Folder Lock Issue

  Angry Kid 15:52 23 Mar 2008

Can anyone hep a friend of mine?

I have been helping him to tidy up and clean his pc for a while now and he is wanting to use Perfect Disk 2008 by Raxco.

However, he installed Folder Lock from click here some time ago and has subsequently lost/forgot the password! The problem is that PD crashes after nearly finishing analysing his disk due to a conflict with Folder Lock. This is mentioned on the Raxco website.

Is there any way of disabling Folder Lock from running in order to avoid this annoying driver clash? I do not think he is bothered about losing the contents of Folder Lock as they are practically lost without the password.

Any help appreciated.


Angry ;-)

  GaT7 19:49 23 Mar 2008

A few possible ways?

Ctrl+Alt+Del > Processes > Right-click Folder lock process(es) & select 'End Process'

To stop it running running at boot-up: Start > Run > type msconfig & press OK > Untick it under the Startup tab & press OK/Apply > Reboot PC

If the above don't work, can he not just uninstall Folder Lock (FL)? G

P.S. Free & better alternative to FL is TrueCrypt click here.

  Angry Kid 20:07 23 Mar 2008

Thanks for your post.

I will try your suggestions with him when he is nex online.

Unfortunately, Folder Lock cannot be uninstalled without the password,as this is part of the encryption.

Thanks also for your recommendation.

I'll continue to leave this thread open for the time being.

Angry ;-)

  brundle 20:10 23 Mar 2008

Contact the authors, they seem to push that aspect - I suppose you're still a `customer` even if you're using a free product. click here

Otherwise boot from an XP CD and manually delete the folder.

  Terry Brown 20:45 23 Mar 2008

Download SIW.EXE (System Information for Windows), after it has run, go to the top line and look at software, scroll down to secrets. This should give you the password you require.
You can also try BELARC.

  brundle 21:03 23 Mar 2008

It won't pick up passwords for Folder Lock unfortunately; click here

  rawprawn 10:02 24 Mar 2008

Try deleting it in DOS
click here

  rawprawn 10:05 24 Mar 2008

Sorry you can't use that command in XP

  rawprawn 10:08 24 Mar 2008

click here scroll down for XP

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