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Password Protect

By News-Net Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
This program can guard your private folders from nosy onlookers, although it requires repetitive setups to operate. Rather than encrypting or hiding your sensitive folders from view, Password Protect locks down each one behind a user-defined password. We especially like that you can assign different passwords to each folder so you can offer access to authorized persons for specific folders when necessary while continuing to protect others. The trial allows you to secure three folders, and they mustn't exceed 50MB. On the upside, it extends support for locking USB and external drives. Our biggest gripe with this protection tool is that once you unlock and enter your folder, you have to go through the process of resetting the password protection upon exiting. Though some users will prefer a protective software that can maintain its guard automatically, Password Protect does provide a sufficient level of security while it's in place.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.2.3

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added October 29, 2004
Version 3.2.3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Popularity

Total Downloads 26,574
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Password Protect allows you to protect folders on your PC, network, or USB Key with a password. This is your ultimate solution to block out access to folders to unwanted users. Key Features: Folders remain protected in DOS, Windows Safe mode, and in other operating systems; passwords are not stored on your drive or in the Windows registry keys; you can protect unlimited number of folders and subfolders in the full version; support for USB external and removable drives.

Version 3.2.0.3 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.