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Folder Vault

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Ad-supported Freeware
Gear Box Computers
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Dec 12, 2013
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Warning: Folder Vault has a low trust rating among users. Caution is urged when contemplating installing this program.

Folder Vault Review

Sven Sorensen
Allows users to hide, lock, encrypt and protect files and folders
A review of Folder Vault by Sven Sørensen

Folder Vault is a file protection tool which prevents unauthorized access to data you deem sensitive. It encrypts data you select and puts it behind a master password which must be entered in order to access the data.

Upon initial installation, Folder Vault creates a default folder where encrypted data is stored and within the folder you may place any type of file you would like to hide from prying eyes.

The actual application can run behind the scenes in stealth mode to avoid being detected by hackers. You can also configure Folder Vault to do things after a number of failed attempts like turning the computer off.

Every time you run a new session of this program, you must enter the master password in order to access the files it has encrypted. Each time you close a session, the data is locked. Simple and secure.

Installation note: During the first few steps of installing Folder Vault on your PC, you may be asked to install 'additional offers', all of which are unnecessary and we recommend declining.

Folder Vault features and highlights:
  • Hide folder, lock folders, encrypt and password protect folders and files.
  • Unlimited number of files and folders to lock, hide, encrypt and protect.
  • Protect your documents, pictures, movies in seconds.
  • Protected folders are inaccessible to all users (including administrators).
  • Stealth Mode: hides Folder Vault on your computer; only you know it's there.
  • Hide and lock files, folders, drives from all users including administrators.
  • Protected files are hidden, undeletable, inaccessible and highly secure.
  • Hide files from children, friends and co-workers.
  • Safeguards data from hackers, viruses, trojans, worms and spyware.
  • Locked folder is not accessible from networked PCs.
  • Automatic protection activation after a set idle time
  • Protect USB Flash Drives, Memory Sticks, floppies, notebooks, etc...
  • Data remains protected from PC to PC.
  • Locked data is protected in Windows, DOS and Safe Mode.
  • AutoLock, Auto Shutdown PC, Lock your PC, Erase PC tracks
  • 256-bit AES Government Level Encryption
  • Explorer right-click context menu to quickly lock files and folders
  • Folder Vault can't be uninstalled without a password.
  • History Eraser
  • Hot key support

Folder Vault is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from file and folder protection software without restrictions. Folder Vault 3.0.1 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This folder lock software is filed under:
  • Folder Vault Download
  • Freeware File and Folder Protection Software
  • Software Reviews
  • Portable Software

Compatibility with this folder lock software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of Folder Vault may be available from Gear Box Computers.

Folder Vault has been picked by our editors as very good.
We have tested Folder Vault 3.0.1 against malware with several different programs. Please review the test results. We have not certified this program as clean. [Read more]

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