My Lockbox

My Lockbox

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 178 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2
  • Total Downloads:
    458,885
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 28, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.61MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    620
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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My Lockbox takes the built-in ability to hide folders in Windows a huge step further by adding password protection, drag-and-drop capability, hot keys, trusted apps list, notifications, skins, and more. My Lockbox Free protects one folder per system, and it has a banner ad. A premium upgrade protects an unlimited number of folders and eliminates the banner ads. We tried the free version.

During setup, My Lockbox prompts you to create a username and password, though you can click OK to run the program without a password since it's very easy to set one up later on. You'll also need to designate a folder for My Lockbox to protect. My Lockbox placed two icons on our desktop: one for the program and another for its multitabbed options. Both open the same small dialog, actually, the Control Panel, but clicking Advanced opens the tabbed options section, and clicking Simple closes it: simple indeed. The Control Panel is dominated by a large Status button and a field to designate which folder we wanted to protect. We clicked Advanced to open the program's settings. The Options tab includes Stand By/Hibernation and system inactivity settings as well as a surprisingly long list of skins. The Password tab has a Hint field, something not every such program has but should. You can configure how My Lockbox checks for Updates, too. Unless you're changing your password or adding applications to the Trusted list, you probably won't need to use the options often. When we closed the Control Panel, My Lockbox showed an optional balloon Notification and activated its system tray icon. Clicking the tray icon and entering our password opened the Control Panel again.

You can drop files into the My Lockbox desktop icon or your unlocked, open folder to protect them. We unlocked My Lockbox and dragged some folders and files and dropped them into it. Explorer showed a folder with no contents, at least until we unlocked My Lockbox and clicked Open in the Control Panel. When we locked our folder again, the contents disappeared, and the folder, too. You'd never know it was there.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.5

    out of 90 votes

    • 5 star 35
    • 4 star 23
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 23
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 178 votes

    • 5 star 75
    • 4 star 49
    • 3 star 14
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 37
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3 stars

"Does an adequate job."

March 04, 2010  |  By VegasSmitty

 |  Version: My Lockbox 1.2

Pros

Keeps folder hidden from prying eyes fairly securely.

Cons

Its a pain to access folders from another program if you want to send something thats already locked.

Summary

OK for a freebie!

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3 stars

"very good secret folder"

March 01, 2010  |  By mermereng

 |  Version: My Lockbox 1.2

Pros

simple_light_useful_better for this time

Cons

search options off -prb with windows 7 but searching are working without my lock box

Summary

not need explain_ simple_ this software locking one folder

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5 stars

"Very nice program to keep secure of private files."

February 07, 2010  |  By nutcas

 |  Version: My Lockbox 1.2

Pros

Easy to use, and it hides your folder when locked, so people won't even know it's there.

Cons

Nothing really other than you must pay to access to hide other folders where this free use only deals with a single folder.

Summary

The latest version as of this writing is version 1.6. Very good program to safe keep your files, and maintain privacy. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to keep their most private files from prying eyes, and restricting unauthorized use.

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4 stars

"Handy For Me"

January 20, 2010  |  By born_in_hell

 |  Version: My Lockbox 1.2

Pros

It hides the folder just the way I want it to work

Cons

Just hides folders, doesn't has the ability to lock it.
Can only hide one folder at a time.

Summary

But nevertheless, I am at least able able to hide and unhide it as the way I want with a password and keep m private files away from others' eyes.

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5 stars

"good freeby"

January 16, 2010  |  By trevlew

 |  Version: My Lockbox 1.2

Pros

very good for what you want to do that is hide your file that may have information only for yourself.

Cons

you cant seem to have a seperate lock box on the same p/c .
i. e. my wifes set up on the same p/c. dissapionted !!! [if only]

Summary

other wise a realy good product

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5 stars

"Simple, effective"

January 03, 2010  |  By crabboy

 |  Version: My Lockbox 1.2

Pros

Better than a paid program that I have a license for, it that the size of the file is not restricted

Cons

None that I've found.

Summary

Good for simple needs

Updated on Feb 3, 2010

Make sure you get version 1.2 - they've "updated" to 1.6 and I could not get that version to install. Went back to 1.2 and all is well.

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4 stars

"program easy to use, but very well done"

January 03, 2010  |  By capitanflorius

 |  Version: My Lockbox 1.2

Pros

This program lets you keep in a hidden folder all the files that we want. All with a few clicks and password below. Once closed the program, the folder disappears and the names of files that appear in "recent documents" can no longer open.

Cons

absolutely nothing that I do not appreciate.

Summary

This little program is very useful and easy to use even for a novice. Few clicks for entering password and protected folder. Then we can put in this secure folder, all the folders and files we want and close it with one clic.

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3 stars

"Good app, but be carefull"

December 19, 2009  |  By PCtosca

 |  Version: My Lockbox 1.2

Pros

It does what it says. It hides a folder and all its content and gets it out of plain sight.
Even software like cleaners and antivirus won't locate it.

Cons

It could give you a false feeling of security.

Summary

If you, for wathever reason, move your hdd or turn it from master into slave the path to your hidden folder would mostlikely change.
In that case your "hidden" folder is no longer hidden!!!
If a computer repairshop moves your harddisk to a "test"pc they also can get full
acces to your files cause they won't be protected anymore!

But, to be fair, it is a pretty good piece of software and easy to understand.

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5 stars

"Works as expected"

December 15, 2009  |  By nagpalrajeev

 |  Version: My Lockbox 1.2

Pros

does everything it says

Cons

Why is this a reqd field?

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5 stars

"100% Easy to use"

December 14, 2009  |  By justdebbie

 |  Version: My Lockbox 1.2

Pros

Its very easy to use and it keeps all my personal stuff safe from view

Cons

I have nothing bad to say about this program

Summary

I love this program the best one for free I can lock everything up and its safe I have used other Lock programs and this one is easy to use

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.2
This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
General
Publisher FSPro Labs
Publisher web site http://www.fspro.net/
Release Date December 28, 2007
Date Added December 28, 2007
Version 1.2
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 3.61MB
File Name mylockbox_setup.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 458,885
Downloads Last Week 620
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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