GiliSoft File Lock Pro

GiliSoft File Lock Pro

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This program received 5 awards

Video tutorial & screenshots

  • General Settings
  • Folder Encryption
  • Locking Files
  • Main Window
  • Settings Tab
  • Encryption
  • Main Interface
  • Entry Password
  • Password Setup

Editorial review

All comments (1)

Margie Smeer Senior editor

This review applies to version 8.1. The latest version of this software will soon be reviewed by our informers.

GiliSoft File Lock Pro is a simple-to-use application that offers an easy and convenient manner of protecting files against unauthorized use and access. This simple yet powerful tool lets you block files either from being opened and viewed, or from being opened and modified.
It also lets you hide files completely, concealing their existence from prying eyes. It can perform the same hiding and locking operations not just with files, but also with entire folders or even drives.

GiliSoft File Lock Pro is very simple-to-use. It comes with a self-explanatory interface that can be used with ease even by complete beginners. Furthermore, it’s neat, lightweight and resource-friendly. This doesn’t mean that it doesn’t offer any additional functions and features. For example, it provides a handy function that allows monitoring a folder for any changes.

Besides, the application can be completely password-protected, therefore allowing its opening and using only when the right password is provided. Furthermore, it can even be made completely invisible on your system, so no one will be able to know that this tool is installed on your computer and it’s used to make files to be locked or hidden.

It can also encrypt data using the reliable 256-bit AES algorithm, and the encrypted containers can be created as stand-alone self-executable EXE files, which are easy to be distributed around.

In an end note, GiliSoft File Lock Pro is a nice tool that makes protecting confidential files a really easy job.


  • Easy-to-use.
  • Password-protected access to its interface.
  • Can also protect entire drives.


  • The interface cannot be resized or customized.
  • No stand-alone, offline "help" file.
  • A bit pricey.

What's new in version 4.3

Write protection feature and fix some bugs.

Publisher's description

GiliSoft File Lock Pro is a tool to hide, lock or encrypt files, folders and drives on your PC in order to prevent unauthorized access or tempering with your files. You can choose to lock a folder or file, preventing access to it without the proper password, or you can completely hide it from sight, so that nobody even knows it's there. The program can also be used to create self-decrypting EXE containers from selected folders or files, allowing you to store them on a removable drive or exchange them with other users. The encrypted containers will only reveal their content if the correct password is provided.Other features include Windows Explorer integration, secure file shredding and write-protection (files are shown but cannot be changed).GiliSoft File Lock Pro uses 256-bit AES encryption to protect your data.

Latest comments

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    Guest 3 months ago

    If you're looking for an encryption app with strong 256 bit encryption, File Lock Pro is an excellent choice. It has a very attractive interface that is intuitive, and easy to use. For that purpose, I really like this app. As far as hiding files, it works fine within the context of booting from your own OS, however, if you boot from a Linux USB drive, you can see all of those hidden files. Of course, this would take a user with a fair amount of knowledge, and it would be useless to them as long as your files are encrypted.

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