Protected Folder

Protected Folder

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 21 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.2
File Size:
3.4MB
Date Added:
December 17, 2012
Price:
Free to try (10-use trial); $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
179,278
Downloads Last Week:
238
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.8

    out of 21 votes

    • 5 star: 12
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 4
  • Current Version:

    5.0

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star: 5
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 5 stars

    "Fantastic product!"

    February 13, 2014   |   By TollieBo

    Version: Protected Folder 1.2

    Pros

    User friendly and easy to operate

    Cons

    No issues experienced

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  • 5 stars

    "A simple and unobtrusive way of securing sensitive data"

    December 31, 2013   |   By Undisclosed2

    Version: Protected Folder 1.2

    Pros

    This is an excellent tool with which to hide sensitive data; it is reasonably intuitive and easy to work with. In fact, I have changed the name of the Desktop Icon to something quite innocuous so that anyone looking at my PC does not even know the application is there. Of course, anyone really knowledgeable with computers could find it but I doubt if anyone interested in hacking into my computer (if there even is someone like that) would start digging in my Program Files to find out.

    Cons

    To make a change to a protected file, it must first be unprotected, then changed and then protected again. However, this leaves an unprotected backup copy on the PC, which must be removed to the Recycle Bin and then eliminated from there to keep the information from prying eyes. It would be great if the backup copy were to be automatically protected too. Alternatively, it should be possible to make a change to a protected file without first unprotecting it.

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  • 5 stars

    "Secure, reliable, and easy to use"

    August 15, 2013   |   By Mossmoran

    Version: Protected Folder 1.2

    Pros

    See above - nothing to add - it's pretty simple and straightforward.

    Cons

    None that I've found, so far

    Summary

    I'd recommend this software to anyone looking for a relatively inexpensive way of preventing unauthorised access to folders containing sensitive information.

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  • 5 stars

    "szybkie pobieranie"

    June 13, 2013   |   By Ania170

    Version: Protected Folder 1.2

    Pros

    The product works very well.
    Cool interface.

    Cons

    not,
    jak na razie nie ma wad

    Summary

    Protected Folder does the job, I'm very pleased with it.
    Besides, it has a very nice interface.
    I would recommend to others

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  • 5 stars

    "Great Service from IObit"

    June 06, 2013   |   By Professorredbag

    Version: Protected Folder 1.2

    Pros

    The product works very well. All purchase info is given well before you download the free version. (Some people just can't read or don't bother to.) Cool interface. Does the job.

    Cons

    If you have any problems, the customer care of IObit is PROMPT in replying and ensuring satisfaction. Read the agreement and you won't be disappointed.

    Summary

    I'm recommending this to friends looking for a file secure program.

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