File Secret

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

Though this privacy tool successfully cleaned our browsing history and unwanted files, it was marred by an unintuitive user interface.

Upon installing File Secret, you will have to create a username and password. The user interface is a little on the cluttered site. Large menu buttons run across the top of the window, and each menu's options are displayed in the panel below. The Home menu features tools for cleaning your browsing history, temporary files, cookies, and the like. We selected all of the cleaning options and the program quickly and successfully wiped our computer clean. The other menu options--File Shredder, EXE Lock, Secret Notes, HTML Secret, Password Safe--were all very confusing to navigate. They employed drag-and-drop functionality, but the lack of flow had us guessing where to put what. After some time, we found our bearings and were able to successfully encrypt executable files, use images to encrypt messages, and guard our passwords.

A Help menu is featured on the interface, but clicking on it returned nothing. Despite a few good outcomes with File Secret, its poorly designed user interface and brief, 14-day trial period leave no room for a recommendation from us.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0.1

This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.


Release November 7, 2008
Date Added August 8, 2008
Version 1.0.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista


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Developer's Description

File Secret is a computer security utility for hiding, protecting, locking, and safely destroying Files. It features strong file encryption algorithms, a password management solution that stores all your passwords securely and helps you create secure passwords. A Shredder that helps you destroy beyond recovery files, folders and Internet traces. EXE lock that allows you to password protect certain applications. This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.

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