We frequently review various folder locking tools for our readers. Just recently Fawad covered another such tool, called Folder Lock, which allows you to quickly encrypt or decrypt your classified data by simply dragging folders/files over the application window. Today, we stumbled across another application that might come in handy to lock your confidential files. SysTools Folder Lock is a small utility that protects your folders by a simple lock and unlock operation. What makes it different from other folder lock tools is its ability to lock your files without any password, however, you may also use password-protection to lock selected folders. Additionally, it allows you to assign a single password for groups of folders all at once. Using this feature, you can easily unlock all locked folders without having to remember different passphrases. More after the jump. Read More
To protect your important files, it's better to bury them behind a hard to crack encryption utility. Although, Windows let you password protect your user profile, someone can still access your account using unusual means. There are a sheer number of folder encryption utilities available out there that allow users to encrypt folders and files via staunch encryption algorithms. Even though such encryption tools provide a powerful way to protect confidential data, most users find it tedious to decrypt the encrypted folders and files every time they want to use their data. Obviously, this wastes a lot of time - as you cannot take a glass of water out of a vault just to drink it and put back again, the same goes for encrypting and decrypting files, back and forth. If you're looking for a simple yet a powerful tool that can password-protect your important folders, then Folder Lock is a solid pick. It's a beautiful application for Windows that lets you quickly and conveniently add password protection to your confidential data via drag and drop. It can hide the folders in such a way that it is not possible to disable their hidden attribute, or locate them via Windows Search. For first time usage, it asks you to enter the password that you want to use to protect the application as well as folders from external, unauthorized access. Read More
Security is the utmost factor that we all consider when storing most of our digital information, whether it’s a personal document that might be accessed by other people or some important data that can be messed up by our children when we are not looking. With the increased security enhancements in every new version of the OS, it might sound far-fetched to say that the the data is vulnerable, though adding an extra shield of security is quite judicious before someone else sneaks into our data. Wise Folder Hider is a file security application that can hide your files and folders in a convenient manner. If you have any fear that someone who has access to your computer might accidently delete your files, this tool can make you sleep easy. It lets you create a wise folder user account, which can only be accessed by a password. Any file or folder that you drop into the application automatically gets hidden from anyone using your computer and the only way to get access to it is either from within this app or by un-hiding it. Moreover, it can hide files on a USB drive with an included option. The program comprises a user-friendly and modern looking blue interface design and comes with three different languages (English, Chinese and Turkish). More details after the jump. Read More
We are all familiar with the annoying Windows error message that claims, “Cannot delete file: It is being used by another program”, while trying to delete, rename or move a file. When a file is being used by another application, or Windows native services, it gets locked by the operating system so that it can't be modified by the user. Free File Unlocker is a file unlocking utility that unlocks files and folders, and enables you to delete, move and rename files that are being used by other applications. It lets you navigate to a particular file or folder, or view all the locked files and folders in your PC. When a folder is selected, it automatically points out the files which are causing the error. Free File Unlocker also enables you to unlock all files, unlock a selected file or kill the processes that are locking the file. Once unlocked, you have the option to delete, rename, copy or move the file. The application can also be used to terminate malware, trojans and viruses that are difficult to remove. Read More
Back in 2009, we covered a tool called Kid-Key-Lock, which is written to prevent kids from pressing keys on keyboard and mouse. Mistakenly pressing some keys can lead to serious problem like, your important files can be moved, deleted, or running application can be closed. Today, reader Aaron, shared another tool called Toddler Keys, which allows users to lock down major components and peripheral devices of their PC. You can lock Keyboard, Mouse, CD Drive doors, and Power-Off button. While all the devices are locked, it shows user-defined images and play sounds when any keys are pressed.
Editor's Note: If you have a a family computer where are you working on some important task, it is always recommended to save it and then lock your Windows. All it takes is two hotkeys, Ctrl+S to save, and Win+L to lock.Read More
Data security is a big concern if you use a shared or public computer. Putting password and locking folders containing important data is a solution. Though there are enormous tools which provide such facility, yet we can't stop reviewing some new tool which we come across. BuduLock is a simple tool which enables you to lock folders smartly. It also lets you disable USB port for flash drive to prevent access. Read More
Do you want to lock and password protect your important folders in Windows 7? If you are an administrator and have multiple accounts set up in Windows 7, then you can block few important folders so that they can not be accessed by other users. Every time the blocked folder will be accessed, it will ask for administrator password. Therefore the folder will be locked permanently unless you don’t remove the lock yourself. Read More