Folder Vault

Folder Vault

Download Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 27 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
  • Total Downloads:
  • Date Added:
    October 28, 2013
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  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review


Folder Vault is a fine file and folder locker by most definitions, thanks to its abundant style and security. It will keep your private and sensitive files away from even the savviest prying eyes, provided you're good at making secure passwords.

When starting Folder Vault for the first time, you'll be asked to create a secure password. Once you set your password and log-in, the program welcomes you with a nifty animated interface that does a neat opening and closing animation every time you open it. You can drag and drop files and folders right into the main window for convenience, or find the ones you want to hide from the conventional upload menu. Once your files are inside the program and set as "locked," you can't see them from Windows, which is a big boost for security. The only way you can see your items is to manually unlock them when you have the program running, or set the program to automatically unlock all items when you log in using the Settings menu. In addition, you can also set the program to automatically lock all items when you log off, as well as change the log-in password. Without knowing your Folder Vault password, it would be impossible for anyone to see items you've hidden, which makes this app a good solution if you need to hide important or more sensitive documents, pictures, or videos from anyone else who has access to your PC.

It's a shame that Folder Vault isn't more popular, because it delivers on its promise to get your files under lock and key. It's extra secure and will protect your files from snoops free of any charge.

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User Reviews

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  • 5 stars

    "A great security layer"

    December 02, 2013   |   By nmweatherman

    Version: Folder Vault 3.0.1


    Simple, elegant UI and easy to use


    None at all


    The idea behind Folder Vault is at once simple and elegant. It removes icons of your folders and files and locks them behind a password. When a folder or file is in the vault, its icon will not show at its normal location (such as My Documents). When you open the vault and unlock the file, it reappears in its regular directory. I love the UI, which shows metallic vault doors opening and closing as you lock or unlock your files within. This is a great and simple layer of security...just create a complex password for the vault and don't forget it!

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    Full Specifications

    What's new in version 3.0.1
    Made hiding of folders faster. Bug fixes.
    Publisher Gear Box Computers
    Publisher web site
    Release Date October 28, 2013
    Date Added October 28, 2013
    Version 3.0.1
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Encryption Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 2000, Windows
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 2.5MB
    File Name FolderVault-Setup.exe
    Total Downloads 19,989
    Downloads Last Week 109
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

    Previous Versions:

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