Who Uses This Software?

Businesses Indivisuals


Average Ratings

486 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $39.95/one-time/user
  • Pricing Details
    One license = One PC
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • NewSoftwares.net
  • www.newsoftwares.net/
  • Founded 2002
  • Australia

About Folder Lock

Folder Lock lets you password-protect files, folders and drives; encrypt your important files on-the-fly; backup them in real-time; protect portable drives; shred files & drives and clean history. Folder Lock is the most downloaded file-security application with more than 55 million users. It works on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP.


Folder Lock Features

  • Backup Log
  • Backup Scheduling
  • Compression
  • Continuous Backup
  • Encryption
  • Incremental Backup
  • Local Server Options
  • Multiple System Support
  • Remote Server Options
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Web Access / Restoration

Folder Lock Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Great product, lousy customer backup when stuck

Feb 15, 2019
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is unbreakable. Always works. Trust the SOFTWARE totally.

Cons: Quite lengthy learning curve to obtain useful level of competence to use it. If you use it to hide larger size folders and drives, ie. 2gb or more, it takes a very long time to open and let you start working. Probably three to four minute's wait time. Not good when time is off the essence.

Overall: Overall I'd say 50/50 only due to the lousy customer service backup being very unhelpful. Not long after installing my version, I had Folder Lock REALLY hide some folders by making them TOTALLY DISAPPEAR!!! After several emails requesting HELP!! there was no solution forthcoming that worked. (Which was explained in detail in my responses). They did not have a grasp on the severity of my problem and the gravity that went with it. All my sensitive business and private documents and folders were not able to be seen for over two months! I kid you not!! For all the corresponding between the two parties, they really seemed to be quite blaisé and devil-may-care type of attitude. I was ropeable! They even had the audacity to ask me to 'reinstall your Windows operating system' which would have wiped the whole computer's data, including that which was 'hidden'. The only way out in the end was to take my PC to a professional computer technician, pay a couple of hundred dollars and get the thing working again. Unbelievable lack of concern shown throughout. This whole ordeal left me terribly upset and shaken to be honest. (I still have original emails if needed as proof if needed).

Excellent encryption software, easy and complete

Feb 22, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of Use. this encryption software could not be easier to use. as a physician, and a researcher, who also does reviews and audits for our College, I am completely happy with its ease of use. It is exactly what I was looking for in a product.

Cons: Not strictly a con, but in this day of biometrics I'd like to be able to use my finger-print scanner instead for the password... or a 2 stage security process... this will make things more secure as I'm quite certain people are using easy to remember passwords for their main entry which defeats the purpose...

there are a ton of extra features that I would be interested in using, if there were a video "hot to" circulated to familiarize us with the products....

Overall: Physician: Keep all of my consult dictations in an encrypted folder. easy and great to have all of my consults at my fingertips for rounds etc...

Researcher: have to keep data for 10 years... simple and safe.

Assessor for Medical College: perfect as I receive LARGE folders full to confidential client information that I am to review... and can move all in to an encrypted folder lock folder kept discretely from all of my other folders and can delete it after my report is complete

Exactly what I needed!

Feb 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This program was very easy to install and setup. I like that I can encrypt individual files, and I can create multiple "lockers" that securely store those files. I can erase my Windows "tracks" with one click, and the empty disc space shredder is super-fast! (There will be one temp file that needs to be erased after the shredding operation, but it really works well.) Folder Lock also has a backup/restore function, but I have not used that.

One really cool feature is that you can copy your "locker(s)" to a jump drive, then they are converted to executables so that you can securely take them with you. There are other attributes to the program that I have not used (such as protecting email attachments and password wallets, but those are not the reason that I bought this software.

I purchased this software so that I could securely lock (hide) sensitive files/folders. Folder Lock works perfectly for this. But you must remember your password! If you lose it, you are sunk!! Oh yeah, and probably my favorite feature is that Folder Lock runs in Stealth Mode! It does not show to be running anywhere if you set it up that way!

I am super-satisfied with this program (and its sister program USB Lock! They are both worth every cent I spent on them!

Cons: The only con would be that it is difficult to find Folder Lock in stealth mode if your secret key combination does not work for whatever reason. (I think I run into this if it has been a couple of days or more since I have called the program up.)

FOLDER LOCK IS SOLID AS A ROCK!

Feb 22, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The best thing about Folder Lock is that it works consistently and does not create other operating system issues. I have had to stop using many encryption systems because their presence results in system hang ups and system lock ups.

Cons: I think the graphical interface coukd be ergonomically improved to save screen space, but this is a sideline marginal improvement to the bug free package that it is. If anything an expansion of transportability would be welcomed for ease of encrypting files for email attachments and flash drive carrying.

Overall: It's the first encryption package that has stayed installed on my systems for more than a year, and continues to be used on a daily basis in my operation. Also, when I purchased the package it continues to work and it's mine, no continuous scams or attempts to get me into a registration renewal fee or membership. No company or it's ownership is perpetual, we can't invest in using an encryption package that may someday become obsolete. With Folder Lock we are confident that a decade from now we will be able to decrypt archived files because we have control and ownership of the encryption package.

Bernard's review

Feb 15, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The version 7 is easy to use and clear. The French version that I am using is perfect( with regard to the language).

I do not use all the topics offered by the software; just the file encryption topic, however, I intend to explore the other topics as well.

Cons: 1. Sometimes, an open locker cannot be closed by the main Folder Lock window and the directory where the unlocked files are placed cannot be closed;

2. The portable Folfer Lock execution file automatically placed in an USB key does not seem working properly

3. The two above points were not observed with the versions 6.xx of the software

Overall: I used Folder Lock to protect my files at the office and at home, however, being now retired, I am using it for my personal use at home. The risk of having the files leaving home is nonexistent now, and I do not know if an outside hacker can access the lockers both when opened and closed.

In overall, I always had very good support from the Folder Lock team in the past and I thank you them for their appreciated help at that time.

Easy File and Folder Encryption

Feb 23, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the fact that I can easily create a secure file which can then be mounted as a drive, and that I can easily back up that secure file. Once this file is created and mounted as a drive it can be opened (encrypted) and closed (encrypted) with all the files I like to protect. I like the companion file that allows me to use my encrypted File to mount it on a machine that does not have Folder Lock installed.

Cons: This software is easy to use but some selections are a bit confusing before you start a new Encrypted File Container. I am also concerned about some of my older folders as I am a long time user and Windows 10 and beyond Backward Compatibility. I am not very confident in the Lock Folder Protect Feature as I know how to beat this protection and hence it has very little utility to me, and I have very little confidence in this level of protection. Useful for files not that sensitive but not very secure.

Overall: Overall I have enjoyed Folder Lock. I am a keen user and I would easily recommend it to others. I must say that I find the selection of various products very confusing in terms of how the compare to each other. At this time I am of the opinion that Folder Lock is the Flagship Product among the various Desktop Applications offered by NewSoftwares.net

Folder Lock

Feb 19, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: One of the features I like is being able to hide your folders. Another feature I use a lot is wiping out the harddrive. It usually frees up the spaces on my computer. I think it's helping to speed up the computer if you have deleted files hanging around in your drive.

Cons: I'm using the latest version. I get that Windows 10 message about using FAT file or something. Not sure if this means my files are not as secured anymore if I'm using NTFS hard drive. This part is the only one I'm uncleared about when I lock and unlock my folders.

Overall: I've used this software for a few years and always purchase the upgrade. I have Windows 7, and regarding that Windows 10 message, I don't know if it's any less secure when I hide my files using NTFS formatted drive. That's my only concern if I end up switching to Windows 10. Otherwise, I really like using this product to hide stuff like tax documents or other stuff with private information.

Excellent Reliable

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Easy to use, very simple user interface. Easy to select which files to lock. If you are accidentally in Cap Lock mode, it will inform you so that you don't have to retype the password. Customer service is superb and helped me resolve registration issues when I had to reinstall the OS

Cons: You have to disable it and move your files out if you need to do system restore. Otherwise it will prevent the restore. Although ehen a file is licked its supposed to be invisible, you can still see the name of the file in app specifi directory trees. You can't access it, but you can see it. Then if you go to the D drive directory, you will notice its not there. That alerts that you are hiding something to an intruder.

Overall: Privacy and access to certain files are guaranteed. It's not possible for anyone to tamper with any files.

secure folders

Feb 15, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I have been using this software for years. And when I changed computers and had to reload Folderlock onto the new computer, support came quickly to the rescue. Another feature I like is that FolderLock automatically locks a folder if the machine happens to be shutdown while my folders are open. This might happen during an automatic update and reboot.

Cons: In a previous version I wound up one day with files added to my folders, files that had very strange, computer-language characters, and they weren't executable or "deletable". When I reloaded on another machine, they disappeared. No adverse impact; just puzzling.

Overall: As one who used to file insurance claims for doctors, I needed secure folder availability to comply with federal law. FolderLock gives me that.

Good, solid security at a reasonable cost

Feb 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Initially some issues, mostly due to updates and feature changes and bugs attributed to Windows10 Pro updates. I am a Windows troubleshooter. I was able to workaround most issues until Windows10 finally became somewhat, or should I say, more stable. Haven't had any issues since 10/18. Software is now working as designed and performing well on HDs, SSDs USBs and NAS. No problems and No data loss. Can't say I got any help from Tech support. I am pretty self sufficient on computers, but I bought the software from Amazon. I never expect a lot from free stuff but when I spend money I expect things to work. Folder Locker Does work with the current updated Windows Pro version. Keep it current and its smooth running.

Cons: As with most software issues you have to make sure you recognize the source of the issue. If a problem is found I had to sometime realize I had to wait for an update from Microsoft to fix the bug or for another software update. Caused by security issues and software companies trying to keep up.

Overall: I work in Healthcare Cyber Security. My first line of defense is to stop invasion. My second line is to make certain all data is securely encrypted against any invasion. If anyone manages to get to my data I want it to be useless to them. Folder Locker does the job in trained hands.

Folderlock is awesome

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: 1. Easy to download and set up

2. Easy to use on a daily basis

3. 2-layer protection, password and encryption key

4. Easy to move to another computer. Simply download the software and use the same password and encryption key.

5. Never had any problem with files being encrypted or decrypted except as noted in the Cons.

Cons: There is some conflict with my operating system that will close Folderlock when in sleep mode. Not sure of the cause because it isn't that much of a problem and I have never researched. If I have open files, I need to open Folderlock and SAVE autorecovered files. Its rare and not a big deal.

Overall: My clients require that I maintain encrypted files on my laptop or portable media. Folderlock exceeds their requirements.

Want security? They've got a lock on it!

Mar 27, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Setup is easy and intuitive. Windows File Explorer is running in the background so locating files and folders to secure is easy to do. Most tasks are performed with a single click making the product easy to use. Folder Lock is bullet proof security for your data.

Cons: This isn't exactly a "con," but for me personally using multiple hard drives, it can be easy to forget what folders I've locked until I try to save to a particular folder.

Overall: I'm somewhat anal about protecting my business files. Folder Lock gives me that extra level of security. I protect my network with physical and software firewalls, on the off chance that someone is able to penetrate my defense, Folder Lock provides an extra level of security by encrypting and then locking down selected directories.

Never have to worry about what others might see again!

Mar 11, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: This software is great! I store all of my financial documents here along with personal letters, pictures, etc. ~ I also like that I can hide the fact that I even have this program on my computer and I can pull it up by using hot keys. My computer is password protected, but sometimes other people end up using my computer for a bit so it's nice to know there is nothing snooping eyes might uncover. It's also nice to know that if my computer is hacked, my financial information is safe.

Cons: This is so minor in comparison to the advantages; I wish I could upload multiple documents vs. one document at a time. Since I do have to do it one at a time, it would be nice if when I am uploading multiple documents from the same folder, the software would default to the last visited folder as an upload location so I don't have to keep re-navigating to that folder over and over again.

Overall: My overall experience with Folder Lock has been outstanding. This software is simple to use, reliable, and I have peace of mind knowing my private and valuable documents are safely "locked away."

Kudos from a computer professional

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: A professional support technician with 400 customers, I recognize the need for some folders on a home PC to be locked against prying eyes. Email... documents... financial information... They're generally wide open to your computer tech or anyone else with access to your PC, but should they be? As a computer tech, I fix Windows PCs, but- just in case- I have and use Folder Lock to protect sensitive information like my Client List complete with their email addresses and passwords. I wouldn't be without it. Folder Lock security is just slightly less important to me than my heartbeat.

Cons: No "Cons." It just works as it's supposed to work.

Love it with Exceptions

Feb 22, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ability to have a hidden/locked folder for company financial files as I travel about the county

Cons: The one frustrating thing about this program is that most times I cannot lock the folder once it is open. Sometimes a reboot won't even solve the issue, then the next reboot or shutdown/startup, the locker will be closed and locked. I will also get several error log files showing in my locked folder, which at this moment, I have six. I've sent these in before, but now I just delete them.

Overall: Overall, I do like the program. It's easy to use, but I'd love the option, if possible, to set a default Drive Letter for my locked folder so that you don't have to keep selecting it each time.

Folder Lock has worked for me as advertised.

Feb 26, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I have used Folder Lock for many years. Folder Lock has been seamless in all aspects as advertised. It provides me with a quick easy solution to securing any information I wish store. I like the fact I have a portion of my hard drive locked with Folder Lock. I only need to unlock it in the morning and it functions as a normal disk partition and or directory. I find it easy to transfer secure files to portable devices and maintain the security. For me Folder Lock has been an valuable and affordable addition to my security measures.

Cons: I really don't have any complainants. When I fist installed it I used two different passwords. One to change administration settings and one to open Folder Lock. After installing it I had no reason to change the way it functions and had to scramble to remember the administrator password.

Overall: It solved my problem of how to quickly and easily secure data files both on a temporary and permanent basis.

Folder Lock v 7.7.6 review

Feb 25, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: Offers a real good variety of options to secure my data. Encrypt files and Protect USB are what I favor most.

Cons: FL seems to get confused when I have both an encrypted file open and a protected USB device open. Sometimes when I close all related folders, and then try to close the locker, FL won't close the remaining locker. When I X-out of FL, it does prompt me with a warning, followed by it closing the locker. Then, when I try to eject my USB thumb drive, Windows tells me it's still open.

Also, I'd like a local back-up locker option.

Overall: Encrypting my personal financial documents.

Reliable tool for keeping your files secured

Feb 16, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Very easy to use, user friendly

During the years called a couple of times to support desk, they helped very quickly

Been relying on it during many years, never had a real issue

Cons: Just one thing that sometimes causes a problem within Encrypted folders: sometimes the virtual drive can not be closed for some reason. The message states "files in use" but I am 100% sure not one file is in use at that time. No real issue, resolves itself after some time.

Overall: I have to secure quite some files because of confidentiality clauses and Folder Lock is doing just that for me in a very easy and reliable manner.

Great Product

Feb 12, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I have been using Folder Lock for some years now snd has never let me down. I had an occasion to contact customer support once and they resolved the issue very quickly for me. It gives me peace of mind knowing the locked folders won't be seen by anyone but me.

Cons: What is not to like? It is very functional and easy to use. Nothing about this I don't like.

Overall: I have my own business and when I have to be out and away from my computer I know my files are safely locked from potential prying eyes. I totally recommend getting Folder Lock if you want important files safe

Folder Lock user for past 6 years

Mar 01, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Software is easy to use and has military grade encryption. What I like best is the customer service that I will give 11 stars if possible - they have helped me transition folder lock over 3 computers over last 6 years without any issues.

Cons: The last transition to Windows 10 has been giving some warning about some Fat 32 file system issue. However I think this an be solved once I contact customer support. I don't care because it still encrypts the file as needed.

Overall: I use Folder lock to store documents and certificates.

In today's world extra security is need on ALL your important information. Folder Lock Does it!

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software is easy to install and fairly easy to use. We have encrypted all our sensitive data. With Folder Lock even if someone gains access to your computer they cannot compromise your data and information that is locked within Folder Lock.

Cons: It is somewhat inconvenient to have to log into the folder every time you want to get your information. (Once a day if you choose that. We lock ours after every use) But in actuality it is a small price to pay for security.

Overall: We have secured our information that otherwise would have been exposed during a breach in security and even while technicians log into your computer to help with software issues. With Folder Lock everything remains secure until you need it.

Reliable and user friendly software for day to day usage

Feb 28, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: User friendly interface. Useful two level passwords (general lock and locked files). Stable locking-unlocking function. Can lock all kinds of files. Great exportable wallet function. Super reactive customer service.

Cons: The whole wallet can close easily but sometimes it is not possible to close the locker inside due to interference with other applications like VPN, outlook etc....A bit frustrating. But at least the whole wallet can be closed.

Overall: I am confident using Folder Lock to protect all my sensitive documents and passwords.

Folder Lock is perfect for work and home

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The best thing about folder lock is that it is so easy to protect your information you actually do it; and the protection is so strong.

Cons: It is not as easy to move encrypted files to various computers as it is to move regular files.

Overall: I originally bought folder lock to protect data and personal information for work-related files. It was so easy to use I now protect personal and financial information at home too. When I replaced several computers I needed help to move the licenses and files, folder lock provided the required information immediately and the process worked perfectly.

Secure for your worth

Feb 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This software adds two to three layers of password security and encryption to our company files. We secure customer credit card information, employee personal information, other personal files with only two clicks. This is worth it!

Cons: Write down the passwords somewhere, if you forget a digit or letter you cannot get in. It's super good, but super bad if you contract amnesia somehow...

Overall: Our credit cards are all secure now! I can tell my customers, honestly, that their information is secured by three plus levels of password security

Excellent and user friendly

Feb 24, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Excellent and user friendly. It is extremely easy to use in general. The support is helpful and active. Fast reply and helping with everything.

Easy to use on other PC even without license and software installation.

Cons: The license can be active only at 1 PC. So I had to decide between my 2 laptop and PC.

Overall: I use it for mainly personal reasons. However I could protect my work related files as well easily.

Happy and satisfied with folderlock. Straight forward and so far NO annoying feature or function. Everything is easy to use and user friendly

A great programme to protect folders from access.

Feb 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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Pros: I've used Folder Lock for quite a few years & whilst I only use it very occasionally I completely trust the security it offers. I store folders that I prefer others can't access on an external drive, I'm not sure if I could access these files should I use the external drive on another computer without installing the software first but believe this is an option as I used Folder Lock many years back to encrypt DVDs with a password, this worked well.

Cons: I did for a while get a nag screen saying the programme was not registered, (it is fully legal) but this stopped occurring some time back so no complains! It may have related to temporary loss of an Internet connection?

Overall: I'm just a simple home user, but like most users I do have some files that I like to keep private & not accessible to others (especially if I were to die). Folder Lock does exactly what I want!

Best Encryption Software

Mar 01, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: What I liked most about this software: 1) This is not a subscription. 2) Offers online backup service. 3) Simple to use. 4) Makes encrypted file portable for use on CD or USB by making the encrypted file a .exe. 5) Can encrypt email attachments safely & easily. 6) Owners manual is a couple pages not a novel. 7) Requires no Advanced knowledge when delving into encryption. 8) Offers a backdoor-that you can close if you choose. 9) Offers a simpler manner of protection where you can just "Lock & Hide" files (if you have multiple users) instead of encrypting them. 10) Offers an on-screen keyboard to enter software password, bypassing any key-loggers. 11) Offers Encrypted Wallets that can be used for storing passwords and critical information to specific accounts. 12) Encryption is fast and information is not all batch unencrypted. 13) and its dang cheap!

Cons: What I disliked about this software: 1) Does not have the ability to encrypt Email, only attachments. 2) Does not have a password generator or Log-in feature for websites. Neither of which are deal-breakers. In-all most large companies will encrypt email attachments in the same fashion. The crux is relaying the password to the recipient-beyond that its perfect. The password generator is easily overcome also.

Overall: This software offers another level of protection for very critical information that otherwise would be exposed. The Customer Service is prompt to respond to questions I had prior to buying and just as quick to respond after I bought. Thank you!

simple but effective way to lock files and pictures

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: It's easy to use, and it doesn't require any connectivity to the internet once you set it up. I feel secure knowing files aren't floating around in the cloud somewhere.

Cons: There's a slight glitch sometimes when closing the locker, wherein if a certain window pops open, you can't get the program to close without using the task manager to end Folder Lock. This happens rarely, however, and I'm sure it's partly due to operator error.

Overall: I use Folder Lock to secure a document containing all my passwords and logins for various systems and programs. I also use it to hide Christmas lists and other documents from my young daughter, who uses my computer and could stumble upon info about the veracity of Santa Claus, Elf on the Shelf, etc. It also holds sensitive records with protected information (social security numbers, health information, etc.). Finally, there are photos that I want to keep private and secure, so those are in Folder Lock too.

Great Product!

Feb 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This software is very easy to set up and use, and best of all, it gives me the peace of mind that our sensitive files are being properly secured.

Cons: There really aren't any down sides to this software, it's easy to use, affordable, and works well. I have been using Folder Lock since 2013 and there are no complaints here!

Overall: Between HIPAA and the increased risk of cyber attacks, this software really gives us the peace of mind that our sensitive data is being properly secured and protected. And it's nice that it's so easy to use!

Limitations of Folderlock

Feb 27, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Its one of the best around.

It is very secure with facilities for multiple lockers for different purposes'

Its easy to use and reliable.

Cons: The instructions are inadequate and I can't puzzle out some of the features and what they do. A more detailed instrutio cvatalogue on each feature and how to use it is desperately necessary'

I had great problems synching it with android and the andoid version does not work properly ( See my review in playstore

Overall: Its OK on the PC, but not so good ih android

Using Folder Lock Every Day

Feb 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I use Folder Lock to protect my tax forms, important papers, and different account passwords, especially for banks and investments. I use is every day. A couple of years ago I had someone invade my old computer with Folder Lock and they didn't get into the protected folder. In fact the guy who fixed the computer didn't even know it was on my computer.

Cons: It work very well for me. I can't think of any cons.

Overall: For me it is all about security for my sensitive documents.

Simply Works

Feb 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It just works as advertised. It's super-easy to create and use protected folders as well as work with the files within them.

Cons: Way back when I first started using it, there were some issues, but these have all been resolved to my knowledge and in my experience.

Overall: My main use is protecting customer data and files that I create on my local system and in the cloud (everything is actually stored on Microsoft OneDrive). To this end, I've never had an issue and feel confident that my customer's data is well protected.

Awesome version 6

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: In order: The ease of use, the speed, the service of NewSoftwares, te ease of installation

Cons: Version 7: It is a bit more complicated. That's why I do not use version 7 so often

I still use version 6, but on Windows 7 - it is not compatible wit Windows 10

Overall: I can easily start and stop the program, so it is, for the extra layer of security, no hussle to do so. I use it for all files I want to keep secret from peeeing eyes.

I am sure FolderLock is secure, because it needs only a single confession to break this company

Review for FolderLock

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I love how easy the software is to use and how it encrypts your lockers. I use FolderLock to store all my randomly generated passwords so I never have to worry about remembering them. It is a great software with a non-expensive price.

Cons: There are a couple of things, when I first installed FolderLock it would cause my computer to crash whenever I created a new locker, this was fixed though by just uninstalling and reinstalling again. Another thing is that I wish the mobile version of FolderLock also encrypts data, it does not unfortunately (told by support).

Overall: Overall I've had good experiences with FolderLock, all the problems I had can be solved. The support is definitely slow to get an answer if you email them. I would suggest to just send them a message on Facebook as they reply a lot quicker though there.

Great software for accountants

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I love the ease of locking down my client data drive, it gives me the confidence of additional security. I also use their flash drive lock software, so I don't have to worry about someone stealing data, should I loose my flash drive.

Cons: Customer service is a bit lacking, I can only hope it gets better.

Overall: I am able to lock down my clients sensitive data and know that I can unlock the drive work on my clients, and then lock it back down again in a mouse click. Simple, Easy, SECURE

Folder Lock Reviews

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This software is very reliable and extremely secure. It has very good features likes locking portable USB drives and USB external hard disks. It also has additional features like encryption which is more secure than just to lock a folder or drive and no one can access the data without the password.

Cons: This software may not work very well with older versions of Windows like Windows 7 but it works very well with Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

Simple File Security

Mar 27, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Adds a simple but effective layer of data protection by making the files invisible unless you crack Folder Lock, which we haven't seen.

Cons: Thus far I have yet to have a negative experience with any aspect of this software and we've been using it now for several years.

Overall: Securing client, employee and vendor information is a big deal for any business. For a small business it needs to be done in an effective but affordable method. Folder Lock accomplishes that beautifully and effectively.

Folder Lock review

Feb 26, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: works well at hiding files when in lock mode

easy to turn on locking and turn off locking

Cons: encrypt files sometimes claims program still running when no other programs are running, makes it

difficult to turn off.

you charge for encrypting usb and accessory hard disks. Veracrypt does it for free and very well.

Overall: It works well most of the time.

I have had to uninstall and reinstall 1 x when i tried to lock files, and the files were reported as locked, but were not not locked.

Overall good product, one major flaw

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: In all the years using this software, I don't think it has ever crashed or locked up. The interface is simple (although it deviates slightly from some of the Windows standards, i.e. the "Minimize" and "Restore" icons in the upper right). It is fast to open and close.

Cons: The way the software updates the locked folder doesn't trigger an "update" flag, so Windows (and third-party products) don't know that the file has changed. This is a problem because neither the OneDrive nor Google Drive products re-sync the file after the folder is closed. This means that I have to do a manual backup. I reached out to Folder Lock tech support twice about this issue and they did not offer a solution.

Overall: Overall a good product and one I am happy with. If the "update" flag issue was resolved, I would give this a "10".

Keep your files secure

Feb 16, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: easy to compartmentalize secure files in a locked section of your hard-drive. can create multiple categories of secured data allowing access by password only to the compartment of data you wish to share with others. As others use my laptop for assigned tasks, I feel secure that they have no access to the files I put in folder lock

Cons: Got to remember your passwords or you may be locked out of your own data.

My experience with FL

Feb 23, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: It does what it is supposed to do. Easy to use.

Cons: When I using it FL wipes my custom Quick Access items. I had to save them and I must use a batch file to restore them whenever I use FL.

Also when files in a protected folder are already in use (e.g. playlist files in a player) FL does not block the player to use those files when "Protection (On)" is set.

Also it would be great if FL cleared the traces of files in protected folders from e.g. ccleaner, w10 timeline etc.

Windows Explorer is known to restart itself sometimes for whatsoever reasons. It's not a big deal but if so FL cannot be restarted only if computer is restarted.

Overall: Basically I wouldn't use software like FL, but the EU regulation of data protection known as the mighty GDPR, forces our office to use a locker like FL.

This is what you want if you care about data security

Feb 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Given that hacking is a risk, and that intrusion can pose a true issue for data sensitive personal and business exposure, a way to securely lock your sensitive data is a real value. This program is brilliant in design and use ~ a total solution to an otherwise unsolvable dilemma regarding data security issues

Cons: I can't see any issues with the design or use of this application... it's truly a brilliant program.

NewSotfwares.Net - Folder Lock 7

Mar 01, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: What I like most about Folder Lock 7 is the ability to securely set-up my Locker exactly where I want it. Whether it be on a Network drive or a Local drive...it works...securely! In addition, once Folder Locker 7 is unlocked, it can be opened in a variant of "Map drives" as Read-Write or Read Only.

Cons: What I least like about Folder Lock 7 is that all the information stored can easily be deleted by any user; unless an administrative password is set in active directory or folder properties. I believe this security feature should have been integrated into Folder Locker 7 during it development phase or provided as an update.

Overall: My overall experience with Folder Lock 7 as been an user friendly one for all my PC's since 2014. YES, I would personally recommend this NewSotfwares.Net application for professional and personal use of sensitive information.

Folder Lock review

Feb 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Very easy to use and very affordable. I like the peace of mind knowing this is a highly secure product for client information.

Cons: Customer support is rough because you can't call them with questions. All correspondence is via email that can take a day or two for responses that did not always address my issue.

Overall: I use folder lock for client files and personal information that I want kept confidential. I am happy with the product and you can't beat the cost.

Very Happy and satisfied

Feb 22, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It is simple and easy to use. It actually does what it claims and does it easily and reliably. It is so silent, hidden, that I often forget it is there and I can't find files or folders that I know exist. Then, oh, I remember folder lock and with a few key strokes my hidden/locked files/folders are accessible. I keep all personal, private, confidential info under Folder Lock and it is so secure that even I cannot find and access it until I remember that Folder Lock has it. It allowed me to use my own randomly generated pass key to easily open and lock Folder Lock. It has worked well and confidently for me. I am most happy with it.

Cons: It works so well and is so invisible that I regularly forget it is there. Then I cannot find things that I know should exist. Then oops, I remember Folder Lock and upon easy access, what I want is now available. It is like a security guard that is so discrete and silent that you forget he/she is always nearby.

Overall: I use it only for personal home use. I keep all personal ID and financial and legal matters in Folder Lock. I feel more safe and confident with this service on my PC.

Strong and easy-to-use encryption

Feb 15, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Using a simple keyboard shortcut, you can have it entirely invisible to anyone whom accesses your computer. You can easily configure it to require very strong password protections and ways to auto-shred everything if someone tries to access it without authorization.

Cons: I really do not have any complaints about it.

Overall: It is tried and true. I had a forensics expert try to access the Folder Lock content and he was not able to do so.

A reliable solution for security of my Data

Feb 26, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This software was the solution to solve a problem with nosy persons by providing me with less files available at anytime on my PCs.I can work on this drive without leaving an unlocked copy anywhere.

Cons: Would have liked to receive upgrades more frequently to keep it up to date.

Very hard to re-install when having to re configure a change of PC software.

Overall: Company results and projects are safe and distribution is controlled.

Well done....

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I like the ease of use, and the fact that I am able to put things in a secure folder.

Cons: There is nothing con about this program as it is perfect.

Overall: I can store confidential information and have it right at hand, and only I can access the folder. Things like ownership of property, income and expenses, net worth etc. are easy at hand and triple locked. First, I have a lock on my iphone, secondly, there is one level of security, then the last password protected file which suits me fine.

Lock Folder

Feb 28, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: There are lots of cool new features in Lock folders and it will do what it's designed for your important documents . This product works as described

Cons: I think every time the window releases a major update. Lock folder stops some of it's functionalities

Overall: So far i am happy but I feel like there should be improvements towards Quick Access folders. Every time the lock folder locks its self Everything disappears from the Quick Access. Kind of Annoying

Serves the Main Purpose of the Software Very Well

Feb 26, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: The ease to use.

It is very easy to lock the folders and get those back.

I frequently use this and it has helped me a lot.

Cons: Sometimes, when I tried to lock a new folder, it didn't lock (or hide) at the first attempt.

In some cases, I had to try for many times redoing it.

Sometimes, it automatically hid after several days.

Overall: I mainly use this software for lock folders with my private data. Up to now, it has served my purpose very well.