Who is this service for?

Businesses Indivisuals

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.

Average rating 4.6/5

Total score
4.6
“Ease of use
4.6
User support
4.5
Features
4.4

Product details

Starting price:

1usd / per month
more about prices

Free version:

Yes

Free trial:

Yes, get demo

Desktop & Mobile Platforms:

Mac

Windows

App - Android

App - IOS

Training:

Documentation

Online

Support:

Working hours

Online

Software Developer

NewSoftwares
http://www.newsoftwares.net/
Set up in 2002
Australia

Features

Access Control
Access Controls/Permissions
Anti Spam
Anti Virus
Application Encryption
Audit Trail
Backup and Recovery
Backup Log
Backup Scheduling
Cloud Encryption
Compliance Management
Compression
Continuous Backup
Data Security
Disk Encryption

Encryption
File Encryption
Financial Data Protection
Incident Management
Incremental Backup
Key Management
Local Server Options
Maintenance Scheduling
Multiple System Support
Network Security
P2P Encryption
Password Management
Policy Management
Real Time Monitoring
Remote Server Options
Secure Data Storage
Threat Response
Tokenization
Virus Definition Update
Vulnerability Protection
Web Access / Restoration

Alternatives Folder Lock


R
Rob B.

«Folder Lock - Secure your File System»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

I think the software is cool because: 1. It has a lot of features - for me one of the most powerful are folder locking, folder hiding, encrypting your entire drives, even encrypting and protecting your flash-drives. 2. The program can destroy your files which you want not to be recoverable. 3. There is an option to archive your files on secure cloud servers where you can access your files from everywhere. 4. The app can work as a background process and no one will understand it is working. 5. All the management of your folders, encrypted drives or USBs are in one place which I think is very intuitive and you can easily work and manage them. Of course, when you start the app you cannot access it without entering your strong password. 6. The encrypting is 256 bit which for my knowledge is very hard to be broken and decrypted. Most programs work with 128 bit, so this one supports dobule more security. 7. Finally, one powerfull feature for me is that it can clear all your history - either browser or even your windows history and clipboard copies. For me, at this dynamic days, you frequently forget to clear some browsing history which decreases your privacy but with that program, you won't forget and you will clear everything with just one click.

Drawbacks:

Through my use, I did not find any difficulties using the program. I think it is easy to use, easy to manage all your private things and you can feel comfortable for protecting your files. Of course, you cannot always be 100 % secured but it is your responsibility to take small care of how you protect yourself. So this program is cool for those people who want to prevent them from stealing their files.

In sum:

I have been using this program for personal purposes. I needed to protect my files on my personal Laptop. I met my needs with this program. It brings me enough features to protect me even with the free version. Of course, for everyone who wants more, there is a paid version that supports much more. I think the price is very cool for this kind of product and it is worth it. So I pretty recommend the program for all of you that want to be protected at home or even in their business.

September 21, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
C
Chris G.

«Reliable tool for keeping your files secured»

Usability

Support

Features

4

Overall rating

Benefits:

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

Drawbacks:

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.

In sum:

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.

September 18, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
H
Hanna B.

«My own personal virtual vault »

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

Folder Lock comes with a simple user interface that makes it so convenient to operate. Moreover, not only does Folder Lock encrypt folders on the computer but also on the USB drive, this is a huge plus for me.

Drawbacks:

The precious versions were less secure but I do not have any reservations about the recent version. However, the price is a bit expensive for personal use.

In sum:

I use this software for my personal benefit as well as our office operations as it provides for an extra layer of protection for sensitive information. And through the USB encryption feature, I have used it to protect company files on occasion I had to lend my USB drive to a friend.

August 31, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
B
Barney R.

«Folderlock is awesome»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

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.

Drawbacks:

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.

In sum:

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

August 28, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
Y
Yacoub A.

«Excellent Reliable»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

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

Drawbacks:

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.

In sum:

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

August 24, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
K
Kevin C.

«A great programme to protect folders from access.»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

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.

Drawbacks:

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?

In sum:

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!

August 21, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
L
Lauren T.

«Great Product!»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

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.

Drawbacks:

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!

In sum:

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!

August 13, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
J
John W.

«Secure for your worth»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

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!

Drawbacks:

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...

In sum:

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

August 12, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
H
Hugo v.

«Easy File and Folder Encryption»

Usability

Support

Features

3

Overall rating

Benefits:

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.

Drawbacks:

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.

In sum:

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

July 29, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
V
Verified Reviewer

«Complete Secret Solution!»

Usability

Support

Features

4

Overall rating

Benefits:

I like Camouflage mode aka stealth mode!

Drawbacks:

Old User Interface.! buggy navigation. Their license is bit messy! if someone stole your key from you.! it will get blacklisted!

In sum:

Folderlock is an awesome product from Newsoftwares! To be honest, At first I was not sure of this. But the performance and feature blew my mind out! They have may features. Apart from buggy UI, everything is awesome. Personally I like the stealth mode more than anything! Master password is awesome One stop solution for the thing! They have an option to save our USB stick, something like box inside a box. privacy wins with folder load( I've also shredded my files Don't tell anyone)

July 28, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet