Folder Lock

Folder Lock

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  • Main Window
  • Settings Window
  • Clean History Function
  • Shred Files Function
  • Make Wallets Section
  • Protect USB/CD Section
  • Secure Backup Section
  • Encrypt Files Section
  • General Settings

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Ricardo Soria Senior editor

The following review written by one of the Software Informer contributors applies to version 7.3
Folder Lock provides you with several strong methods to protect your files and folders. The program allows you to hide them, encrypt them, and to create online backups of them. Moreover, you can also protect your portable media (such as pen drives and CD/DVD discs) and create virtual wallets to keep your credit card, bank account, and personal information safe.

The program offers you a neat and intuitive user interface where all the elements are self-descriptive.
The first time you run the program, it will ask you to define your master password, which is the only one that will grant you access to your protected data from now on. So, it’s very advisable that you keep it in a safe place. Folder Lock offers you a separate section for each one of the functions offered through a tabbed panel. The first one is "Lock Files", and its main function is to allow you to hide your files/folders. You can add new files/folders to the protection list either by using the program's "Add" function or by dragging your files from Windows Explorer.

The second section of the program is "Encrypt Files", and its function is to allow you to create "lockers", which are encrypted containers you can add files to or extract files from. These lockers are encrypted using 256-bit AES technology, so that your files and folders are strongly protected. You need to set up a password for each locker, and when you open one, the program will automatically assign a drive letter to it (e.g., "Z:"), so you can use it as if it were a virtual disc.

Next section is "Secure Backup". It allows you to create backups of your local files and folders on online lockers, though you need to sign up and create an account first to be able to use this service. The "Protect USB/CD" feature allows you to create executable lockers – or make your existing lockers executable – and save them on your portable media. This way, you can carry your sensitive information with you fully encrypted and password-protected.

Finally, the "Make Wallets" section allows you to create virtual wallets, which behave in a similar way than lockers. Wallets are also password-protected and you can open or close them. Once you open a wallet, you can add/remove the information of as many credit cards as you need. From now on, your credit card information will be secure and strongly protected.

Summing up, Folder Lock is a powerful app that provides you with several helpful methods to protect your private and sensitive information. This program uses a very innovative concept when it comes to folder protection – virtual lockers. The program allows you to carry your private information with you in a safe way, and to keep your credit card information secure. Besides all the mentioned above, Folder Lock offers you even more protective functions, such as "Shred Files" (secure file deletion) and "Clean History" (secure deletion of your system usage tracks).


  • Nice user interface.
  • Provides you with five strong ways to protect your files and folders.
  • Encrypts your data using 256-bit AES technology.
  • Allows you to back up your files/folders on online lockers.
  • Allows you to carry your sensitive information with you in a safe way.


  • May not be very suitable for inexpert users.
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What's new in version 7.3

Version 7.3.0 (June, 25th 2014):

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 data leak prevention solution that encrypt & secures your files, while keeping an automatic and real-time backup of encrypted files in the backup cloud. It also offers security for USB drives and CDs/DVDs. Folder Lock is an Anti-Hack Solution that lets you lock files, folders and drives; shred files and clean your Windows History.Works with both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Vista/XP/7/8.1/10. The complete data leak prevention suite.

Folder Lock is the only product that offers military grade 256-bit AES on-the-fly encryption as well as syncing of encrypted files to an online cloud storage. No need to decrypt or manually backup your files. You can later restore files at any time, on any computer. Lockers can also be converted to executables using the 'Protect USB/CD' feature that allows you to keep your encrypted files wherever you go in USB drives or CDs and DVD or convert your files and folders to encrypted ZIP files for email attachments.

Furthermore, if you want to protect your files without encrypting them, you can also lock your files, folders and drives on your PC from access and visibility. You can also create Encrypted Wallets to save personal information like Credit Cards, Bank Accounts and Business Cards. Apart from these amazing features you can also Shred files, folders, drives and empty hard drive space. You can also clean Windows usage history.

Additionally, Folder Lock comes with additional security settings unheard before. You can activate password security and restrict access to different parts of the application using an admin level master password. You can run the application in complete stealth using the Stealth Mode feature. You can also catch and perform actions on repetitive hack attempts and on basis of incorrect password logs and you can set automatic duration based protection for your data security, so you know that your stuff is no longer accessible to anyone else when you're away from your PC.

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    KellyBerner123 20 days ago

    This new design is why I got back into Folder Lock. Great job, guys.

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    Paul Edward Last year

    It is a blessing to have such a feature packed software that too easy to use. Its user friendly interface makes data security such an easy task for people like me. To me, it is the best data security software at the moment.

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    hermanlandis 2 years ago

    Best data security software at the moment.

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