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.