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While this program easily password-protects folders, it isn't as robust as other security applications. Password Protect Folders' small interface offers two buttons to lock and unlock folders, and it's a simple process to select files and enter and confirm the password. The program lets you add a password hint, a nice bonus if passwords are lost or forgotten, but the inclusion of a password generator would have added a welcome layer of security. Locked folders have a tiny red minus sign icon over the yellow folder in Windows Explorer, and this seems like an unnecessary feature that merely draws attention to your private folders. When someone tries to access a locked folder, they're prompted for the password, which is fairly standard. However, unlike other encryption applications, once a folder is opened, the password protection is removed and you'll have to go through the process of locking it after each use. Other programs let you open and work in password-protected folders without needing to reassign a password each time. Password Protect Folders isn't an impressive security app, with its relatively high price tag, and users should have no problem finding a more flexible and functional alternative for safeguarding their folders.
 
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Full Specifications

General

Publisher Password Protect Group
Publisher web site http://www.password-protect-folders.com
Release Date June 07, 2005
Date Added June 07, 2005
Version 1

Category

Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server, Internet Explorer 5.0

Download Information

File Size 657.91KB
File Name protect.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 37,523
Downloads Last Week 6

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $39.95
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