KPKFile Pro 2017

By John rossi Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

It offers a suite of privacy functions, but has more nagging problems than useful tools. KPKFile Pro's plain pull-down menu and tiny button dialog-sized interface is too small to use, and there's no way to change the size of or improve fonts. The app's Help file is convoluted and thin. Functions appear merely stuck together with no feel for commonality. The app also requires the Microsoft Common Language Runtime (CLR) to install.

At first glance, KPKFile Pro appears to be easy to operate. Functions are either started with simple pull-down menus or small one-click buttons. However, most functions open new, very plain interfaces with various levels of additional menus. Someone using a function often may memorize the procedures, but casual users will feel lost each time.

Private Folder easily created a folder to hide files, but would only create it in a specific location on the drive. Closing the folder also forced users to reboot their systems. A poorly designed tool to store credit card information failed to accept some card data.

The program's Password memo stores URLs, account names, and passwords in a password protected file. Easy search and reorder functions make it simple to locate saved information. It should take only a click to copy an item to the clipboard, but this feature failed to grab data. As a matter of fact, KPKFile Pro failed for testers often when opening sub-functions to the point that the program's process had to be killed through Task Manager. File Encryption and wiping was rendered useless by the submenu problem.

We found far too little to like and too many errors to recommend this app. Any benefits of having several privacy tools under one app are offset by its problems.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 16.0

Version 16.0: Windows 10 fully compliant.


Release January 3, 2017
Date Added January 2, 2017
Version 16.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None


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Developer's Description

KPKFile Pro is a free complete suite of encryption tools that allows you to manage your privacy without worry. MEMO is a useful encrypted database of passwords letting you running your passwords in and out of KPKFile interface. FILE ENCRYPTION TOOL packs files in binary code that can be inoculated inside another still working file. Moreover, KPKFile Pro performs steganographic encryption blurring data inside graphic files. These options are useful if you want the maximum of privacy. Wiping function allows erasing selected files from disk drive preceding file deletion by multiple data changing to make useless file undeletion. PRIVATE FOLDER manages a secret directory in which you can store a tree of file folders. Private Folder is a regular directory, which can be managed out of KPKFile interface too.

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