Folder Lock Folder Lock 7.8.3 for Windows

by New Softwares.net

Avg. Rating 3.5 (128 votes)

File Details

File Size 11.2 MB
License Shareware, $59.95
Operating System Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 12,311
Publisher New Softwares.net
Homepage Folder Lock

Publisher's Description

Folder Lock is a file encryption software that offers fastest way of encrypting and password protecting files and folders. You can either choose to encrypt important files from techies or lock your files, pictures and private data from casual users. Folder Lock comes with locking, encryption, shredding, stealth mode, hack attempt monitoring, portability, plug & play support, history cleaning, and more than 20 privacy features all tailored to special needs for people wanting privacy and security.

Latest Reviews

tomhriddle

tomhriddle reviewed v7.2.2 on Feb 28, 2014

[4:10:54 PM] Arsalan Sheikh: Data security has not been an issue ever since I have started using Folder Lock, the ease of securing data in really unimaginable, I am thankful for the people who engineered such a program

paulperry

paulperry reviewed v7.2.2 on Aug 24, 2013

5 stars!

kallisjhon007@gmail.com

kallisjhon007@gmail.com reviewed v7.1.0 on Jul 12, 2012

An excellent tool for professionals, Works with any file extension types.
I am a self employed accountant, I like Folder Lock because it enables me to keep safe my clients personal information. It has so many protection features unlike other software in it class. After downloading and trying it, I was sold on its ease of use and how dynamic its protection features are, thus, I purchased it. I would recommend it for all work at home professionals who deal with personal information of individuals.

carawmorris

carawmorris reviewed v7.0.6 on Mar 21, 2012

I bought this software to lock my folders because I used to consider encryption is a slow process and takes time. But I just got amazed by the speed of encryption in this software, its just too quick. I created an encrypted container of 50GB in just 20 seconds, phewww that was quick. I have never found any encryption software that provides encryption as quick as this one. So, if there is anyone out there who thinks encryption takes time (just like I used to) just try folder lock and you would know how fast encryption can be.

alishakcarter

alishakcarter reviewed v7.0.6 on Mar 16, 2012

I have recently started using Folder Lock and I found it very helpful. I started with the trial version as thought it might be difficult to use and would require a lot of learning. Once I started to use the application, I found it quite simple and it took me no time to understand how it works and I decided to get the full version immediately. I feel secure that my data is protected with one of the best security software and I do not have to worry about my sensitive files while sharing my PC with my colleagues.

mariecmoles

mariecmoles reviewed v7.0.6 on Mar 15, 2012

The encryption comes in an improved way in this version of Folder Lock. And the combination of history cleaning feature and USB protection makes it a great product for a home end user like me. Haven't gone for online back though. I hope it comes as good as it is advertised. Good work, though.

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v7.0.6 on Jan 16, 2012

jetz must be talking about TrueCrypt. Who knows if Folder Lock has backdoors or not. But the FBI are spending big bucks trying to figure out how to crack TrueCrypt I understand.

jetz

jetz reviewed v7.0.3 on Nov 17, 2011

There are a lot better freewares then this scamware junk!

ronR

ronR reviewed v6.4.2 on Aug 23, 2010

I've been looking for a simple to use security product. This was suggested on a forum and I tried it. It does exactly what I want neatly and simply. Easy to install, easy to use and some really useful options. I was happy to pay for the full version.

I don't know what roymccoy is saying and why? I am using FL without any trouble, I am hiding some files in the locker, as well as locked a few folders on my PC, and it is working perfectly fine.

roymccoy

roymccoy reviewed v6.4.0 on Mar 17, 2010

The last 9 reviews that rated this a 5-star software, are from guys that has NEVER reviewed anything else but (their own) this program.
And most of them members since 2008!? Hmmm...

Usually I'm not a fan of antivotiing, or unrelated reviews, but as others points out - these reviews are all made by the developers them selves - or someone in the chain on profit - of Folder Lock!

It's strikingly obvious, and annoyingly pathetic!

Avg. Rating 3.5 (128 votes)
Your Rating
tomhriddle

tomhriddle reviewed v7.2.2 on Feb 28, 2014

[4:10:54 PM] Arsalan Sheikh: Data security has not been an issue ever since I have started using Folder Lock, the ease of securing data in really unimaginable, I am thankful for the people who engineered such a program

paulperry

paulperry reviewed v7.2.2 on Aug 24, 2013

5 stars!

kallisjhon007@gmail.com

kallisjhon007@gmail.com reviewed v7.1.0 on Jul 12, 2012

An excellent tool for professionals, Works with any file extension types.
I am a self employed accountant, I like Folder Lock because it enables me to keep safe my clients personal information. It has so many protection features unlike other software in it class. After downloading and trying it, I was sold on its ease of use and how dynamic its protection features are, thus, I purchased it. I would recommend it for all work at home professionals who deal with personal information of individuals.

carawmorris

carawmorris reviewed v7.0.6 on Mar 21, 2012

I bought this software to lock my folders because I used to consider encryption is a slow process and takes time. But I just got amazed by the speed of encryption in this software, its just too quick. I created an encrypted container of 50GB in just 20 seconds, phewww that was quick. I have never found any encryption software that provides encryption as quick as this one. So, if there is anyone out there who thinks encryption takes time (just like I used to) just try folder lock and you would know how fast encryption can be.

alishakcarter

alishakcarter reviewed v7.0.6 on Mar 16, 2012

I have recently started using Folder Lock and I found it very helpful. I started with the trial version as thought it might be difficult to use and would require a lot of learning. Once I started to use the application, I found it quite simple and it took me no time to understand how it works and I decided to get the full version immediately. I feel secure that my data is protected with one of the best security software and I do not have to worry about my sensitive files while sharing my PC with my colleagues.

mariecmoles

mariecmoles reviewed v7.0.6 on Mar 15, 2012

The encryption comes in an improved way in this version of Folder Lock. And the combination of history cleaning feature and USB protection makes it a great product for a home end user like me. Haven't gone for online back though. I hope it comes as good as it is advertised. Good work, though.

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v7.0.6 on Jan 16, 2012

jetz must be talking about TrueCrypt. Who knows if Folder Lock has backdoors or not. But the FBI are spending big bucks trying to figure out how to crack TrueCrypt I understand.

jetz

jetz reviewed v7.0.3 on Nov 17, 2011

There are a lot better freewares then this scamware junk!

ronR

ronR reviewed v6.4.2 on Aug 23, 2010

I've been looking for a simple to use security product. This was suggested on a forum and I tried it. It does exactly what I want neatly and simply. Easy to install, easy to use and some really useful options. I was happy to pay for the full version.

I don't know what roymccoy is saying and why? I am using FL without any trouble, I am hiding some files in the locker, as well as locked a few folders on my PC, and it is working perfectly fine.

roymccoy

roymccoy reviewed v6.4.0 on Mar 17, 2010

The last 9 reviews that rated this a 5-star software, are from guys that has NEVER reviewed anything else but (their own) this program.
And most of them members since 2008!? Hmmm...

Usually I'm not a fan of antivotiing, or unrelated reviews, but as others points out - these reviews are all made by the developers them selves - or someone in the chain on profit - of Folder Lock!

It's strikingly obvious, and annoyingly pathetic!

sauzee

sauzee reviewed v6.3.5 on Feb 25, 2010

yup, i noticed all the fake reviews on a few other sites too.

Shame on you!

Second Shadow

Second Shadow reviewed v6.3.5 on Feb 16, 2010

keithgub is yet another of the program's author clones.
This guy just doesn't learn!
Keep the anti-votes coming guys!

keithgub

keithgub reviewed v6.3.2 on Dec 22, 2009

when I was using its trial version I tried all its features and after getting satisfied I now have bought its full version. I like almost all the features as they are for protecting my data and my privacy, particularly that password protected lockers cannot be deleted, move , edited and opened without the correct password. It ensures me that whatever I put in the locker is completely safe from getting lost or misused. I would highly recommend this software .

dhry

dhry reviewed v6.3.1 on Nov 26, 2009

Hah! Okay, I'll throw in an antivote just for the heck of it.

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v6.3.1 on Nov 22, 2009

Parez, joined February 4, 2009, has written one and only one review, that being for Folder Lock--on February 4, 2009.

Blasie, joined February 25, 2009, has written one and only one review, that being for Folder Lock--on February 25, 2009.

johntim, joined September 2, 2009, has written one and only one review, that being for Folder Lock--on September 2, 2009.

What a loser!

johntim

johntim reviewed v6.3.0 on Sep 2, 2009

I'm loving every minute I use this program, I think this program has few negative reviews, all probably from competitors. I guess all popular programs always have aggressive competitors and that's why I love this program. It is most talked about encryption program on the internet right now.

Blasie

Blasie reviewed v6.1.6 on Feb 25, 2009

I think some people are jealous about the popularity of Folder Lock, may be they are the competitors, I think this software is a comprehensive data protection application. I did faced some problems with the older versions but that problem was created by myself and thanks to the customer support who helped ma alot to get back my important data.

roymccoy

roymccoy reviewed v6.1.6 on Feb 24, 2009

Excellent observation by Silver Shadow!

There is absolutely no doubt that those reviews are written by the developers them selves!

NewSoftwares.net Inc./ Folder Lock: IN YOUR FACE!!!

To other readers who might consider FL to protect their files, ask you this first: Should I trust on liars to take care of the security?

-I know I won't...

Second Shadow

Second Shadow reviewed v6.1.6 on Feb 23, 2009

I usually don't do this kind of things, but this is too much. WAY too much.
Ok, here's the deal, 8 out of the previous 9 reviewers below me share the following:
- They ALL have rated this software FIVE stars
- They ALL have rated just one program in all of Fileforum, this one
- They ALL have registered to Fileforum the very same day they rated this program
- They ALL haven't done anything else on Betanews or Fileforum

Come on!
To the developer: this is not only CHEATING, but also being LAZY and STUPID.

ONE Star! (and I encourage other *real* members of Fileforum to do the same to cancel out the developer's "clones")

Parez

Parez reviewed v6.1.4 on Feb 4, 2009

I have used TRUECRYPT, its totally a mess, caused me my very important data loss, just a waste of time, now using Folder Lock for last 8 or 9 months and found that its the most reliable and fast processing application, I like its gui and specially the stealth mode feature which is really very secure and useful, I would recommend Folder Lock.

clay_N

clay_N reviewed v6.1.4 on Feb 3, 2009

Can somebody tell me why this is necessary when you can use Truecrypt for free?

ChGeraldine

ChGeraldine reviewed v6.1.2 on Dec 26, 2008

the customer support is really great,faced a problem with 6.1.1 and contacted the customer support and they solved my issue within 24 hours,recently downloaded the new version and I should say that its an outstanding piece of work.....simply awesome.

Beracha

Beracha reviewed v6.0.5 on Dec 5, 2008

Its been a good experience using Folder lock software,all of its features are secure and safe.I use it to protect my files at office and home also,stealth mode feature is flawless,leaving no clue for anyone that I am using any security software.

AmiraAb

AmiraAb reviewed v6.0.5 on Dec 3, 2008

I personally think Folder lock is an amazing security software with all the features which other security softwares does not posses,I have been using it for about a month and found it a bug free program,I also have used many other security applications to protect my data but they were easily crackable and were not able to give fool prove security to my data but Folder Lock is really a secure application or my personal data,its really a satisfying security software.

DonaldBrdn

DonaldBrdn reviewed v6.0.5 on Nov 21, 2008

Fast and easy to use,its looks little but does a big job.It does provide excellent protection for your external drives and USB mass storage. I warmly recommend it to anyone who care about data protection.

NeomiK

NeomiK reviewed v6.0.5 on Nov 18, 2008

Uncomplicated operation with peace of mind for my personal files especially on removable storage media. Great product support should you encounter any problems at any time. Its a comprehensive security tools with latest features I never have seen in any other security software.

GeorgeSm

GeorgeSm reviewed v6.0.5 on Nov 14, 2008

This is a superb piece of software that does exactly what it claims to do. It is safe and above all fast. I would recommend this program to anyone with sensitive data that can't be bothered with slow encryption programs.

I like the new version of Folder Lock and tried it fro a day and bought it as it worked fro my need.

Kasandra

Kasandra reviewed v6.0.5 on Nov 12, 2008

Folder Lock is really an impressive security application I ever used,I searched and used many other file securing softwares but they all didn't match the standard of security which I like to have for my files and documents and Folder Lock provided me what I needed,this software convinced me so much that now I recommend Folder lock to all of my buddies,it not only secures but also acts as an anti virus for my protected documents.

rsmli

rsmli reviewed v5.7.5 on May 31, 2007

I have tried out the problem mentioned before ( following the instruction to test the locking of USB drive). It is still broken. A dangerous situation can occur. Not nice.

CassidyS

CassidyS reviewed v5.6.0 on Aug 3, 2006

Pros: The program sports nice colors.

Cons: Version 5.6 is almost as broken as version 5.56 and both versions STILL allow easy unauthorized access to your supposedly hidden, locked and encrypted files on an external USB device.

[Here's how to test for the problem]:

1)Install Folder Lock normally onto your computer and using the Folder Lock "browse" interface, install the program again onto a USB device.(this is the approved way to get Folder lock onto a USB device)

2)Start Folder Lock "from" the USB device. (this is the normal way to run Folder Lock from a USB device) and put something into the "Locker" folder and lock it or encrypt it.

3)Remove USB device as you normally would and Plug USB device into a computer that "does not" have Folder Lock installed.

4)Using Windows explorer you will not see the locked folder containing your files BUT...Use a file manager (like Total Commander or any other file manager) to view the USB device and, Lo and Behold, your "supposedly hidden/encrypted" files are easily viewed and accessable for copying/editing/whatever.

What does this mean?

It means: Anyone who finds your USB device can easily view/copy/edit all your supposedly hidden/encrypted files just as easy as using the mouse AND they don't need the password.

(Since version 5.56, the programmer did partially address this issue, but failed to actually test his work.)

If anyone doesn't agree, simply follow the steps above and become a believer.

(Unfortunately, I paid for this program some time back and probably won't be allowed a refund).

Buyer beware.

osric

osric reviewed v5.5.0 on Mar 20, 2006

Good software, but i prefer the older liter version of it. i dont need so many features. Just locking of folders is enough for me.

Does anyone know of a freeware alternative to this. On the other hand, Microsoft should introduce inbuilt folder locking in Windows that should eliminate the need for this softwares.

bokhylla

bokhylla reviewed v5.3.9 on Mar 11, 2006

It keeps your files safe! It locks out drives! It looks cool! It is groovy! It is really the best! It is fantastic! Coooooool! Björn Lundahl, Göteborg, Sweden

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