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Hide content of important folders from others that might do harm by using this lightweight and comprehensive software application

editor's review






Your operating system comes with several means to keeping important files safe. However, most prefer other applications, strictly dedicated to what they need. LocK-A-FoLdeR is a very easy to use software solution developed to block access to user-defined folders on your local disks.

Only requires you to choose desired folders

In order to protect the selected directories, LocK-A-FoLdeR doesn’t encrypt the files, but instead it hides the folders completely, thus making sure that no one else beside you can access it.

The whole idea behind the program is pretty simple: you just need to set a master password, configure the folders that are supposed to be hidden from other users and simply close the app.

Suitable for all levels of experience

Although it doesn’t run, the selected folders are completely secure because no one can access them in this time. In case you wish to see its content, you need to get back in LocK-A-FoLdeR and unlock the directory, obviously by inputting the master password.

There are no other settings to play with, which makes LocK-A-FoLdeR a perfect software solution for beginners.

Uses little of your system's resources

What’s more, the application works like a charm on all Windows iterations and, while it doesn’t ask for administrator privileges on Windows 7 or 8 workstations, it remains very friendly with hardware resources all the time. The fact that it doesn’t force users to keep it running is a big plus, as it doesn’t hamper system performance in any way.

To end with

All things considered, if you’re looking for an easy to use app that can protect your data with minimum user input, LocK-A-FoLdeR is a tool to try. Professional users however may be a bit disappointed with the lack of configuration settings.

LocK-A-FoLdeR was reviewed by Bogdan Popa
Last updated on August 8th, 2014
LocK-A-FoLdeR - This is the main window of LocK-A-FoLdeR where you need to add the directories you want to encrypt

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