My Lockbox

My Lockbox

Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 178 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.3
File Size:
3.93MB
Date Added:
July 13, 2014
Price:
Free; Paid upgrade available
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/2003/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
453,791
Downloads Last Week:
718
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

My Lockbox is designed to protect the contents of individual folders on your computer, allowing you to set password protection, limit access and edit permission, and more, alongside a number of other features that enhance what the default Windows settings provide for folder editing. While there are some issues with the interface and management end, the software works generally as promised.

Pros

Easy setup and folder control: It takes minimal time to set up a new account and start protecting your first folders. While the software only allows free account holders to protect one folder at a time, there are a number of other tools in place that are all accessible at the start; and for the most part, you can easily follow the prompts to get there.

Supporting toolsets: The interface is functional and works well in a modern Windows 7 and 8 layout, so accessing the additional tools the developers have provided for managing your folders and desktop privacy settings is fairly straightforward.

Cons

Usability concerns: While the interface looks and feels good for basic uses, such as locking down a folder, it can be cumbersome to find your way through if you're trying to find a specific feature, and especially if you make a change and want to find the options you used to turn that change off. The tutorials and walkthroughs are sparing and the layout is focused on function rather than design.

Bottom Line

My Lockbox is a solid app that works well for anyone that wants to protect the contents of an individual folder on their computer. Whether you need to protect one folder from outside access, or you want enhance the overall security settings and protections on your machine, this software takes some getting used to, but it will get the job done.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.7

    out of 178 votes

    • 5 star: 75
    • 4 star: 49
    • 3 star: 14
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 37
  • Current Version:

    1.0

    out of 1 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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    "If it was possible to give it '0' i would."

    July 27, 2014   |   By Odegra the Devourer

    Version: My Lockbox 3.3

    Pros

    Somewhat protects ONE file of your choosing..

    Cons

    Slow for the most part, in practically everything it does, encrypting and opening files alike. My biggest reason for actually taking the time to come onto cnet and actually flame this program is for the fact that i simply cannot uninstall this program. I found an encrypt-er that suits my needs but already had the My lockbox installed. Got around uninstalling it with I/Obit uninstaller and it froze my computer... Odd, but i force restarted (hard shutdown) when i rebooted it and tried it through the same route again thinking it was a fluke, i was met with the same results, and have been in practically every other method I have tried in unistalling this program...

    Summary

    Not entirely sure if it has to do with problems in compatibility with win 8 or if my machine is conflicting with another encryption software but i find myself with a new fairly useless permanent program on my computer.... So i suppose if you have windows 8 be a little weary of downloading and installing this program. Hope others have had better luck with it on win 8 and it's just me.

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