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Editors' Review

by   / February 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.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 16.0

Version 16.0: Windows 10 fully compliant.


Publisher John rossi
Publisher web site
Release Date December 21, 2016
Date Added January 02, 2017
Version 16.0


Category Security Software
Subcategory Password Managers

Operating Systems

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

Download Information

File Size 1.65MB
File Name KPKFile Pro v16


Total Downloads 81,124
Downloads Last Week 2


License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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