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Protected Folder

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  • Date Added:
    Mar. 11, 2015
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    Free to try (10-use trial); $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
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Editors' Review


Protected Folder provides enhanced security for files and folders on your Windows PC, letting you safeguard against the unauthorized access of your private photos, videos, files, and more. Allowing you to set passwords, hide folders from view beyond the basic Windows settings, and more, it works well for users who want to amplify what Windows provides by default.


Easy to create layers of security: Installation of the software is quick, and you can integrate multiple layers of protection from a single interface, all accessible from your desktop.

Different levels of protection: Protected Folder allows you to lock down folders and files at different levels. You can make them read only, password protected, or completely invisible, and there is a separate folder to drag and drop files into if you don't want to hide a complete folder.


Changing protected files: To change a protected file or folder, you must first unprotect it, edit it, and then protect it again. The problem with this is that it creates a copy on your computer that must then be removed, possibly creating a security hole. Even without the potential risk, it's an added step that can be cumbersome for frequently edited files.

Bottom Line

Windows has a fairly limited suite of security settings if you really want to be sure people cannot access your most private files and folders. That's where a tool like Protected Folder can be so useful. Lightweight and easy to use, it offers all the tools you'll need for your basic protections.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Protected Folder 1.2.

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User Reviews

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1 stars

"Can't open today"

March 30, 2016  |  By nkornfeld

2016-03-30 12:59:09  |  By nkornfeld

 |  Version: Protected Folder 1.2


It is easy to use when it works


Yesterday the program recognized my password. Today it doesn't.


I would be wary of buying this program. Not very helpful if it is protected from the user.

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1 stars

"Poor program"

May 29, 2015  |  By deek139

2015-05-29 10:02:14  |  By deek139

 |  Version: Protected Folder 1.2


Unable to uninstall and it gets passwords wrong. No online help


Set up to lock folder. Went to unlock and says wrong password. It was not the wrong password. Program does not show in uninstall menu on windows. Tried a second folder. Same results with wrong password. No on line help. Junkx10

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.2
There is no function update, but replacing the old EULA with the new one.
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site
Release Date March 11, 2015
Date Added March 11, 2015
Version 1.2
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.97MB
File Name protected-folder-setup.exe
Total Downloads 191,195
Downloads Last Week 199
License Model Free to try
Limitations 10-use trial
Price $19.95

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