Free Software to Encrypt, Hide or Lock Folders

Secure Folder is a free and open source application which is designed to encrypt, lock or hide directories on Windows, it’s simple and easy to operate.

Also check out the free file encryption / disk encryption software and lockdown freeware we’ve featured before.

Free Software to Encrypt, Hide or Lock Folders


  • The user interface is straightforward and easy to follow.
  • Allows to protect an arbitrary number of directories.
  • Encrypt files by using 256-bit AES( Advanced Encryption Standard ) encryption algorithm.
  • Uninstalling or removing will not reveal locked directories/drives.
  • Allows to integrate with windows explorer.
  • Portable version available.
  • Allows to hide specific partitions.
  • Allows to clean recent folder, run( MRU ), open/save dialog, clipboard, recycle bin, temp folder, event log, windows prefetch files for you.
  • Works on several file systems including NTFS, FAT16, FAT32, exFat, EFS.

Secure Folder works on most mainstream Windows operating systems including Windows 7 and Windows XP, and supports 32 bit & 64 bit systems.

Secure Folder is free download available from and

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