTHOR POSTS A FIX FOR THIS PROBLEM.

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5 stars

"DISCOUNT COUPON found today"

September 21, 2011  |  By timperrington

 |  Version: KaKa Folder Protector 5.60

Pros

A really good and easy to use folder encrypter, which is unusual to find.
It also prevents files and folders from copying/moving and deleting. Best program by far. And I found a discount here:
www.********.com/kaka-folder-protector.htm

Cons

Nothig bad to say. Easy and Great!

Summary



Updated on Nov 2, 2011

After two months of use, this software becomes one of my favorites!
PS: original discount was found here:
www.**************.info/kaka-folder-protector.htm

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1 stars

"it doesn't work with Win7 32bit"

January 21, 2011  |  By mangoglas

 |  Version: KaKa Folder Protector 5.50

Pros

I didn't use it to see.

Cons

As soon as I ran the program, I lost more than half my icons on my desktop.

Summary

doesn't work with Win7 32bit.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.35
fixed a mini bug for Windows 8
General
Publisher Kakasoft
Publisher web site http://www.kakasoft.com
Release Date October 21, 2014
Date Added October 31, 2014
Version 6.35
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.39MB
File Name lockdir.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 139,242
Downloads Last Week 265
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Nag screen, limited functionality
Price Free

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