Folder Lock comes with a perfect combination of security tools, letting you encrypt your important files; back them up in real-time, and store them to any portable device.
The 'Lock Files' feature is the quickest way to password-protect and Lock drives with Folder Lock. Based on Windows Kernel-level locking mechanism, the Lock Files feature helps you Lock drives with Folder Lock. This helps keep your drives protected even when someone tries to access them through alternative means.
'Locking' is a data protection feature in Folder Lock that refers to the process of protecting your files, folders, drives, and even programs by putting a protective 'lock' on them. With the 'Lock' feature in place, any file, folder, drive, or a program file (EXE) that you have 'Locked', will be instantly blocked from access (depending on user settings).
Locking your drives with Folder Lock does not require you to spend countless hours learning the mechanism or constantly interacting with your PC to enable 'Locking' or any special technical expertise. It is a simple, fast, and a very effective data protection feature that can Lock your drives in a few seconds.
To Lock drives with Folder Lock, run Folder Lock and go to the Lock Files feature (see image below). Once there, enter the Master Password or the Lock Password to access the feature.
Once you have entered the password to access the Lock Files module in Folder Lock, click 'OK' to continue to the Lock Files list. This list will be empty if you are entering the Lock Files feature for the first time.
You can now proceed and start the process of Locking your drives Folder Lock. You can Lock drives by clicking on the 'Add' button on the top menu. This will bring up a pull down menu from where you will need to select the 'Add Drives(s)' button to Lock drives. (see image below).
You can also lock your drives by dragging them anywhere from your computer and dropping them into the program window. As soon as the item is dropped, it gets listed and locked. Similarly, as soon as you have added your selected drives to the Locking list, the security setting of Locked will be applied to the drive(s), which will make your Locked drives completely inaccessible (Locked).
Now your drive(s) that have been added to the list will ALL be Locked. With the Locked security setting, the items in the Locked list will not be accessible (i.e. Copying, Moving, and/or Deletion to & from the Locked drives will not be allowed). The Locked security setting will make ALL your Locked drives inaccessible, even when others can view them.
Please note that you can Lock and Unlock individual items by just selecting the file, folder or drive and clicking on the 'Lock' or 'Unlock' button. This way, except for the file you selected and performed Locking and Unlocking operation on, the rest of the items in the locking list will remain Locked.
Please note that even though you can add drives(s) containing Locker files (.flka, flkb, flk), you CANNOT add Locker files directly to the Locking list.
Furthermore, all restricted files and folders in a drive and/or restricted drives CANNOT be added to the Lock Files list for Lock protection.
When you add your drive(s) to the Locking list, the drive(s) will get added to the Locking list but WILL NOT be hidden.
Aside from enabling you to Lock drives with Folder Lock, the Lock Files feature in Folder Lock also enables you to Hide your files and folders.