Protected Folder

Protected Folder 1.0

A piece of software that allows you to secure your files and folders
4.2  (39 votes)
1.2.0 (See all)

Protecting folders and files on your computer is an efficient way to prevent unwanted access to the content that you has stored on your hard drives. This piece of software successfully protects your information.

The installation might be a bit tricky because it asks you to install the developer's toolbar or two other programs. It's entirely up to you if you want to install them or not.

After the installation, you realize that the software is very easy to use. When you execute it for the first time, you will be asked to provide a password and type a hint that helps you recover the password in case you forget it. (after that you will only be required to type in the chosen password). A disadvantage might be the fact that you use the same password for all the files you secure with the software. You can't choose different passwords for different files, but that might be a good thing, as you might mix up the passwords.

The interface of the software is very intuitive. Only three buttons are available (not counting the Register button), but that's all you need in order to protect your files and folders. Select the add function (either files or folders), select the path and see that the content is automatically locked. Also, in order to quickly lock some folders or files, you can drag-and-drop them to the interface. Once locked, if you explore your partitions for the file, you will notice that it had been turned invisible. Of course, you can turn off this option as well as set permission rights with the help of the options menu.

To sum it all up, this software is very useful and easy to use if you want to protect files and folders on your computer. Simple, elegant and straight to the point.

Tyler Vidd
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  • fast locking of files and folders with drag-and-drop


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