Protect and hide folders, files, drives. Security tools for hiding your files, folders, and drives.


Encrypt... lets you encrypt a file that is already protected and listed in the Universal Shield window. To use this feature:

Note: The items you selected to encrypt remain encrypted until you decrypt them. Even if you DISABLE protection and delete the file from the Universal Shield window, the encryption remains in-place. For more information, see "How to Decrypt a File".

  • Select a file that is in your Universal Shield window and that has Encryption set to No.
  • Click Encryption > Encrypt..., or right-click on the item on the protection list and select Encrypt... The Encryption dialog box opens.
  • Select the Algorithms you want to use from the drop-down list.
  • Set your Password. Anyone who wants to use the data in your encrypted files will need to know the password to decrypt them.
  • Click Start and then Close to encrypt the files you selected.

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Universal Shield 4.7: Hide files, folders, and drives, and set access rules using flexible security combinations for your most precious data.

Lock Folder XP is a new security tool that lets you lock your files, folders, and drives with your personal password.

Protect Folder: Lock USB drives and local folders on the fly by protecting them with your own password.

USB Security: Secure workstations or the entire network against unauthorized USB devices.

DiskBoost: Speed up disk operation with a secure virtual RAM disk.

Using Protect Folder 98, you can password-protect your files and folders from unauthorized access by other Windows 98/ME users.

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