Folder Lock crap

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by hec51, Dec 27, 2007.

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  1. hec51

    hec51 Registered Member

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    Just a warning to those here, from experience, don't buy or try this software. I was reeled in by the free trial and thought this was a good app. After spending 30 bucks 2 years and countless hours of trying to get back lost data I have finally thrown in the towel. It worked well for the first 6 or 8 months then one day I noticed there was a folder labeled "scrambled" and all my files in it were just that, scrambled. It took a few days but I got my files back using their recovery download. I didn't learn from that and kept using it. About 6 or 8 months later, the same thing. All totaled, 3 crashes and as of this writing it's been a week and I still haven't recovered my files. I don't know how many others are out there that's gone through the same but I know I can't be the only one. Just trying to get the word out.
     
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    Since a number of products in this genre have similar names, could you provide the specific vendor name or a url for the software that you'd recommend fellow users give a pass on based on your experiences?

    Blue
     
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    The vendor name is Newsoftwares. Here is the link, http://www.newsoftwares.net/folderlock.

    If I can prevent just one person from going through what I have been through it will be worth it. Their tech support is automated I am sure because I get the same response when writing to them for help. All I am trying to do at this point is just get my files back and be done with them. By the way I am no novice when it comes to computer software trouble shooting and I am no computer novice either. I have been building and trouble shooting all my computers for over 10 years now and I have never run across this kind of software lunacy.
     
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    PC Security.
    http://www.tropsoft.com/pcsecurity/
    PC Security didn't lock my second harddisk either, a malware could still write on my second harddisk.
    Locking = no access, no reading, no writing, no stealing.
    I ditched PC Security immediately, because it doesn't do its job. I replaced it with Sandboxie.
     
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    A search of the forum would have turned up my rant about it. And my admission that I should have done a forum search before downloading. But as Blue noted,there are many similarly named programs so I am not even certain we are talking about the same one, since my problems were somewhat different from the ones you experienced.
     
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    You are right, I should have done some forum searches. Needless to say, I am doing just that now and I am trying out a few others. I don't think for a second that there are any guarantees from losing data with this kind of software either. You really just take a chance. I tried Universal Shield with a test folder and it didn't lock anything, trying another called Free Hide Folder. I don't think I will be spending any money on this kind of software any time soon. Your best bet is to back all your data up on a removable hard drive and store that in a solid floor safe.
     
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    I complained to them several times and they sent me a link. Here it is: http://www.newsoftwares.net/folderlock/recover.zip
    If it doesn't work like in my situation then you'll be forced to try things. They gave up on me I think because they would not respond to me anymore after I would tell them it wasn't working. They also told me to download another program called PC File Recovery. Nothing worked and I finally copied all my scrambled files to a friends computer and installed Folder Lock. I got my files back and now I will not have anything to do with them. I use True Crypt now and so far so good. Best of luck to you.
     
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    hec51,

    No private emails unless they give their permission. You can describe the instructions within the email.
     
  12. Trezt

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    Tanks for your time man!:) But the recovery.zip didn't work for me either. Where may i find PC File Recovery? Give it a try
     
  13. GlobalForce

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    Check whether their faq applies.

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    I don't get that, do you mean no cussing in the forum?? Or no forward emailso_O I haven't done either, I don't think.
     
  16. hec51

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    Oh I see, Sorry, I understand now.
     
  17. GlobalForce

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    You weren't accused. ;)

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    No offence taken.
     
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