Folder Lock

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If you are in need of a fully-featured solution for keeping every last one of your files locked and encrypted, while also maintaining an automated online backup in real time of these encrypted files, then Folder Lock could be the one for you. The program also features portable security that’s ideal for USB stick drives plus CDs and DVDs. The award winning Folder Lock enables users to lock up drives, folders, and files, along with saving their personal data in digital Wallets. Furthermore, it is easy as pie to shred unwanted files and cleanse the Windows History on your computer.

Folder Lock boasts AES encryption “on the fly” to 256-bit standard. It also syncs files that have been encrypted – to a corresponding online backup. There’s no need for you to manually backup or decrypt any files. You have the ability to restore a file at all times and using any PC. Lockers are easily turned into executables by means of a feature called ‘Protect USB/CD’. This means you can keep encrypted files with you wherever you may wander using USB sticks or writable DVD and CD discs. Alternatively, you can convert any folder or file into an encrypted ZIP file if you wish to send it as an email attachment.

If you would like to protect files without having to go to the trouble of encrypting them, your best option is to lock up the drives, folders, and files on your computer in order to restrict their visibility and accessibility. You can even make Encrypted Wallets in order to save vital personal data concerning things like banking accounts or credit cards. Shredding folders and files, or even entire drives, is ever so easy. The program also makes it simple to sweep clean your history of Windows usage. In addition, Folder Lock has a raft of extra security settings. Password security can be set up, plus it is very simple to restrict other users’ access to the various sections of the program by means of an administrator’s master password. The administrator has the privilege of running the software in stealth mode. This software also makes it possible to stop hackers in their tracks, and the administrator can monitor failed attempts to enter incorrect passwords, via the logs the program keeps. Folder Lock functions flawlessly in all Windows versions from XP to Windows 7, whether they are 32-bit or 64-bit.

New in Version 7.1.8: Fixed an issue affecting compatibility with Microsoft Windows 8 (only the 32-bit version).

Operating System:  Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows Server 2008

Limitations:  30-use trial

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Last updated May 11, 2014

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