A reliable and easy to understand application aimed to provide you with a simple method of protecting the contents of local folders
Ace Secret Folder is a useful and intuitive software solution designed to help you secure sensitive files on your computer by hiding and encrypting the storage directory, so no one other than you can access its contents.
Simple and practical usage
The application features a fairly uneventful installation, but towards the end, it instructs you on how to call it out using a predefined keyboard combination, as it is otherwise invisible on your system.
Every time you wish to work with Ace Secret Folder, you will need to press CTRL+ALT+H, which is the default keyboard shortcut, but you can customize it immediately after setup.
Encrypt and hide system directories using a password of your own choice
To get things started, you first need to define the item that you wish to protect, by browsing through your system and indicating its path, then entering the password you want to secure it with, twice. This string will be requested whenever you want to perform even the slightest action, so make sure you remember it.
Ace Secret Folder will then proceed to hiding the directory, the only location you can access it from being the main window of the utility. When you open it, a ‘Control Board’ is displayed at the top of the screen which allows you to browse through the files or temporarily unprotect the folder.
In order to remove the protection for a certain folder, you need to use the ‘Decrypt’ function and evidently provide the password used to secure it. This will make its contents once again, accessible to anyone using the computer.
To uninstall the application itself, you need to resort to the ‘Settings’ area and click on the ‘Remove Software’ button, confirming your actions to finalize the process.
A handy tool for protecting sensitive data
In summary, Ace Secret Folder is a reliable and efficient program that can help you keep files and folders out of sight on your PC, by both encrypting them with a preferred password and by hiding them to ensure no one even knows about their existence.
LIMITATIONS IN THE UNREGISTERED VERSION
- 7-day trial period
- Cannot set a master password
- Nag screen