Folder Lock

Folder Lock



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Video tutorial & screenshots

  • General Settings
  • Create Wallets
  • Protect USB/CD/DVD
  • Secure Backup
  • Encrypt Files
  • Lock Files
  • Main Window
  • Main window
  • Main window

Editorial review

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Ioana Dumitrescu Senior editor

The following review written by one of the Software Informer contributors applies to version 7.2
Folder Lock is a program that helps you protect your data by locking or encrypting various files. In addition, you can create an online data backup.

The app comes with a clean and pleasant interface that eases your work with the program.
At first, you need to set a master password. This way, no one can access this tool without your permission. Afterwards, you get to the main window which displays the most important features: lock files, encrypt files, secure backup, protect USB/CD, and make wallets.

The first function allows you to select files, folders or drives' and hide them from any other user. The second one has the ability to create a locker. For using this option, you need to set the locker’s name, location, password, type, and size. It acts as a flash disk where you can store any data, up to the maximum size that you have previously set. The third main feature helps you backup your data to some online lockers. This function asks you to create an account and choose the storage space.

When accessing the 'Protect USB/CD' option, the tool enables you to make your locker portable and transfer it to your flash disk or to burn it to a CD/DVD. With the unregistered version, you can create portable lockers with a maximum size of 4 GB. The last feature is an electronic wallet that helps you store your credit card information. Apart from having access to the above mentioned options, you can also shred files or clean your computer’s history.

All in all, this is a helpful program that provides safety to your data, mainly when you share the computer with somebody else and you want to hide some personal information.


  • Sets a master password.
  • Hides files, folders, and drives.
  • Encrypts files by using lockers.
  • Backup option.


  • The 'Secure backup' account requires credit card details.
This software was checked for viruses and was found to be clean. Click here to see antivirus report.

What's new in version 7.3

This update resolved major underlying bugs which were associated with Folder Lock secured backup feature.

What's new in version 7.2

This version includes some important GUI enhancements and fixes a few glitches in secure backup module. This version is fully compatible on all Windows 8 OSes.

What's new in version 7.0

With Folder Lock 7, you can now not only encrypt your data, but also make backups of that data to your exclusive online storage account. The subscription service, when used in conjunction with Folder Lock 7 Encryption feature, offers the greater benefits of a simultaneous, automatic and real-time encryption and backup, providing both secure backup & recovery redundancy and the fastest data protection without the high cost. Your backups are stored online in a remote location, a cloud fully secured via government-grade encryption in a physically secured location.

Your encrypted storages 'Lockers' are now truly dynamic, portable, faster to create, occupy lesser space when created and grow automatically when you add more files. You can now also open your Lockers from network locations and servers and can allow several users to store their data in them at the same time by setting Windows privileges on the mounted drive. You can also open multiple Lockers at the same time to transfer files between them. Furthermore, you can convert your Lockers to encrypted executable files using the 'Protect USB/CD' feature and can keep them in portable drives and access your data without requiring admin privileges and installation on other PC. Folder Lock 7 is better, faster, more feature-rich, user-friendly, and has a better and bigger user interface.

A comprehensive set of security features has made Folder Lock a house hold name. Whether you are concerned with data confidentiality, want to prevent data loss or want to achieve true portable security, with Folder Lock, your data is impenetrable and accessible to you alone, anywhere and anytime!

We are proud to announce a major upgrade of our best-selling product, Folder Lock. Folder Lock 7 now comes with a newer, better and bigger interface. It is now a 7-in-1 data security application that lets you encrypt files, backup online, protect USB / CD, lock files, make wallets, shred files and clean history. Additional features include stealth mode, hack security, application level password security and automatic protection.

What's new in version 6.4

New features include Windows 7 full file system integration and the fact that if the drive crashes or Folder Lock is reinstalled, files will be found and unlocked again.

What's new in version 6.3

Portability feature now supports all types of removable/external storage devices. Stealth Mode is enhanced to work with all 32 and 64 bit OS accurately. Also available in German language now!

What's new in version 6.0

Portability feature now supports all types of removable/external storage devices. Stealth Mode is enhanced to work with all 32 and 64 bit OS accurately. Also available in German language now!

What's new in version 5.8

Works on Windows Vista and all its variants. Now availalbe in five different languges, English, French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch. Folder Lock is the most downloaded file and folder security application on the globe with 5 million downloads to-date.

Publisher's description

Folder Lock is a program that lets you password-protect files, folders and drives. You can encrypt your important files, backup them in real-time, protect USB drives and portable devices, shred files and clean history. You can encrypt your personal files using the 256-bit grade encryption technology.

Latest comments

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  • 11
    hermanlandis 3 months ago

    Best data security software at the moment.

  • 1
    ewardrobin 3 months ago

    The thing I love the most about this software is its dynamic lockers. I don't have to worry about the size of the data that I put in digital lockers because they adjust their size automatically. This is simply amazing!

  • 2
    hermanlandis 3 months ago

    There is absolutely nothing that this software does not offer regarding data security. It offers the fastest encryption, file shredder and even provides protection to the portable data storing devices. According to me, this software is a truly blessing; it is simply a comprehensive data security solution by itself.

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