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Editors' Review

This application effectively protects files, but it can't encrypt more than one file at a time. Magic File's Windows Explorer-like interface is marred by misspelled labels and instructions, but is still fairly easy to comprehend. Its security features were surprisingly effective, allowing you to password-protect files and choose from one of five secure algorithms. In our tests, Magic File successfully encrypted individual files, but couldn't encrypt folders or multiple files. It doesn't offer to delete the originals either, or include a secure file shredder. Oddly, although you can create self-decrypting executables, recipients will still need to have Magic File installed on their computer to open files. The program also allows you to modify the attributes of files and view them in several modes. Unfortunately, like the interface, the poorly written Help file is full of misspellings, and may confuse users rather than help them. Though it works well enough, there are a number of encryption utilities with the same security features that allow batch encryption and present a more polished and user-friendly interface.
 
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General

Publisher SOFTCLH
Publisher web site http://www.magicfilesoft.com
Release Date August 04, 2005
Date Added August 04, 2005
Version 6

Category

Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 3.x/95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows (all)

Download Information

File Size 1.05MB
File Name setup60.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 17,822
Downloads Last Week 55

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License Model Free to try
Limitations 200-use trial
Price $34.95
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