Folder Password Protect
Software to lock folders on Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, 98, NT, ME (each 32-bit and 64-bit).
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Frequently Asked Questions about Folder Password Protect
Is Windows 64-bit supported?
Yes, Folder Password Protect is fully compatible with 64-bit versions of Windows.
What licensing scheme is used?
Licensing is per drive. That is a single license allows you to install the program on a single drive. The license cannot be shared. If you get a new PC instead of the old one, you can uninstall the program from the old PC and install it on the new one.
The licensing information is not written into protected folder. That is you can open protected folders at any PC that has at least the trial version of Folder Password Protect installed provided that you know the password for the folders.
You cannot install Folder Password Protect on the server and then run it from local workstations. If you need to protect folders located on the server, install the program on the local workstations from which your users will protect/unprotect folders. In this case, you need a license for each PC you install the program on or a site license, which allows you to install the program on an unlimited number of computers within your organization. The site license is priced at $199. This is a link to the secure order form.
Can I try the program?
Yes, you can download the free 30-day trial version: protect-folders.exe
What happens when the trial period expires?
Locked folders retain protection until you unprotect them. When the trial period expires, you can still unlock your folders (double-click the locked folder in the right pane of Windows Explorer and enter the password) but you cannot use the Lock option. Please purchase the full version to use all the features of Folder Password Protect.
How do anti-virus software programs handle protected folders?
No anti-virus software program can get into locked folders. They cannot scan files in the folders so they simply ignore the files and the folders. When you enter your password and unlock protected folders, anti-virus programs can scan the files.
Can the program protect folders on my web site?
Folder Password Protect was not designed for protecting web sites. You can have a look at htaccess password protection.
What languages are supported?
The user interface is in English.
Folder/file names in two-bit languages like Chinese and Japanese are not supported. If this is your case, name your folders/files in Latin characters.
How do I enter the unlock code into Folder Password Protect?
Please see step-by-step instructions and screenshots.
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What do security experts say about Folder Password Protect?
"...if you only need a way to protect a specific folder from prying eyes, there is no quick solution unless you want to learn the nuts and bolts of Windows user administration. To avoid this, check out Folder Password Protect! This compact tool will do the trick and won't take much of your precious time. " Reference: Rock-solid and hassle-free protection of your personal folders