File Lock for Mac from Thundershare is a free program that makes it easy to control access to folders or files. It prevents changes to files, and lets you conceal folders and files so they're completely invisible to other users.
If you share your Mac with other users, either in the office or at home, there may be files and folders that you don't want anyone to be able to change. While File Lock is a comprehensive file protection program, the software itself is password-protected, giving an extra layer of protection from prying eyes. If you're looking for other options, it's also worth checking out Gilisoft File Lock and File Lock PEA.
Is it possible to lock a folder on Mac?
Yes, with File Lock, you can lock complete folders or individual files. What's more, you can lock and unlock your files and folders with just a single click.
Is File Lock free?
You can try it for free, but to unlock all the features, you'll have to buy a licence. Thundershare has licences for pretty much every kind of user. Whether you're a private user or an IT professional, there's a range of options available.
Is it safe to install File Lock?
Yes, as long as you download it from a reputable website.
As File Lock is a portable file and not an application, it's not available from the App Store. There's always the risk that it will get bundled with other unwanted or harmful programs if you download it from a non-reliable site.
How do I remove File Lock?
It's easy to remove File Lock from your Mac. In Finder, navigate to wherever you saved the downloaded folder. Right-click on it and select 'Move to Bin'.
If you're sure you want to permanently remove it from your computer, find the Bin, right-click on it, and select ‘Empty Bin’.
Switch locked status
We found File Lock extremely easy to use. We particularly like the seamless switchability between the locked and unlocked status for files and folders. The fact that the program itself is password-protected is a bonus.
Due to its great simplicity, and the wide range of licencing options, we definitely recommend File Lock.