Joe Wainer
Joe WainerUpdated 6 months ago

Folder Lock

Folder Lock is an excellent, comprehensive folder locking program.

If you have folders and files that you'd like to keep private, you should check out Folder Lock. It's not a free app, like My Lockbox, but it does have excellent configuration options and lots of ways of keeping important and private documents away from prying eyes.

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.

What other features are there?

Folder Lock is a really flexible program and offers much more than just locking folders. You can also create virtual encrypted Wallets, for storing things like addresses and bank data, and also back up all of your encrypted data to the cloud. Folder Lock's configuration settings are also comprehensive and, obviously enough, password protected.

Overall opinion

Folder Lock is a great program. There are lots of free folder locking apps out there, but not many have the multiple features and ease of use of this one. Download it and give it a try - we think you'll like it.

Folder Lock is an excellent folder protection app. We heartily recommend it.

Folder lock allows its users to encrypt their files and folders, maintain online backup and secure their portable drives.

Folder Lock is a full suite solution letting you keep your personal files encrypted and locked, while keeping an automatic and real-time backup of encrypted files to an online storage. It also offers portable security for USB drives and CDs/DVDs. Folder Lock also lets you lock files, folders and drives; save your personal information in Wallets; shred files and clean your Windows History. Folder Lock offers 256-bit AES on-the-fly encryption as well as syncing of encrypted files to an online 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. 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. Folder Lock works under all flavors of 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP and later.


  • Windows Explorer integration
  • Loads of lockable options
  • Nice wallet feature
  • Good extras, like back up and shred


  • Ugly interface

Also available in other platforms

Program available in other languages

Folder Lock for PC

  • Trial version

  • In English
  • V 7.8.9
  • 3.6


User reviews about Folder Lock

  • paduma thero

    by paduma thero

    very good folder lock i like this folder lock so match pleace

  • Ravinder Panghal

    by Ravinder Panghal

    sir its work realy good but I have secure my folder about 1 year ago. but suddenly application deleted and now I can't backup my file please help. Fil More

  • Basit Mahar

    by Basit Mahar

    it is very good and it is very easy it is splendid i like it

  • Islam Didar

    by Islam Didar

    not sequre in my laptop folder/ my need application pr Cons: relly

  • D.H. Apu

    by D.H. Apu

    Very nice this !.
    It's very important to me.
    so thank you for providing this ?

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    its best.
    it is very nice and good with appropriate safty locker which helps me very much for further processing


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