Folder Guard 23.5.0 LATEST
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You can protect with password virtually any folder, allowing only authorized users to open the protected files or folders. You can password-protect an unlimited number of folders, each with its own password, or you can use the Master Password of Folder Guard to unprotect them all at once.
Why choose Folder Guard?
It can hide your personal folders from other users.
You can set up the program to hide your private folders (or make them appear empty). The folder would be hidden from virtually any program, including Windows Explorer, Office, MS-DOS programs, etc.
It can password-protect and restrict access to file folders
You can password-protect any document folder to prevent access to your personal files without the intruder knowing the password. You can set up the app to allow only certain users to change the computer settings with the Control Panel while denying that to other users.
It can control access to programs and files
You can prevent other users (even the administrators) from using the system tools that can mess up your Windows installation while allowing such use for yourself or someone who knows the Master password. You can also designate the backup programs as the trusted ones, allowing them to back up your protected files in the background without asking you for the password every time.
It can lock access to the USB, CD-ROM and other removable drives
You can configure Folder Guard to allow or deny access to the removable drives, restricting the user's ability to run or install unauthorized programs on your computer.
The app is suitable for a wide range of computer security tasks
You can stop other users of your computer from peeking into your personal files. You can protect the system files and folders from destruction by cyber-vandals. You can allow specific users to run a program while denying it to others. You can allow users to store their documents on removable drives while preventing them from using unauthorized programs on those drives.
It protects your files without encrypting them
There is no risk of losing your documents if you lose your encryption key: with Folder Guard all your files remain intact, without modification of any kind.
It lets you quickly enable or disable the protection via a "hotkey"
You can choose a specific keyboard combination as your program hotkey, and quickly enable or disable protection of your computer. Of course, the hotkey is protected with your password, so only you can use it!
It can operate in "stealth mode"
You can set up Folder Guard to operate in the stealth mode, to hide its own files and shortcuts from being seen by other users.
It supports easy recovery in case of emergency
If you forget your password or experience other problems, simply use the Emergency Recovery Utility (free download) to quickly restore access to your protected folder.
It works with drives of any format
If your computer can handle it, Folder Guard can protect it. Unlike Windows itself that can only provide access control for the NTFS disks, It can protect files and folders on any file system supported by your computer, including NTFS, exFAT, and FAT/FAT32.
Note: 30 days trial version.