We have already seen several free file encryption or folder locking software earlier. If you looking for one with a cool minimalistic Metro look for your Windows 8, you might want to check out WinFolder Lock Pro.
WinFolder Lock Pro is a simple, portable, easy-to-use freeware that locks down folders to prevent unauthorized access to it.
The tool is very easy to use. Once you have downloaded it, run the executable and browse to and select the folder you wish to lock. Once done, click on Lock.
Now after locking down the folder, when I tried to open it, the Recycle Bin would open. Sure to frustrate someone who was trying to get through to your secrets.
If you try to Copy, Move, Rename or Delete the folders, the operation will break and you will not be allowed to do so. You will instead see the following message.
To unlock the folder, run the tool again browse to the folder and click on Unlock.
- Full AES256 / ACL Replacement Kernel Protection technology, protecting the folders forever in the kernel
- ACL Backup / Restore for all replacements The folder operation will break if you try to
- Protected against virus attacks, if the computer is infected, the malicious application not can copy, send, or touch on the protected folder
- Coded with the maximum protection features, to avoid any error in the functions, the application work is guaranteed, even when installed another operating system
- Support spaces, and special characters in the password
- Support all folders properties, including read only and hidden
- Support External HDD’s and Flash drives
- Protected against system folders lock
- Supports locked in locked folders
- Faster password decoding
- Instant lock / unlock
- Low system resources usage
- No external programs / services running every boot for protect the folder
- ICACLS and TAKEOWN can’t grant the permissions to access the folder by Kernel Protection
- Compatible with all file systems.
WinFolder Lock Pro works fine on all Windows and you can get it from joshcellsoftwares.com. UPDATE: looks like the freeware has been pulled down. Maybe you want to check some others here.