My Lockbox

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My Lockbox

Creates a hidden password-protected folder to hide files and subfolders from prying eyes.

4.5

Our rating: 

4.5
License: Free (Limited features)
Review & Alternatives: Best Free Folder Hiding Utility
Categories: Disk & File, Folder Hiding

Pros & Cons:

Folder is not only hidden from view, but also from the system and applications, and will remain hidden even if the computer is started in safe mode.
Does not secure your files through encryption, nor is it fool-proof; Limited to one folder with unlimited subfolders; Uses the OpenCandy wrapped installer as an option.

Our Review:

My Lockbox is my recommended utility from FSPro Labs. It creates a hidden password-protected folder. What makes this utility better than many others is that this folder is not only hidden from view, but it's also hidden from the system and applications as well, and will remain hidden even if the computer is started in safe mode.

Be aware that My Lockbox does not secure your files through encryption, nor is it fool-proof; two users have indicated that they were able to access their folders without using their passwords. With these reservations it still works well to hide a casual folder, but for really important data use an encryption program like VeraCrypt.

Please note that as of version 3.9, My Lockbox uses the controversial OpenCandy wrapped installer although it also provides an alternative installer without OpenCandy at the bottom of its download page.


My Lockbox was reviewed by on based on version 2.99.