Folder Lock is an excellent, comprehensive folder locking program
Program available in: English
Program license: Trial version
Program by: newsoftwaresinc
Works under:Windows Vista / Windows 98 / Windows 2000 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 / Windows 2003 / Windows 95 / Windows XP / Windows ME / Windows 8 / Windows 98 SE / Windows 7 / Windows NT
Folder Lock is a standalone app for Microsoft Windows that makes it easy for users to encrypt files and directories. It partially automates the process of maintaining online backups and can even secure portable drives.
Since it works at the standard abstraction layer, it doesn't matter what sort of underlying file system you have objects stored on. Whether you want to protect files stored on a CD, DVD or USB drive, Folder Lock has the tools you need to ensure absolute security.
In fact, it might be a little too secure for some consumers. Folder Lock offers 256-bit AES on-the-fly encryption of all data coupled with an integrated syncing service. At times, that may actually prove to be too much security for some users. If you were to forget your password, then you wouldn't be able to recover that in most circumstances.
On the other hand, that makes Folder Lock a great tool for the business world. A drive that's encrypted with it will stay that way. If someone were to steal or lose a piece of physical media, then nobody that ended up finding it would ever be able to recover data from it in a reasonable length of time.
Users can also create encrypted wallets with the app, which can help them store personal payment details. Bank account and business card information can be imported into the app securely, so they can be sure that everything they use will remain secure online. Wallets, just like folders, would stay safe even if they were somehow reproduced by an outside party.
- Integrates with File Explorer
- Many different options
- Works with Windows XP and higher
- Simple to use
- Dated interface
- Sometimes hides menu choices
- Can't recover lost passwords
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