SysTools Folder Key FREEWARE

Tool to Block Folders with Password & Unlock Folder Protection

List of Key Features in SysTools Folder Key Freeware

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Protect Folders with Key

In order to protect information within folder(s), you can now lock them with a password. Apply desirable password on multiple folders in your machine and make it restricted. No one can operate the tool until they don't have the password. Only owner of a protected folder can unlock it by using the respective password.

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Option to Protect Folder

The Folder Key tool provides dual options to make folders protected:

  • Folder Locking: Add password on folders to block it
  • Folder Unlocking: Remove password from folder to unblock it

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Apply Lock on Folder Files

With this option you can add multiple folders one by one and provide a password for each of them. Click on block command and the software will lock all the folders. Once protection gets applied on the file, you won't be able to access it unless you don't unblock it.

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Unlocking Folder Files

In order to access locked or protected folders, you should have the passwords known. Launch the software and select the Folder unblocking option. The software will list all the folders protected by the tool. Click on unblock icon and all the folders get unlocked which can be verified from the status being displayed by the software.

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Encrypt Folder Passwords

Software encrypts all your ASCII (Text) passwords by wrapping them up with 32bit random number before making password entry to its database. Thus, even if somebody got access to the database file carrying passwords of your folders then, one cannot detect the password from encrypted hash.

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Set Same Password

In order to lock the folders and add password on multiple folders; the software provides you with an optional feature to set the same password. It will help you to apply and use the same password for every folder at once instead of putting each password one by one. You need to check or uncheck this option to enable or disable it respectively.


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Size: 1.5 MB

Version: 1.0

  • Hard Disk Space: Minimum 5 MB of free hard disk space

Frequently Asked Questions

I want to use it on my Windows 8.1 PC. Can I?

Yes, you can use the tool on your Windows 8.1 PC and in all other windows operating systems.

What Our Customer Says...

Since a long time I had been looking for a way to lock up folders on my machine however, always got solutions that were difficult to implement. Thanks to SysTools for creating this absolutely wonderful solution. And the best part is that it is completely free to use with no hidden costs!

— Tareq Ayman, Libya

Locking up folders on my machine was somehow possible but to lock folders on an external media was not feasible as in order to unlock them I was supposed to have the respective tool with me. Thanks to this tiny yet extremely powerful Folder Key tool which I easily carry on my USB device.

— Medina Ghannam, Saudi Arabia