Folder Vault is a program that allows you to block access to the folders that the user wants to protect and hide so that they can not be seen and accessed by other people, and to preserve their files in case of theft of the PC or a storage device.
When accessing the application for the first time you must create a password that will serve to unlock the protected contents, although it can be configured to unlock all these contents when you log in with the Windows user and password, without needing to Enter the program.
The user can add to the protected space (a folder called Folder Vault) all the folders and files that he thinks necessary, be it documents, videos, photos , etc. The contents are encrypted (with AES 256-bit algorithms) so that it is not possible to open them, and the application is executed in hidden mode so that it is not visible and can not be detected.
Folder Vault offers more privacy protection tools, such as: deletes the history of recently opened documents and files, flushes the recycle bin, clears the history of visited pages, blocks access to favorites, and clears all Trace related to hidden files or any other content. It can be configured to shut down the PC in case of several failed access attempts using incorrect passwords. Also it can not be uninstalled without the master password, even by users with administrator permissions.
It is recommended to use a password that is not too obvious, so that it can not be guessed by the closest ones, but it is essential to remember it in order to access the files that are under protection. It is possible to define a question, whose answer is the only access alternative in case of not being able to remember the password. Help is available on the official website.
This software is portable and can be installed on external disks, flash drives, flash drives, SD cards or any other means with FAT, FAT32 or NTFS format. It does not present any limitations as to the number of folders, number of files or file sizes to protect, and it can be downloaded and used for free.
Folder Vault 3.0 is the latest version, available for Windows XP, 2000, Vista and 7 (32 and 64 bit).