Sofonica Folder Soldier

By Sofonica Free Editors' Rating

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Aug 10, 2010

Ever since our teenage years, when we had folders full of journals and unsent love letters, we've wished for a way to password-protect folders on our computer. Third-party software is really the only way to do this, and Sofonica Folder Soldier is one such option. Although the program works, we have definitely seen similar programs that we like better.

The program's interface is plain and fairly intuitive, which is a good thing, because there's no Help file. When the program is first launched, users are asked to select a password; this is the password used to access all folders that Folder Soldier locks. Users then select the folder or folders they want to lock by navigating to them in a somewhat restrictive and irritating drop-down menu within the program. Once users have selected the desired files, they simply click the Lock Folders button, and the program does its thing. Clicking on a folder that's locked does not prompt the user for a password. Rather, users get an error message stating that the selected file is not accessible. The only way to unlock and access a folder is through Folder Soldier. Overall, the program works fine, but we have no idea how secure the locked folders actually are; nowhere does the program or publisher's Web site even mention what kind of encryption is used. It might do well enough to keep a nosy younger sibling out of your diary, but we're not sure we'd trust it for sensitive business or financial information.

Sofonica Folder Soldier installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program with reservations.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.4

General

Release March 18, 2011
Date Added March 18, 2011
Version 1.4

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements VB6 Runtime

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Total Downloads 11,813
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Developer's Description

Sofonica Folder Soldier Free is the freeware which can protect your folders from unauthorized persons. It comes with password protection so that no one else could change its settings.It supports locking many folders in just a single click.It comes with uninstall guard which does not allow anybody else to uninstall the program until a valid password is put. The program is extremely easy to use. You have to set the password during the first run of the program.Once the password is set, Sofonica Folder Soldier Free will be hidden and it will keep the folders locked until you enter the valid password.