When you share a computer with several other users, you might occasionally find your private pictures and videos watched by unauthorized people. In this case, you can simply lock the drive where you store your personal documents using Drive Locker.
No installation process required
The main advantage of of this application is that it does not need to be installed onto the host computer as it can be run as soon as you extract its contents to the folder you choose.
Once you run it, the software solution displays all the available drives on your computer and you can choose the one you want to lock. You just need to check its corresponding box, then press the Apply button.
Little effort required on your behalf
Whenever you want to unlock the protected drive, simply uncheck its box, then press the Apply button once more to gain access to your files. However, you need to make sure that you lock it back when you leave the computer, so that your files and folders are not left unprotected.
Special permission needed to run
Due to the single purpose of Drive Locker, the visual interface of the application is not overly complicated or crowded, and even novices can easily find the partition they want to block access to.
Another thing worth mentioning is that in order for the software utility to function, you need to launch it with administrative privileges - i.e. you need to right click the executable, then select the Run as Administrator option. Otherwise, the app will not open and you cannot enjoy its function.
A few last words
Overall, Drive Locker is a small tool that you can carry on your USB flash stick and you can use it to ensure the drive where you store your personal data cannot be accessed by anyone else but you. Equipped with little features and an intuitive enough interface, it becomes available to a large public.