Let’s think of it, You are working in your office or any other place and you don’t want someone to access your files & folders because that someone might use it for his interest and may lend you in a serious matter.
If he or she used your data for full filling his/her greed and caused serious trouble to you, what will you do now? You were just thinking about why you didn’t lock that file, document or folder; nowadays you can’t trust anybody about anything buddy.
You didn’t lock your folder because Windows doesn’t facilitate you about locking any document. And that need of our audience made us publish this post. Luckily we did some research and got the solution of our readers, facing issues about protection of files and folders.
We have shortlisted some Free folder locking software for windows that we want to share with you for the safety of your essential data. The following softwares are free, but anyone of you wants a purchase version then it’s advised to research about it properly.
Very common software among all of the PC users mostly used to compress any of the file and document. Apart from compression it also facilitates us to explore any of the compressed data.
But most of us remain unidentified with its password protection feature, it contains an AES-256 Zip crypto feature to protect any of the zip files. The protection provided by 7zip is measured in every parameter of security level and believe me it’s passed them all with very ease.
The only downside of this software is, it only works on archive/compressed file & folders. You need to change the file to archive before using it to make your file and folders private and secure.
A very few of us know about this software as it’s not very common among PCs. But it’s one of the powerful software to protect your files secure from threats out there; it gives you feature to enter input password for accessing the data and folders. It is available for all versions of the windows; these qualities make it must pick.
This software is available for free as well as a paid form so, kindly research it properly if you are going to purchase the software.
One of the powerful software introduced by Newsoftware.net to keep your essentials safe. This software doesn’t limit you to encryption of your files; it also provides you security for DVD, CD, email, wallets, and USB with 256 AES encryption system. Folder Lock software also provides you a real-time backup of the content you secured. This feature requires an account on Folder Lock.
You don’t need to remember every different password for a different file you encrypted. You can set a master password which will open all your documents. This feature is Smartest of all feature. Folder
The lock is not free for a lifetime you need to buy it once a trial is over, you’ll get 30 days trial free. The paid version has many features that will make your jaw drop.
I can bet on this software; it’s quite safe and very easy to use. The feature contains make you love it more and more. It is very user-friendly, you don’t need to apply many kinds of stuff to make your file protected, add your file to the list simply with the add button. And that’s a huge plus point about this software.
Sometimes the guys around us who think of being over smart tries to uninstall the lock software for accessing our protected files, sometimes they got success too.
But not in this software, even after being uninstalled from the PC, the file and folders it protects will not be accessed, you need to enter input password to gain access to the file. So, if you need to lock your files up without any very complex actions then it’s a must pick for you.
All the features in this software would not work for free, you have to purchase it for gaining access to all of the options available.
Easiest of all software, you just need to drag and drop your stuff to safety box to keep it safe from being invaded. It is a product of IObit software series, mainly known for its three-tier safety system.
You can lock a folder in three ways in this software, by Denying access to read, Hide and denying access to write. You can anytime enable and disable security lock system from the menu. It’s very light freeware doesn’t eat RAM and secure your file with anti-invasion techniques.
dCrypt X (UWP)
One of the most effective encryption software available the internet these days, as it protects your files and folders with cryptographic security systems.
You can classify the access to different users which is a very strange technique. It is compiled with snow frost engine systems to protect your essential data from being hacked.
This app is available in Windows store and on the internet too, you can take a free trial but after some time you need to buy it for getting further facilities.
A very different technique to keep your essentials safe and secure, Secret Disk is a virtual HDD where you can keep your stuff secure with password protection and another level of safety. Secret Disk has both free as well as paid versions; you can better choose them according to your needs.
The free version has its limitations, you can only make 3gb of space with one hard drive while paid version gives you the opportunity to create HDD with unlimited storage.
The downside of this software is, it doesn’t provide you total safety, it only resists other users to access files and folders by making them invisible.
Lock a Folder
Free of cost, no need to buy it to gain access to more features and options. All the features of the above software are kept in a one, and that is Lock a Folder. It hides the files and folders from the users and also demands password if anyhow someone able to find it.
You can’t skip it by uninstalling it, you also need to enter a password for uninstalling this software. Variety of passwords not needed, just create a master key to open all files and folders.
The only downside with the software is, developer of this software stopped working on it, and it may not work in some versions of Windows 10. Overall this software is mine favorite and it’ll be yours too after using it.
So, these are the some best software we researched about, there is much more software available in the market too but, this software makes a stand among all of them.
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