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Secure Folders for Windows

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Key Details of Secure Folders

  • Hide, lock, set read-only and no-execution protection to your files.
  • Last updated on August 18, 2014
  • There have been 4 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Secure Folders provides protection for your sensitive files and documents by hiding them or locking them, and creating password-only access. No matter what you're trying to keep safe, this app gives you the tools to do it the way you want through its intuitive and streamlined interface.

While there is no Help file for this app, the controls are so straightforward that you should have no trouble finding your way around. Using the buttons at the top of the screen, you can add files by browsing from your computer. The files you select will appear in a list in the middle of the app window, and from there, you can choose which action you'd like to perform. The options include hiding the file, locking it, making it read-only, and making it a no-execution file. You can change the selected action, or remove an item from the list at any time, and you can enable or disable protection by clicking the button in the lower left-hand corner. In the Settings menu, you have the ability to turn on password protection, and set a password so that no one can get into the app and make changes without authorization. You can also go to the advanced settings menu to automatically remove secure folder traces from Windows recently used applications history for an additional safeguard.

Secure Folders is a free app that offers multiple types of protection for your files. It runs well and provides a nice array of features that are very accessible to users of all experience levels.

What's new in version

Version released. Implemented hot key shortcuts to enable/disable protection, Command-line interface and Import/Export feature Implemented automatic activation of protection when program is being closed. Secure Folders became hidden from system history of launched applications. Stability fixes.

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Full Specifications

August 1, 2014
Latest update
August 18, 2014
Operating System
Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements
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Developer's Description

Hide, lock, set read-only and no-execution protection to your files.
With Secure Folders you can easily hide, lock, set read-only and no-execution protection forunlimited number of files and folders on your computer. Application can be installed to USB drive and used on other computers without need of separate installations. Protection engine is extremely stealth and cannot be revealed even by advanced computer user.

Supported OS: WinXP - Windows 8( all 32 and 64-bit editions )

- Unlimited number and size of files can be protected - Hidden (portable) installation support. Application can be installed to USB drive - Password protection for application settings and uninstall- Windows Explorer context menu integration- Ability to configure applications excluded from protection - File paths can include wildcard masks - Hot keys to open application settings, enable and disable protection- Command-line interface supported- Application does no performance impact on your system- Extremely easy-to-use user interface