By now it should be clear that encryption isn't just for security geeks and IT administrators. You can take precautions to secure your own most sensitive files and folders by encrypting them. Some encryption utilities turn files and folders into encoded versions of themselves. Others create secure storage locations that act like standard drives or folders but can be locked, encrypting all of their contents. Still others maintain encrypted storage in the cloud. Most encryption utilities stick to just one of these functions. Folder Lock does all three things, and more, balancing ease of use with a wide range of features.
Installation of the product is quick and simple When you do pay up, you'll receive a serial number and a registration key. Keep that serial number stored in a safe place. If you forget your master password, you can unlock the program by entering that serial number.
Like AxCrypt Premium, Folder Lock relies on a master password. Once you've logged in with the master password, you're free to lock and unlock files, folders, and drives without having to enter it again. Of course this should be a strong, memorable password, something that you can remember but that nobody else would guess.
So, what does it mean to lock a file or folder? A locked file is not encrypted. Instead, Folder Lock uses a technique called kernel level filtering to hide the locked file from Windows, and from all programs running under Windows. If that sounds a bit like the way a rootkit hides its components from Windows, well, it is quite similar, but working for good, not evil. Locked files are protected from casual snooping, which may be all you need.
To lock a file or folder, you just drop it on Folder Lock. It appears inside Folder Lock and vanishes from Windows Explorer. The locking process happens in a flash, faster than encryption. You can also use a menu within the program to lock files, folders, and drives. Of course, you can't lock the Windows drive. 2b1af7f3a8