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Folder Access Pro

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
What's worse? Unreliable security or no security at all? That's the question posed by Folder Access Pro, an underpowered utility that claims to protect your data by locking your folders with a password. Compared to simple encryption programs, Folder Access Pro is very quick and very easy to use. You only have to right-click a folder in Windows Explorer to lock or unlock it without opening the main program window. However, Folder Access Pro doesn't encrypt the folder, and savvy users can hack the protection with several mouse clicks. They merely need to stop the program with any process-exploring utility, including Task Manager. At that point, locked folders are as good as open. Folder Access Pro scores points for its freeware price, and it might do for keeping out small children or clueless users, but it's very poorly suited to any situation wherein security really matters.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2

General

Release November 8, 2008
Date Added January 15, 2004
Version 2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Popularity

Total Downloads 416,100
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

Folder Access Pro is a new security tool that lets you lock your files and folders with your personal password. Now nobody but you can access your most sensitive information. Locking folders and files also effectively protects you from malicious programs such as viruses, worms, and Trojan horses. All you have to do is drag the file or folder you want to lock to the Folder Access Pro window.