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Editors' Review

by   / March 28, 2009

As you might expect from its name, this encryption program hides and encrypts important files. It performed well once we applied our administrator settings, but it came with one of the stingiest trial periods we've ever seen.

Lock and Hide Folder has a very basic user interface that proved simple to navigate. Large menu buttons at the top of the window make it easy to add, remove, hide, and show important files. The program uses 256-bit Blowfish encryption to keep your folders safely protected. It's not password-protected when you first access it, so you'll have to go into the Settings menu to create one. Once we entered and confirmed our password, we were asked to run the program as an administrator to apply the password settings. Adding files was extremely easy, as was hiding them from view. As soon as we clicked OK, the folder disappeared instantly. Although we could put the program into stealth mode, doing so didn't prevent us from being able to locate and uninstall it. This may be a trial restriction, but that wasn't indicated.

Each time we accessed the program, a nag screen reminded us of its ridiculously short, 3-day trial period. If you're willing to make up your mind fast, this is one of the easiest programs to use that we've ever tried. It is suitable for any level user.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.8

Option to hide installation from Control Panel "Uninstall or change a program"

General

Publisher UP Software
Publisher web site http://www.lock-folder.com
Release Date February 04, 2015
Date Added March 26, 2015
Version 2.8

Category

Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 2.46MB
File Name Lock_and_Hide_Folder.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 159,646
Downloads Last Week 13

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $29
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