USB flash drives and memory sticks are very prone to loss or theft. This might turn into a serious problem if you usually keep sensitive or personal information on those portable devices. Fortunately, there are programs such as Folder Password Expert USB, which allow you to encrypt and password-protect the folders on your devices.
Unauthorized users can make copies of the protected folders, but these cannot be browsed without entering the correct password. The program allows you to protect folders on your hard drives also, and therefore it does not limit itself to portable devices. When you protect a folder, its typical icon changes to show you that it has been locked. When you try to browse it, Folder Password Expert USB opens automatically and asks you to enter the password you provided when protecting the folder. If the password is the right one, the folder is unlocked immediately.
The program's interface is very simple and intuitive. It shows a central panel with a list of all the previously protected folders. You can select and unlock any of them directly from here. In addition, you are allowed to lock any folder from here too, for which you will have to locate it using the "Select folder” dialog. Finally, the program is also capable of searching for locked folders and subfolders in the drive or folder of your choice.
Folder Password Expert USB definitely provides you with a very useful and important security service. It is compatible with all modern Windows versions, including Windows 7. However, its price might turn out to be too high for many people.
- Simple and intuitive user interface
- Allows you to protect folders on both portable devices and hard disks
- Can search for locked folders on the drives and folders of your choice
- Compatible with all modern Windows versions, including Windows 7
- A bit expensive