Folder Lock 7.6.9

Folder Lock 7.6.9

Reviewed by Gary Oldwood on - Version tested: 7.0.6

"Encrpyt, Secure & Hide Your Data."

Overview

Folder Lock is a complete solution that will protect your files by encrypting and locking them with reliable methods, as well as by keeping a real-time backup of them to an online storage for restoring them later, on any computer. If you want to securely erase all traces of files, this program can take care of that too as it is capable of deleting files, folders and even drives, making them unrecoverable. Many other features are included in this shareware that will keep your data safe from any intruder.

Installation

Very easy and quick installation, without any special requirements or settings. The only thing you need is a Windows XP, Vista or 7 operating system (either 32 or 64-bit version).

Interface

The interface is particularly user friendly, as it has a simplistic design and 3D graphics for all the buttons, making it more attractive. On the left you have a list with all the main features and whenever you choose one the central area of the window changes accordingly, instead of opening a new window or changing the whole layout. This list consists of the following features: Lock Files, Encrypt Files, Protect USB/CD, Backup Online and Make Wallets. At the top there is a toolbar where you can find some extra tools, the settings window and a help menu.

Pros

The encryption feature is extremely powerful, if you take into consideration that it uses 256-bit on-the-fly military grade encryption technology. It is highly unlikeable that this kind of encryption can be cracked easily so you can rest assured that all your files will be intact if you choose to secure them this way.

If you want to take your files with you in a USB flash disc, a CD or an external hard drive, you can do so by converting them to portable Lockers, which are executables that contain the data of all your files. You don’t have to install Folder Lock on a computer to access those files nor have admin rights, the only thing you have to do is input the correct password.

When you can’t carry your files with you, Folder Lock can store them online and keep them synchronized by monitoring your computer for any changes. The data is encrypted at both ends, your computer and the online storage, meaning that without the correct password the data is not vulnerable from either side. Restoring the files you backed up is just as easy, you just need to click the Restore Locker button located at the top menu, enter the password and the process will start.

Finally, by using the Make Wallets feature you have the ability to save sensitive information like passwords or credit card details in specific forms. There are preset forms for different card types, such as Credit Card, Bank Account, License, Passport and many others but apart from the default boxes that each form contains there are also custom boxes for any additional information. Confidential information that does not fit in any of the standard card types can be saved in the general purpose form which has custom boxes only.

Cons

Not an actual minus but be aware that the Backup Online feature does not come with a free package at all and you'll have to pay depending on the size of the online storage you want. 30-day trials are available but there is a monthly cost afterwards unless you decide to stop that service.

Alternatives

Axcrypt is an open source software for Windows that lets you easily encrypt files. It is very simple, but compared to Folder Lock it has limited features. Similarly, My Lockbox is a lightweight and trustworthy freeware used to password-protect your folders, but not individual files though. Invisible Secrets and OmniHide PRO are also good encrypting options, well worth checking out.

Conclusion

To conclude, Folder Lock is all you need for keeping your data safe. With it you don’t have to worry since its encryption methods are of very high level, eliminating the risk of someone accessing the locked files. This program will keep your security concerns satisfied without a doubt.

Requirements: Pentium 4 or higher running Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 / Vista / XP / Server 2003 / Server 2008.

What's new in this version: Quick encryption along with improved user interface.

Top user review

"A faster version"
by edwardrobin662 on 10 Mar 2015
Rating: (Excellent) for version 7.5.1

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I have been using this software for over a year now,
it's good to have security software to secure my personal data. Thank you for updating and making your product work faster than before, and thank you customer support for keep me update with your product.
Pros
Thank you for update, work much faster than previous version.
Cons
Constant updates works for me.
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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested Folder Lock on 12 May 2017 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • McAfee:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
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