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Folder Vault

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Screenshot of Folder Vault 3.0, a folder lock app for the Windows operating system.
Free 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.


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.

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 on 32-bit and 64-bit PCs

This download is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system on a laptop or desktop PC from file and folder protection software without restrictions. Folder Vault 3.0.1 is available to all software users as a free download for Windows 10 PCs but also without a hitch on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

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

Filed under:
  1. Folder Vault Download
  2. Freeware File and Folder Protection Software
  3. Portable Software
  4. Major release: Folder Vault 3.0
  5. Folder Lock Software
Folder Vault has been picked by our editors as very good.
Folder Vault has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Folder Vault 3.0.1 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.

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3.9 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.

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Download Details

System Architecture:
Windows 10 32-bit, Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 8 32-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows 7 64-bit
Size on disk:
2,624,362 B
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