Protected Folder 1.2

Password-protect your folders and files from being seen, read or modified
Protected Folder is a simple-to-use program which enables you to lock and hide your files and folders.

This type of software is ideal if you are sharing your computer with multiple users, since it provides you with a specific level of security.

Upon initialization you are required to set up the program password. The interface is clean and pretty intuitive. Files and folders can be imported into the list by using either the file browser or "drag and drop" method. Batch processing is supported.

Once items have been added to the list, they automatically become locked. In the "Options" area you can configure settings and disable hiding or denying read/write access to the respective files or folders.

In addition, you can change the program password (optionally specify a hint), create an exclusion list, disable the slow slide move and fade effects and change the interface language.

The program takes up a very low quantity of system resources (which is barely noticeable), includes a well-drawn user manual with snapshots for novices and has a very good response time. No errors have occurred during our tests.

The program password is also required if you want to uninstall Protected Folder. Plus, your locked files and folders will not automatically disappear after uninstall (as this happens with most similar tools). We highly recommend Protected Folder to all users.

Reviewed by , last updated on December 11th, 2012

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3.4 MB
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operating system(s):
Windows 2K / XP / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 2003 / 2008
C: \ Security \ Encrypting

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Protected Folder - Protected Folder will help you password-protect your folders and files from being seen, read or modifiedProtected Folder - The Options window will provide users with Lock Options, Change Password, Exclude List or User Interface customization capabilitiesProtected Folder - Users will be able to quickly and easily change the current password of the application within this section of the Options windowProtected FolderProtected Folder
What's New in This Release:
  • Added Support for Windows 8
  • Added More Language Files
  • Improved Interface
  • Fixed General Bugs
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Application description

Protected Folder is a professional application created to password protect your data. It works like a safety box,...

Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:

  • Offers to change the homepage for web browsers installed in the system
  • Offers to change the default search engine for web browsers installed in the system
  • Offers to download or install software or components (IOBit Malware Fighter, Advanced SystemCare) that the program does not require to fully function

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