Encrypt files and folders using the 256-bit AES algorithm, and then unlock them easily at any time, with this straightforward utility.
- DeadBolt File Encryptor
- Version :2.0
- License :Trial
- OS :Windows All
- Publisher :Jordan Alfonso
DeadBolt File Encryptor Description
You can never be too certain that your important files won’t fall into the wrong hands, whether you are transferring them through various means or keeping them on a computer that others have access to.
DeadBolt File Encryptor is a fairly simple application that can help you secure your personal data and ensure others can’t access it without your permission. It is a basic encryption tool, but it gets the job done.
Rudimentary UI that is quite easy to work with
There isn’t too much to say about the program’s user interface, as it consists of just a small window, the encrypt/decrypt buttons and a progress bar. Not too flashy, but it is very straightforward.
However, it would have been great if the application offered support for drag and drop, as it is a bit difficult to import new files, especially considering that the last location is not remembered.
Offers two encryption modes and can secure individual files or entire folders
DeadBolt File Encryptor uses the AES encryption algorithm, and support for 256-bit AES means you can enter passwords of up to 32 characters. A password generator isn’t included, so you need to come up with secure passkeys yourself.
When encrypting items, you can select a single file or just process everything in a certain folder. The application can overwrite the originals, but you also have the option of saving encrypted content to a DBF file that can only be opened with this utility.
Decryption is relatively simple, but you have to take into account that the created DBF files can only be decrypted if this application is installed on your machine.
Simple but useful file encryption utility
In the end, DeadBolt File Encryptor is a great tool for users who need a simple, free way to protect their files. It may not offer an extensive feature set, and it could use a couple of small improvements, but it can certainly do the job.