This software is provided on "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
(Folderlatch) 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.
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% “unless some
unknown system error”
4-Enter desire password and re type the password “DO NOT
COPY AND PASTE”
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’t 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),
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.