FOLDER LOCK

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by steve161, Jan 27, 2007.

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  1. steve161

    steve161 Registered Member

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    On advice from a friend, and against my better judgement, I downloaded folder lock to secure my documents. This program:
    1) Did not secure anything. My docs were still able to be accessed.
    2) Had a very limited trial version that was not made clear on the website.
    3) Could not be completely uninstalled, even in safe mode. The program made itself into a system folder. Had to do a system restore. Thanks to this forum I made sure I had numerous restore points.
    Being a self-admitted novice, I am wondering if anyone had a similar experience with folder lock.
     
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    While having no experience with that particular program, just thought I'd mention Free HideFolder 1.5 ( http://www.cleanersoft.com/hidefolder/free_hide_folder.htm ).

    Never had a problem with it and it's suitable for merely keeping given folders "hidden" from casual observation by the non-initiated.

    If you want seriously "hidden", d/l and learn to use TrueCrypt. Pete
     
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    Thanks my friend, I will take a look at it. I really should have come here first before downloading that Folder Lock crap. My bad.
     
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    Downloaded the app, exactly what I was looking for. Good call. You have earned 3 smiley faces.
     
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    You're quite welcome. Pete
     
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    spy1
    Thanks for the tip.. I also tried Free Hide Folder, and it does exactly what I want, easily and safely.
    Good call.
     
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