dirLock

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 70 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.4.1
  • Total Downloads:
    414,572
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 25, 2006
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    140.25KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    108
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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The program keeps your personal folders out of sight, but a few security gaps prevent it from being a more rock-solid choice. DirLock's extremely simple interface isn't password-protected and negates the inclusion of a help file. A simple browser or drag-and-drop capabilities to secure folders would be helpful. At the onset, it isn't clear how to protect folders, but an Options visit reveals that the only way to lock (or unlock) folders is to integrate it with Windows. In testing, this added an easily accessible context menu option that quickly locks folders or brings up the password dialog box to gain access to locked folders. This program doesn't offer encryption algorithms like other applications in its class, so we wouldn't recommend using it to conceal highly sensitive data. Despite the absence of a Help file or user guide, DirLock proved to be a fairly straightforward way of protecting folders, and this freeware should suit the needs of most casual computer users.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.6

    out of 57 votes

    • 5 star 13
    • 4 star 11
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 29
  • All Versions

    2.6

    out of 70 votes

    • 5 star 16
    • 4 star 12
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 35
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1 stars

"Unknown error - din't work --- Pls fix this bug"

April 19, 2013  |  By praptimitu

 |  Version: dirLock 1.4.1

Pros

None noticed so far as the software did not work

Cons

When I right click and select Lock/Unlock option, it asks for password and then gives an "Unknown error occurred" prompt.
Does not work for me.

Summary

Does anyone know why this error occurs ? If re installation will help ? Please fix this bug or update the version here. Downloading a software which does not function as required is a sheer waste of time and resource.

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1 stars

"i shoulda listened to the other comments"

October 23, 2011  |  By killerrayne

 |  Version: dirLock 1.4.1

Pros

NONE absolutely NONE

Cons

error error error error error error error

Summary

it sucks, dont download it

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1 stars

"doesnt work"

March 07, 2011  |  By jereman1

 |  Version: dirLock 1.4.1

Pros

none i can tell

Cons

it doesnt require a password to open the locked file. it is worthless.

Summary

it was a waste of my time. it doesnt lock files or protect them.. its litterally worthless

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1 stars

"i didn like it"

April 04, 2010  |  By cthulhufury

 |  Version: dirLock 1.4.1

Pros

well i didn like how it workd n if you wanna try sumion good, try the truecript

Cons

its lame and i don trust it

Summary

i really didn like it but if anyone else did like it its up to u

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5 stars

"The program is free and better than many others to pay"

February 17, 2010  |  By capitanflorius

 |  Version: dirLock 1.4.1

Pros

Excellent. The program hides files and folders for many tens of gigabytes in two seconds

Cons

absolutely nothing negative to say

Summary

Easy to use. I recommend it to all to protect files and folders from prying eyes.
Just enter a password and two clicks. The password can be changed whenever

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4 stars

"Great simple to use product."

February 13, 2010  |  By Yami-Bakura

 |  Version: dirLock 1.4.1

Pros

Easy to use and stops my friends from stealing the games i make with Game Maker :).

Cons

A Little bit trouble some but the pros just makes up for it.

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1 stars

"Folder locker"

September 06, 2009  |  By tauroman

 |  Version: dirLock 1.4.1

Pros

I h XP SP3 , and the dam thing wont run . Very stupid program.

Cons

Lots , asfasdf;lasdfs

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4 stars

"very good and simple to loack a folder"

January 30, 2009  |  By alfredo5555

 |  Version: dirLock 1.4.1

Pros

small and simple

Cons

till now i dont find cons

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1 stars

""Unknown error""

December 20, 2008  |  By EPhantom125

 |  Version: dirLock 1.4.1

Pros

Not much at all, it would not operate at any level.

Cons

After I finally realized I was suppose to right click the file I wanted to lock. After I figured out what I was suppose to do, I found it impossible to lock anything because of some unknown error, oh what joy.

Summary

This could have been caused by me putting this on a flash drive, but whatever, it didn't work for me.

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1 stars

"Encouter error when use! It need reprogram and update."

November 30, 2008  |  By misterxtw2001

 |  Version: dirLock 1.4.1

Pros

error! error!

Cons

cannot use. encouter error when use !! It need reprogram and update.

Summary

cannot use. encouter error when use !! It need reprogram and update.

Updated on Nov 30, 2008

This program is tiny and works. Everything goes OK!!

I have found the error I met is causing by COMODO firewall in my system. After I have changed the security policy of this program in COMODO, Everything goes OK!!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Emon
Publisher web site http://emon.us
Release Date July 25, 2006
Date Added July 25, 2006
Version 1.4.1
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server, .NET Framework 2.0
Download Information
File Size 140.25KB
File Name dirlock.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 414,572
Downloads Last Week 108
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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