Folder Latch

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Folder Latch is a free tool that can lock and unlock folders.


Folder Latch is a free tool that can lock and unlock folders.

It helps to hide and protect a folder and its files/subfolders with password, can be moved to another computer using same password to unlock, this program is freeware and tested up to 3.5 GB data only.


Steps before using latest version:
1-First unlock all your folders "if there is any" before you download latest version
2-Run the old version and click uninstall, then delete the file or rename it. "version 1.5 right click"
3-Download the latest version run/install

NOTE: Due to name conflict we changed the name from Folder Locker to Folder Latch
This software is provided free of charge on an "AS IS" basis without any warranties or conditions whatsoever. By using the software you expressly acknowledge and agree that such use is entirely AT YOUR OWN RISK. You confirm that neither SOFTPEN Software nor its developers, employee or engineers have any liability whatsoever for anything that occurs as a result of your use of the software including (but not limited to) loss of profit, data, or use of the software, any special, incidental or consequential damages, or any other similar claims.

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*Folder Latch is scanned with anti-virus software. However you should make it a habit to always scan files downloaded from the Internet, before you run/execute them.
*Since the program is Freeware, we cannot be held responsible for any damage, misuse, or losses caused directly or indirectly by them.
*However, all of our products have gone through considerable amount of end-user alpha and beta testing and have proved stable under almost all configurations.
*We shall have no responsibility or liability for the timeliness, deletion. You are responsible to maintain the confidentiality of your use.
* Folder Latch is FREEWARE software for which a license is provided without charge, you CAN NOT sell or charge for it.
*Folder Latch Copyrighted software by SOFTPEN that can be distributed freely without any resource changes, we hold ownership
Folder Latch 3 can protect folder up to 3.5 GB "tested in our computers", more may cause damage to your folder, This program uses same techniques like any other Folder Latch in the market. "WE SUGGEST TO USE OTHER SHAREWARE/BACKUP PROGRAMS FOR IMPORTANT FILE FOLDERS" OR BACKUP YOUR FOLDERS BEFORE YOU USE Folder Latch
Important note:
1-DO NOT try to protect windows system folders, Documents and Settings or Current user folder
If you have any folders/files needs protection, then move them to a folder and protect the new created folder.
2-You must have required permission (Modify, List, Read and Write) to the folder and all it's subfolders/files. (this will make sure you have rights to protect this folder). if you lock a folder without right permissions, you will not be able to unlock that folder (mostly you will get NOT VALID PASSWORD error message).
3-All files must be closed "not used/opened by any other users or program" otherwise the protection will be failed.
4-Make sure you test the program in test folder first.
5-Deleting protected folder means deleting original folder.
6-Test the folder before you lock it.

How Folder Latch works: download the file from above link, save it in any folder you wish or on the desktop, run the program. accept the agreement.

Steps for locking and unlocking folders:

Locking a Folder (Protecting a Folder)

1-Select Lock Folder, click agree (this make sure you understand the agreement)
2-Select folder you want to protect. Or just right click on the selected folder then and then click Lock Folder
3-Click Verify (this step will make sure you have necessary permissions to lock the folder) works 90% +oOeC+ounless some unknown system error+oOeCTL
4-Enter desire password and re type the password +oOeC+oDO NOT COPY AND PASTE+oOeCTL
5-Click Protect, this process takes few minutes for big size folder, in this demo took almost 10 minutes
After the process is finished you will see message (successful or failed) message

For any reason if the folder didn+oOeCOaot pass the requirements, you will get error message with system error log

Unlocking a Folder (Un protecting Folder)

1-Run the program, select second option (Unlock Folder), click agree.
2-Click search, type the drive as C: or D: click OK, this option will allows you to find all protected folders
With Folder Latch. All folders end with extinction __sbx
3-Select a folder from the left box.
4-Type the password you entered in locking steps
5-Finally click Unprotect (Note make sure you have enough disk space in your hard drive for big folders)

Important note: Please use password hint, we CAN NOT HELP YOU if you lost your password
Also, Version 3 and above NOT backward compatible: this means if you protected a folder with version 1 till 2.5, version 3 CAN NOT unlock it.

Folder Latch Misc. Utils. software developed by Softpen. The license of this misc. utils. software is freeware, the price is free, you can free download and get a fully functional freeware version of Folder Latch. Do not use illegal warez version, crack, serial numbers, registration codes, pirate key for this misc. utils. freeware Folder Latch. Always use genuine version that is released by original publisher Softpen.

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