Do you have sensitive files or folders that you want to keep away from prying eyes? Do you want to encrypt your data with a strong password and prevent unauthorized access, deletion, or modification? If so, you might want to try Lockdir 5.7, a powerful and easy-to-use tool that can help you secure your files and folders on any Windows computer.
Lockdir 5.7 is the latest version of KakaSoft LockDir, a popular software that has been trusted by millions of users worldwide. It uses industry-standard 256-bit on-the-fly AES encryption technology to lock up your files and folders with a password. You can run it directly from a USB drive or CD without installing it on your computer. You can also change the icon of the protected folder to make it look like a normal one.
In this article, we will show you how to use Lockdir 5.7 to protect your files and folders in a few simple steps.
Step 1: Download and Run Lockdir 5.7
You can download Lockdir 5.7 from the official website of KakaSoft or from other trusted sources. The file size is about 2 MB and it comes in a ZIP archive. You need to extract the ZIP file and run the Lockdir.exe file. You will see the main interface of Lockdir 5.7 as shown below.
You can choose your preferred language from the drop-down menu at the top right corner. You can also click on the Help button to access the user manual and FAQs.
Step 2: Select Files or Folders to Protect
To protect your files or folders with Lockdir 5.7, you need to drag and drop them into the Lockdir window or click on the Add button to browse and select them. You can add multiple files or folders at once. You will see them listed in the Lockdir window as shown below.
You can also right-click on any file or folder and select Lock with Lockdir from the context menu. This will launch Lockdir and add the selected item automatically.
Step 3: Set Password and Options
After adding your files or folders, you need to set a password and some options for them. You can click on the Options button at the bottom left corner of the Lockdir window to open the Options dialog box as shown below.
You can enter your password in the Password field and confirm it in the Confirm field. You can also click on the Generate button to create a random password. Make sure you remember your password or write it down somewhere safe.
You can also choose some options for your files or folders, such as:
- Hide Folder: This option will hide your files or folders from Windows Explorer and other applications.
- Lock Folder: This option will lock your files or folders with encryption and prevent anyone from accessing, deleting, or modifying them without your password.
- Encrypt Folder: This option will encrypt your files or folders with AES algorithm and make them unreadable by anyone without your password.
- Portable Folder: This option will create a self-extracting executable file that contains your files or folders and can be run on any computer without installing Lockdir.
- Change Icon: This option will allow you to change the icon of your protected folder to make it look like a normal one.
You can select one or more options according to your needs. You can also click on the Advanced button to access more settings, such as:
- Hide File Extension: This option will hide the file extension of your protected folder.
- Hide File Size: This option will hide the file size of your protected folder.
- Hide Creation Date: This option will hide the creation date of your protected folder.
- Hide Modification Date: This option will hide the modification date