Folder Guard

Folder Guard 8.1

Folder Guard is an access control and security tool for your folders
4.4  (103 votes)

Folder Guard is an access control and security tool to keep your data and folders away from unwanted hands. The program allows you to control the access to your folders in different ways. You can hide your personal folders, make them look empty and make them read-only or inaccessible using password protection.

A built-in folder tree helps you to explore your drives easily and choose desired folders to lock. The program can also make shell changes to your operating system and restrict RUN commands, search menu, recent documents menu, My Documents and restrict access to Control Panel also. You can also restrict the use of Task Manager and CMD.exe commands (DOS access) using the permissions. The program can also tweak your system to create the Restart Button in your Start Menu.

Using the permissions, you can also lock your local disk drives with a password or make them read-only or invisible. You can also stop other users from making changes to your IE settings. The program can be used by multiple users with different passwords that make this tool a useful application for offices and public computers.

For novices, a Quick Start Wizard can help to understand the locking process easily. The program also gives you one click access to some system tools including Registry Editor, Policy Editor and Control Panel.

So if you are working at your office and don't want anybody to copy or see your personal data without your permission, Folder Guard is just a click away to help you.

jasminder singh
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Review summary


  • Easy to use.
  • Can lock any folder and local disk drive.
  • Can hide, make inaccessible or read-only any folder


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