Gilisoft File Lock

Lock, hide, password protect files and folders from unwanted access.

XP/7/10/11 (32 bits&64 bits)

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Gilisoft File Lock - a lite version of the File Lock Pro

File Lock is a security software that can restrict access to files and folders: lock files, folders and drives; hide files and folders to make them completely invisible; password protect files and folders; monitor what happens in a folder; encrypt your business and personal data; permanently remove unwanted files; File Lock protects files and folders without altering those files and folders, your files won't have chance to be destroyed by it, and it will not slow down the system speed. With the users & groups and schedule options, you can specify different protection modes for different users, or at different date time. You can easily protect any file or folder by dragging it to the main window of File Lock.

For macOS users, please go to  File Lock for macOS

For Android users, please go to  File Lock for Android

For Windows users, please go to  File Lock for Windows

Exclusive Features of File Lock Windows 11

Hide folders, files and drives

File Lock helps you protect your privacy by hiding your folders, invisible to anyone who has access to your PC even under safe mode, hidden folders visible only if you have access to the program.

Lock folders, files and drives

Folder lock offers basic features and a very easy way to lock your folders on a Windows device. Locked files, folders or drives can’t be opened, modified, renamed, moved, deleted, copied without password.

Password protect folders, files and drives

Protect with a password your sensitive files will be locked and safe from prying eyes, from unauthorized access, hacking and virtual theft. File Lock will automatically lock your folder once you close it. You are NOT required to open and lock it manually every time.

Watch file modification or changes

File Lock monitors the folder or disk drive that you choose and lists every filename that is being modified, created, or deleted. You can specify "*." in the include/exclude wildcard fields in order to include or exclude files without extension

Encrypt your business and personal data

File Lock uses high compression and strong AES-256 encryption to encrypt your files to GFL or EXE format. Your files are compressed and encrypted, so when you go to access them, you simply need to input password to view the file.

Permanently remove unwanted files

It's sometimes possible to recover files after you've deleted them. File Lock can permanently securely delete individual files, whole folders, entire disk drives or partitions, and even unused space on a disk.

Uninstall File Lock asks for password

Another very impressive feature of File Lock is that you cannot uninstall the program without putting in the password. This is extremely beneficial as hackers will often try to attack important programs on your device.

Exclude list from protection

Some system files and folders should not be protected as they will cause system error while the system cannot access them. To avoid this, we add these files and folders to the Exclude List. Moreover, you should also add other items which will cause such problems to the Exclude List.

Powerful self-protection

File Lock can hide itself from destop, quick link, start menu or context menu. When someone enters wrong password more than 5 times, it will send alarm notifications to your pre-defined e-mail and the unknown login will be temporarily banned.

Easy to lock folders

File Lock can lock file or folder with windows explorer context menu or simply dragging and dropping it into the program’s main window. When forget password, you can find lost password with your pre-defined e-mail.

Media Review

“GiliSoft File Lock is a useful piece of software for people looking to pro- tect important or sensitive information from prying eyes...”


“ GiliSoft File Lock has an attractive interface that is simple to operate. The program guides users through the entire process with a few simple onscreen instructions...”


Features Comparison Sheet


  • File Lock
  • File Lock Pro
Hide file / folder on local drive
Hide file / folder on external drive
Password protect file / folder on local drive or local drive
Password protect file / folder on external drive
Password protect shared folder on LAN
Deny reading file / folder on local drive or local drive
Make file / folder on local drive read-only
Make files /folder on local drive undeletable
One password protect file folder on local drive
Application Firewall (Block Running Programs)
Protects Files Folder & Drive in Safe-Mode
256-bit AES File & Folder Encryption
File & Folder Portable Encryption
Secure File, Folder and Drive Shredding
Folder Monitor & Program Log
Automatically Lock after close file
Self protect, Invisible (Stealth) Mode
Recovering forgotten password
Support windows explorer context menu
Support drag and drop files folders to Application
Lifetime Free Updates


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