Folder Lock is a great security app that lets you password-protect files, folders, and drives; encrypt your important files on-the-fly, backup files in real-time, protect portable drives, shred files & drives and a clean history.
Folder Lock can password-protect, lock, hide and encrypt any number of files, folders, drives, pictures, and documents in a matter of seconds. The protected files are hidden, cannot be deleted and are also inaccessible and highly secure. It can hide files from kids, friends, and co-workers, and safeguards them from viruses, trojans, worms and spyware It can even protect them from networked PCs or cable users and hackers.
Files can also be protected on USB Flash Drives Memory Sticks, CD-RW, floppies and notebooks. Protection works even if files are moved from one PC to another on a removable disk, without the need to install any software. Folder Lock locks files in Windows, DOS, and even Safe Modes.
How does it work?
Folder Lock gives you several options. Firstly, it’s integrated with Windows Explorer, so if there’s a file or folder you’d like to lock, simply find it and right click. From here, you’ll have the option to lock or shred. If you open the program interface, you’ll have loads more options, including the ability to lock and encrypt files, protect USB sticks, CDs and DVDs and encrypt email attachments.
Features of Folder lock:
- Lock files, folders & drives.
- On the fly encryption.
- Encrypt files & folders.
- Backup files to a secure cloud.
- Protect USB/CD/Emails.
- Make Wallets.
- Shred files.
- Clean History.
- Stealth Mode.
Folder Lock is a well built, flexible application that offers more than just locking down folders. You also have the option to create virtual encrypted Wallets, for storing data such as addresses and bank information. You can also back up all of your encrypted data to the cloud. These configuration settings are comprehensive and password protected for extra security.
Folder Lock also comes with some additional options including Stealth Mode, Hacker Attempt Monitoring, Shred files, AutoLock, Auto Shutdown PC, Lock your PC, Erase PC tracks, 256-bit Blowfish Encryption and Context Menu in Explorer.
Folder Lock is an excellent folder protection application that has Windows Explorer integration, Loads of lockable options and a wallet feature. It also comes with some good extras such as the backup and shred tools. Overall, It is just what you need to secure your data in a simple, albeit ugly, interface.
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