Klonsoft LockDisk

Klonsoft LockDisk

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 7 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0
  • Total Downloads:
    25,307
  • Date Added:
    May 25, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    851.59KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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If you like the idea of storing sensitive data safely, securely, and away from prying eyes, you need to create an encrypted virtual disk on your hard drive. That's easier than it sounds, thanks to Klonsoft's LockDisk. This tool creates encrypted, password-protected, hidden volumes in your system. You can specify the size of your volume to make sure you have enough space for your stuff without wasting disk space. LockDisk works in 32-bit Windows editions. Some users may need to right-click the program's Start menu entry or executable file and select Run as Administrator to use LockDisk. LockDisk is available in several versions; we tried the freeware release, which limits the size of protected volumes to 35 MB.

We started with LockDisk by clicking New on the compact interface's toolbar, which opened the Create Volume wizard. This tool walks user through each step of creating a new volume, but LockDisk has a very good Help file that explains and illustrates each step of the process, too. Creating a new volume in LockDisk is just like creating a new file or folder; browsing to a specific location and naming it. The program uses a default volume, but you can create as many additional volumes as you need, as long as they don't exceed the limit.

We entered the size of our new volume and created and confirmed a password. We could specify a size smaller than 35MB for our volume, but not larger. As soon as we'd created our new volume, an Enter Password dialog appeared (with a check box to enable a Read-Only option) followed in due course by our new drive appearing in LockDisk's navigation sidebar. Load and Unload buttons made it easy to open and close our volume; drag-and-drop capability made it easy to select files and folders to protect. When we were ready, we clicked Unload, and our volume disappeared; clicking Load and entering our password brought it back. If you uninstall LockDisk, your hidden data is safe but inaccessible.

The only thing we could quibble about in the free release of LockDisk is the volume size limit, though upgrades are available.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Difficult to use"

January 27, 2008  |  By broken249

 |  Version: LockDisk 2.8

Pros

not much, I couldn't really get it running

Cons

doesn't provide much explanation, like the Load and Unload options, I still don't really know what they are for. Difficult to use and understand. I ended up using some other softwares

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3 stars

"Great for Small documents"

December 19, 2007  |  By dpraisharma

 |  Version: LockDisk 2.8

Pros

free and Imprassive

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2 stars

"doesn't do the real job!"

March 01, 2007  |  By barakat_khaled

 |  Version: LockDisk 2.8

Cons

limited to 35 mb i think, more than simple!

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5 stars

"Great for small documents"

January 18, 2007  |  By seanlano

 |  Version: LockDisk 2.8

Pros

Great program, easy to use and, hey, IT'S FREE (for 35mb of encrypted data)

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5 stars

"Great Product Highly impressed"

April 12, 2006  |  By shentho

 |  Version: LockDisk 2.8

Pros

Easy Install,Free Version limited to 35Meg which is fine for testing. Encryption and Decryption fast and reliable. Available in different size limits to suit.

Cons

It would be nice to have an unlimited size version to test for 30 days, and then you could see larger files encrypted/Decrypted.

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1 stars

"A bit misleading..."

February 06, 2006  |  By RubyMu

 |  Version: LockDisk 2.8

Cons

This program is horrible - the drive it creates holds virtually nothing (less than a gig) unless you download the paid version - and nothing to tell you that it holds nothing until you have actually downloaded the free version. Sure, as claimed, it never expires, but its useless as it won't hold enough data.

It claims to have a 'drag and drop' system to put files in the new drive - this didn't work at all.

Also, it refuses to fully uninstall from my computer. Grrreat.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Klonsoft
Publisher web site http://www.klonsoft.com
Release Date May 25, 2012
Date Added May 25, 2012
Version 3.0
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 851.59KB
File Name LockDisk.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 25,307
Downloads Last Week 4
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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