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What are people saying about docLock - 3 user license

hameed azeez can i buy one license and use e in mylaptop and desktop ,both are mine?
Nov 6 2010 at 6:09pm Copy Link
Stan @hameed azeez: The policy says: "Licensed per user for non-concurrent use only, not allowing transfer of a license to another owned computer."
Nov 12 2010 at 4:21pm Copy Link
John H Instead of all that dragging, dropping and browsing .... how about if I could just right click on a file or folder to lock it or unlock it. Make it quick and simple.

Nov 12 2010 at 4:46pm Copy Link
DrTeeth DRM discussion started in the forums, particularly pertinent with this offering - 1 install per footprint indeed.
Nov 12 2010 at 10:20pm Copy Link
Roger Thomasson Thanks Guy, here's a link to the post:

Folks, please use it. Keep this board free for technical and application-specific discussions.

BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 13 2010 at 3:22am Copy Link
Robert Bell I am running 32bit Win7 Home, 4gb ram and QuadProcessor and Can not get this program to lock a single folder. I contacted support and was told I must drag folders not use the "Add:" button. Tried that to at least 20 different folders and none ever appear in the lock field. Files seem to work OK but a context menu lock sure would have been nice. Any suggestions?? Thanks
Nov 14 2010 at 6:09am Copy Link
LargeSoftware Customer Support Hi All - There are many ones to lock and unlock a file and or folder using docLock, here are some of the most popular, 1. Right Click on an file or folder, you will be given the option to lock, unlock or secure delete, directly from this menu. 2. You can drag and drop a file or folder into the file box. 3. You can also use the "Add" button with in the product to pick and choose a file or folder. I hope this helps.
Large Software - Jul 14 2011 at 12:11pm Copy Link
_*_ I am not starting a discussion on DRM, only letting the creator know that due to the DRM policy there is one less sale. I think it is good for those selling software to know why some people choose not to purchase.
Aug 10 2011 at 6:17am Copy Link
Linda Buchanan Ditto what MB said.
Aug 10 2011 at 6:41am Copy Link
bvssunnydale Is this or is there a portable version available? Thanks.
Aug 10 2011 at 6:53am Copy Link
Roberto i wish to know what will happen with the encrypted data if you go out of bussiness and users cant re-register your software.

imho is a bad thing.. im with M B user too.
Aug 10 2011 at 7:35am Copy Link
LargeSoftware Customer Support Hi MB - So it sounds like you are concerned that this particular license being promoted today is only good for one PC? That is easily solved, docLock includes portable functionality, where you are able to lock files on one PC and transfer to another PC, then open and work on those documents even with out docLock being installed. I hope this helps
Large Software - Aug 10 2011 at 7:52am Copy Link
LargeSoftware Customer Support WM Shore - With the license for docLock today, you will receive one master key, which will be used for your main PC, you are then able to download the free version on any PC you wish to lock and unlock documents. On the other side, docLock does include portable functionality, where you are able to transfer locked files to any other PC even if docLock is not installed on that PC
Large Software - Aug 10 2011 at 7:54am Copy Link
LargeSoftware Customer Support Roberto Porcar - docLock includes functionality that will always allow you to unlock your locked data. Even if docLock is uninstalled you will still be able to unlock files and folders. If docLock is unistalled you simply will not be able to create new locked files. Also if you do unistall docLock and wish to re-install, you can always find the free download link on our website, or you can email us directly at or call us toll-free 1-866-898-4890
Large Software - Aug 10 2011 at 7:58am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson Folks... no more with the anti-DRM +1's.

They'll be deleted or moved from here on out.
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 10 2011 at 8:01am Copy Link
Roberto i was worried about my computer data, not about my 19,95 bucks.
im ok with Nick's answer. thanks for the reply.
Aug 10 2011 at 8:52am Copy Link
John H I need to secure whole folders that contain numerous project files.

I would like to click on a locked folder and then just type in a password and then see it open. That would be worth paying for.

When I unlock a locked folder, I have to create a new folder somewhere to have the files placed. This is not much different than a locked zip file.

Am still looking for something more streamlined and idiot proof than TrueC___ .

Plus I now have 4 PCs scattered around my home and workshop. The 3 PC license package looks reasonably priced but again, would like to lock and unlock folders with minimal clicks.
Aug 10 2011 at 2:11pm Copy Link
Darlan souza esse site é nota mil com suas ofertas!
Apr 10 2012 at 3:40am Copy Link
wojtek lesinski Super easy and good soft
Apr 11 2012 at 1:13am Copy Link
Rajiv Nedungadi I need it too.
Apr 12 2012 at 7:27am Copy Link
Rolfi good soft
Apr 12 2012 at 7:28am Copy Link
Mark Golden I won't this product.
Apr 12 2012 at 11:31am Copy Link
manmohan singh This comment has been deleted due to a violation of the rules
Apr 13 2012 at 3:42am Copy Link
Adam Bridge Hi - is it just me or is anyone else having trouble downloading the software or accessing the Large Software website ? I am currently in China but my connection appears to be working fine forall other sites ?
Apr 13 2012 at 3:48am Copy Link
Mahmud Ahmadinezad Nice, no i can hide blueprints of nuclear power plant does not able to build a nuke.
Apr 13 2012 at 5:27am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale manmohan, Just click the big Green Button.

Mahmud, DON'T click the big RED button!!!
BitsDuJour Admin - Apr 13 2012 at 5:28am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Adam

Seems to be working fine over here Adam!

BitsDuJour Admin - Apr 13 2012 at 8:20am Copy Link
Stormy Wolf Win7 64bits IE9. After installing - rebooted .... I've right clicked over the IE Icon and Clicked 'Start InPrivate Browsing' which failed to open up an IE window. Normal IE works ok but only problem so far is from the right click over Private IE icons. After Clean-up, Defrag, Regs repairs, etcs....bring no improvement so I removed it in case it might do damage elsewhere.
Apr 13 2012 at 7:04pm Copy Link
ano nymus "Transfer of a license to another owned computer is not allowed."

what does this mean for me, when i get my new computer this summer? my old one is 7 years old and needs replacing. am i not allowed to use this tool on my new computer?
Apr 13 2012 at 8:01pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale That's correct, there are some restrictions on these 100% off deals, but hey, gift horse and all that.
BitsDuJour Admin - Apr 13 2012 at 8:02pm Copy Link
Thurman D Seems like a great piece of protection. Thanks
Apr 13 2012 at 8:02pm Copy Link
Jason Howard An unfortunate limitation when all of your files are protected etc and your computer dies - you cannot transfer the software to your new computer to gain access to your files?

Or is that part of the deal - free protection - then misfortune - if you want access to your files, you have to pay?

DocLocked in.
Apr 13 2012 at 10:11pm Copy Link
jjma79 maa looking forward to us it !
Oct 30 2012 at 11:47am Copy Link
Peter Thompson Been looking for something like this for ages! Thanks
Oct 31 2012 at 2:02am Copy Link
Pulok Dutta At last,Wow. Thanks to Bits.
Oct 31 2012 at 8:36am Copy Link
Peter Martin What are choice encryption settings and cipher mode
I am encrypting mostly word files
Nov 1 2012 at 2:02am Copy Link
Thomas Evans Can a folder be locked or only files?
Nov 1 2012 at 7:07am Copy Link
Peter Thompson is this still coming as I noticed its not on any of the emails now
Nov 3 2012 at 7:23am Copy Link
SAUD HSNE thank you
Nov 4 2012 at 6:26am Copy Link
ammar sbah thank you
Nov 4 2012 at 9:52am Copy Link
John Vance I'm game
Nov 6 2012 at 4:55am Copy Link
LargeSoftware Customer Support Hi Thomas - You can lock a whole folder or just individual files.
Large Software - Nov 6 2012 at 5:23pm Copy Link
LargeSoftware Customer Support Hi Peter Martin - docLock will work great for you for using word files. some of our encryption settings include; Blowfish, cast, 3des, des, Gosst, RC2, Rijndael, Twofish etc. Our Cipher modes include; CFB,
CBC, CFB-block, OFB. Hope this helps.
Large Software - Nov 6 2012 at 5:26pm Copy Link
Thriftslut Reviews at Amazon indicate program loses files and/or leaves original unencrypted files on disk. Has this been addressed in current version?
Nov 6 2012 at 9:42pm Copy Link
Antoosa The policy states that DocLock is licensed "per user," which means that users should be allowed to install program on "all owned computers.". But, policy says that "transfer of license to another owned computer is not allowed," which is not a good thing.

Developer, please clarify license policy. Thank you.
Nov 7 2012 at 12:19am Copy Link
Phil Tobin Interesting offer so I'll download and road test.

But this is yet another example of self-defeating protectionism: the license terms are wholly inconsitent with computer ownership and usage nowadays seeing as we've long gone from the era when a single household could only afford a single computer.

At the full retail of $49.95 I'd want a personal license covering all the computers in my possession -- in my case, two desktops and two laptops -- not have to fork out a truly massive (and preposterous) $200 or so.

When will developers wake up to the fact that restricted licensing means restricted business. . ?
Nov 7 2012 at 1:16am Copy Link
Martyn User What happens when you replace your computer? According yo your policy the program cannot be reinstalled on the new machine. Is this true?
Nov 7 2012 at 4:44am Copy Link
D Lawrie Is the locked file or folder then inaccessible
a. from Safe Mode (i.e. independent of a running process)
b. from a boot disk

Vital issues which discriminate these products.

There's nothing about this I can find on the site, and no email for support, just a US phone no. Shouldn't need to be try it yourself to find out.

License per user? No transfer? So how about.. reinstalling on a different disk on the same laptop..e.g? Or the replacement laptop when one dies?
Nov 7 2012 at 4:47am Copy Link
D Lawrie Can you recover a locked document from a disk from a laptop when that laptop has died?
Nov 7 2012 at 4:47am Copy Link
LargeSoftware Customer Support Hi Romo Joe - We have put in a safe guard to accidentally loosing files for first time users. To delete the original unlocked file after locking a file, simply select "Delete Original File" in the options menu.
Large Software - Nov 7 2012 at 7:14am Copy Link
LargeSoftware Customer Support Hi Antoosa - Yes you are correct docLock is a one license purchase, which means that it is good for one home PC. If you would like to place the product on multiple PC's you can go with the 3 PC version.
Large Software - Nov 7 2012 at 7:16am Copy Link
LargeSoftware Customer Support Hi Phil Tobin - Actually you can purchase a 3 PC license which would be good for all 3 PC's in your home minus one, for $49.95. That is our everyday price for a 3 PC license.
Large Software - Nov 7 2012 at 7:17am Copy Link
LargeSoftware Customer Support Hi Martyn Green - If you replace your computer, you can certainly redownload docLock onto the new computer an unlock any files you have locked. If you have the 3 PC license you will be fine to use on any one of 3 computers you own.
Large Software - Nov 7 2012 at 7:19am Copy Link
LargeSoftware Customer Support Hi D Lawrie - If you are able to recover files from a PC or laptop that has died, then yes you can recover any locked files. You are able to open locked files on any computer whether you have docLock installed or not. docLock does not need to be installed on a PC in order to unlock any files, therefore you can also transfer locked files to other computers, via email, flash /portable drive etc.
Large Software - Nov 7 2012 at 7:24am Copy Link
Winter Wolf Well I installed and tested this but have now uninstalled it. I did select the options to delete the original files after locking, and to delete the locked file after unlocking, but I found that the software did neither. The original unlocked files still remained after locking, and the locked file still remained after unlocking. So major fail. I also found the software needlessly cumbersome to use when compared to other competitors. In a field as crowded as this one is with good freeware options, I think your software would need to offer something unique and compelling in order to convince me to make a purchase. I don't see it with this software, and even though it's currently available for free (although with very limiting licensing) it hasn't earned a place on my computer.
Nov 7 2012 at 7:37am Copy Link
internet explorer to Nick Forcier: I am waiting to see your reply to Winter Wolf, and others probably are too, especially about whether docLock actually deletes or not. Is it necessary to reboot for the deletion to take place?
Nov 7 2012 at 8:26am Copy Link
LargeSoftware Customer Support Hi Internet explorer and Winter Wolf. We had to place a safeguard into our software for beginning computer users. Many times new computer users will create a password and automatically forget it right away. With that said, to delete an unlocked file after locking a file, simply go into the options screen, select "delete file after locking" and then lock your file. That file will then be automatically deleted. You must do this before you lock the file, other wise you will have to delete the file by hand or by using our file shredder within docLock.
Large Software - Nov 7 2012 at 8:53am Copy Link
Peter Thompson Is anyone getting a problem installing it. I get to the progress bit and then it just closes
Nov 7 2012 at 9:15am Copy Link
Phil Tobin @ Winter Wolf: this software doesn't remember your options. Although there are check boxes relating to delete original file after locking, and delete locked file after unlocking, ticking the boxes is valid *only* for the action you're currently taking.

This means that each time you want to lock or unlock a file, you must go back into options and start over again.

I appreciate the developer's attention to safety here but what with having to input the password twice every time you want to unlock a file, and then into options to check whichever is applicable, the process is a little elongated.

That said, however, surely nobody who uses this software is going to be spending their days, locking and unlocking files, folders etc. I lock my files for archival purposes of privacy and security -- not to constantly keep opening, closing, and opening again.

This software doesn't provide elementary invisibility but when used with the excellent freeware Wise Folder Hide, it's a good combination for the average home user. (Note: stay away from iObit's Protected Folder. It's sold on a wholly unjustified recurring license and does nothing that Wise doesn't do for nowt.)
Nov 7 2012 at 9:20am Copy Link
Paul T Is this the same version which I believe was offered here back in April? Thanks.
Nov 7 2012 at 9:41am Copy Link
Mario Balzic OK, folks, what this package DOES is simple, it creates a password protected ARCHIVE file, no more, no less. And it puts the file in the ROOT directory of the drive! And there's more...

Here is what I did: I was interested in protecting a folder, e:\xyz, on an external USB drive. Everything went fine, except nothing happened to the e:\xyz subdirectory itself. It existed without change. All that happened was a file appeared, e:\xyz.doclock. What this means is, the original folder is STILL UNPROTECTED. What the end result is, is simply a password protected archive file! And THAT is OK, but the documentation says nothing on this! You might think your folder is protected but it really isn't UNLESS the "wipe" feature really does what it SAYS it does, a secure wipe of the folder and files AFTER being deleted. Does it actually OVERWRITE the deleted files which is the ONLY way to securely wipe data from a hard disk? Inquiring minds waht to know... As a paranoid on my privacy individual who CARES about my data, this software package is not any better than simply using 7-ZIP, WINZIP or WINRAR and creating a password protected archive, and then using Norton Utilities secure wipe program to wipe free space and slack space on my hard disk. (by the way, I recommend 7-ZIP since it does what the big boys, WINZIP and WINRAR, in the commercial world do, but 7-ZIP is absolutely free. Look for it.) Unlocking a locked file is easy, BUT, it does the exact same thing as any other archive program, "extract" files back to the original location! At least it does not blindly overwrite the existing files, and politely asks. This activity is NO DIFFERENT than ANY other archive utility program. It appears that all this software package DOES is act as a front end for a proprietary archive utility, such as 7-ZIP, WINZIP or WINRAR. This appears to simply be "reinventing the wheel", so to speak. I like the idea of the random password generator, but that feature presents a huge problem if your computer dies and you end up reinstalling the software... Where are all of those random passwords you used? If your hard disk fails, the program that you used is now GONE. So as a question for the developer, how would one get access to the DOCLOCK archive stored elsewhere? How would one recover all of those previously used and stored passwords if you did not have a backup of the software also stored elsewhere with the DOCLOCK file? I can see reinstalling the software, but then what? If I have not separately stored the random generated password, it would appear my files are locked with no way to ever unlock them, yes?

And now, the bug report: When I go to "lock a file" and then click on the ADD button, I get a selection dialog box as expected, but all it will let me do is pick a FILE (or a group of files). How do I select a complete subdirectory? I can "drag and drop" a subdirectory into the box, (as I did with my e:\xyz test) but the select dialog FAILS if I click on a subdirectory displayed.

As another above: I, too, wondered about recovery from a hard disk failure. Based on my (limited) testing, it appears that IS possible, IF you save the DOCLOCK file somewhere else. Then, it also appears you could install the software again on the new replacement machine and get at your externally stored DOCLOCK file. Maybe the vendor can confirm that my somewhat limited testing is accurate regarding recovery and handling of the DOCLOCK file... Provided I also remember or independently saved the password used, of course.

Bottom line: this package says it protects files, folders and more, but it does no such thing. All of the files and subdirectories that you ADD remain on your hard disk, exactly where they were, thus you have to separately delete them and wipe the space to prevent another user on your computer from having access to your "protected" files and subdirectories. This software is simply a "front end" that creates a password protected ARCHIVE FILE which contains an encrypted COPY of the contents of a subdirectory or file. What you do after that, is your business. The licensing of a single user on a single machine defeats the stated feature of: "The password unlocks files wherever they go: if a trusted friend/colleague has the code, they can access files sent by email or USB." If I use this for my family, that means another licensed copy is needed for each family member, yes? This statement is NOT true! "unlocks files wherever they go" is FALSE. And it appears the ONLY way for anyone else to use the password to unlock a file is to have a EXE copy! Isn't THAT simply a "self-extracting" archive exactly like any other? If you make a ZIP file, then the person must have the ability to handle ZIP archives. Not everyone uses WINZIP or has access to a ZIP archive handler! And if one sends off a copy of the DOCLOCK file itself, then that other person must also have a licensed copy of the program.

All in all, there are simply too many flaws and reinventing the wheel here for me to use this program over something as simple and FREE as 7-ZIP that runs on windoze AND Linux...

Thank you for the offer...
Nov 7 2012 at 9:42am Copy Link
LargeSoftware Customer Support Hi Mario - Thank you for the feedback. If you do not choose to "delete file after locking" then yes you will have the original file still on your hard drive. This is a safety precaution for beginning users. If you choose that option, the file will be wiped clean off of your hard drive. Also you do not need to have docLock on a second PC in order to open a file, docLock is only needed on a second PC if you wish to relock a file. This means you can send or transfer a file to a PC that does not have docLock installed and still access and unlock the file. I hope this helps.
Large Software - Nov 7 2012 at 9:51am Copy Link
Winter Wolf Nick, with all due respect, you keep repeating your comments regarding the user having to select the "delete file after locking" option as a safety precaution for beginning users. First I do not consider myself to be a beginning user and actually have a reasonable level of experience in this area. Second, if you read people's comments carefully you will see that people such as myself and others did exactly what you keep suggesting, without success. I think Mario has provided an excellent summary, and as I commented previously, I don't see any reason to have this software on my computer, free today or not. Thank you for providing the opportunity for those that want it.
Nov 7 2012 at 10:18am Copy Link
LargeSoftware Customer Support Hi Winter Wolf - Thank you. I am so sorry I missed your comment previously about it not working for you. So please walk me through the process you walked through. If I am correct, you opened docLock, went to the options window selected "delete original files after locking" then went to the lock screen, and went through the process of locking the file. Once the file locked, you are still seeing the unlocked file as well, is that correct? Can you tell me if you tried this on your desktop or within a folder? Also my apologies, this safeguard was in place for the beginning user, not for advanced users like yourself. We know advanced users like yourself can remember passwords and use encryption quite easily, but we had to put it in just to make the most novice of users comfortable as well.
Large Software - Nov 7 2012 at 11:45am Copy Link
Emil Kucera Thank you for the free software. But PLEASE ! do make the options "sticky" - at least for the session, if not between the session, which would be even better. You can always work in a warning about it for the beginners.
Nov 7 2012 at 4:44pm Copy Link
LargeSoftware Customer Support Hi Emil - Thank you for the feedback, I will let our dev team know that the advanced users would like that option.
Large Software - Nov 7 2012 at 4:56pm Copy Link
Ray This simply creates an encrypted archive, not like a repository/container where you can open it, work with the files and when you close the container, it becomes encrypted again. Every time you open the archive, it extracts everything out of the archive. You don't even get an option to choose one file. It's an all or nothing approach. Not good if you have 100's or 1,000's of files.

You then have to encrypt the whole thing again. What's up with that. It's like encrypt it then forget it. You can use windows for that.

Using TrueCrypt would be a much better solution.
Nov 7 2012 at 6:23pm Copy Link
Nexus C Hi Ray, this is exactly the case. For selective files/folders encryption, winzip (or some other winzip compatible freeware) will do the job. For huge folder size (or you want to set it and forget it), I'm using TrueCrypt container (over the size of 100GB) approach that supports add/change/delete actions with real-time encryption/decryption (lightning fast).

Anyway, I've just tried the doclock. It's a simple file/folder encryption software. It might be good to use if we just want to protect a few files. But it's not that suitable for huge folder protection.
Nov 7 2012 at 7:30pm Copy Link
Mario Balzic Hi Nick:

Thank you for making a reply directly to me. I appreciate the time and trouble taken. I have done further investigation based on your and other people's comments. It is only fair...

OK, so I reinstalled the package (on a win2k pro laptop this time. I know, it isn't in the list of supported systems, but I tried it anyway... and it worked...) and based on your and other comments, I clicked on the "delete files" option and YES, the directory and files were gone. It was not obvious I needed to perform this additional step and I missed it... my error... You are correct that it IS relatively easy to delete the files after locking. I apologize for jumping to a conclusion. My only excuse is I did not do a comprehensive, complete test as I would if I were involved in beta-testing...

But that did not/does not answer my question about secure wiping of files. If I haul out a disk editor and examine the disk sector by sector, what will I find? Were the files overwritten, thus securely removing the old data? Or did you simply remove the directory and files from the disk directory and recycle bin? Deleted and erased files are NOT secured against prying eyes unless you overwrite the data, preferably 3 or more times, according to the DOD anyway... So, HOW you "securely delete" files IS critical information for me, though not so serious for other people, maybe. I read nothing here or on your site that relates to this.

You have an option to "clean" your hard disk (a useful security feature, IF it works. I hesitate to even try it since I have no idea what it actually DOES), and it appears to wipe free space, but what about slack space at the end of a file? When I save a 1 byte file, the hard disk allocates a full cluster to the file, so what about the rest of the cluster after the one saved byte? If you do not overwrite the entire cluster, then that trapped data in the slack space is STILL there! Which sort of defeats the security one desires by using the program to secure data.

Not saving a configuration option is a big inconvenience. Here I am, an experienced user, and in your words, you insist on treating me like a "beginner" EACH and EVERY time I go to use the program to secure any data. Sure, I agree, this "feature" CAN save a novice and it SHOULD default to OFF... at first. But, I should be able to somehow have a persistent option from one use of the program to the next so I do not have to repeat myself each and every time I use it! The program IS a decent program, easy to use, but it is NOT obvious about that delete files option. And using an online HELP system is a miserable alternative. What is one to do if there is no internet connection? And when you get to the online help, what do you do if you do not have a telephone available? Online help that is "under construction" is worse than useless, it wastes my TIME. You should have had your online support in place BEFORE you released this software into the wild. Better yet, you should have had SOMETHING, at least a minimal help system built IN. Clicking on ABOUT simply gets me the EULA and links, and clicking on HELP gets me a phone number to call. At least it is toll-free... I like the little "I" balloons. THAT is a really NICE touch. But a lot of the information balloons tell me something, but not what that something MEANS. What does CBC, Cypher Black Chaining MEAN, anyway? Why do you have 4 different options and why would I consider changing? What advantage is there in CBC over OFB? Do you see the problem? And why offer so many options on the type of encryption used? You ARE aware that Distributed dot net HAS broken DES, yes? Again, the "I" information IS very good, but why would I consider using something other than the default "blowfish"? Blowfish IS good, as I am aware from my own research into encryption schemes, but DES has been broken. Sure, DES is secure enough for an average user to encode email attachments, but not for a serious user like me. But what about the others available? What advantage do I gain (or lose) by selecting another encryption option? How does the level of compression affect the encrypted file? THAT is where more information in the form of documentation would really be a PLUS.

One other point: since this IS a front end for an archive encryption scheme, you could at least offer an option to select WHICH files of many already IN the archive to extract. Maybe I only wish to work with one file. Your program is "all or nothing". And also, you should offer an option to add an individual file to an archive already created. As it is, your interface requires you to extract ALL of the files, then to add a file. I would have to add it to the extracted subdirectory and then DOCLOCK the whole subdirectory again. This means a complete repeat of effort simply to add one file to a group in a subdirectory. Inconvenient, to be sure when I have several files in a group and I wish to add a single file. Please refer to my previous comment where I discussed working with encrypted archive files. The ability to work with individual files within the archive would be a plus point. The all or nothing approach does not work well for me.

I really like the user interface. It really IS a "friendly" program... And it is the user interface which is why I even considered this over my usual archiving with a password using 7-ZIP. But still, my bug report stands. I can not use the ADD button to select a subdirectory, only drag and drop (and when unlocking a file I drag and drop, why does it show the 8 character DOS name and not the "long name" for the file I am unlocking? There is a problem with the selection dialog box and how it works.). 7-ZIP, WINZIP, WINRAR and other archivers will delete files after archiving, but they do not offer a secure wipe, which is another reason why I considered this program, so I did not have to run a separate program to securely erase the files as I do now with Norton Utilities WipeDisk. My present passworded archive and then wipe the data using an old MSDOS utility is rather tedious. Your program has the potential to wrap up my rather awkward set of things I do into one neat package.

Still, thanks for the program. It has potential and I am sure a number of people will find a use for it. I'll keep it and check back occasionally to see if evolves into it's potential. This program could be SO much better than it is...

Thanks Nick!
Nov 7 2012 at 10:50pm Copy Link
Helen Oleary Why not just use the free TrueCrypt? Am I missing something?
Nov 8 2012 at 10:16am Copy Link
Peter Martin I love this software. The only thing I miss is a password hint. Otherwise it is a great pleasure to use.
Dec 28 2013 at 12:44am Copy Link
Michael R. It's an impressing list of features, on your website.

Unfortunately I can't find any video which would show me how the workflow is interrupted only minimal.

Here is what I would like: As soon as I access from anywhere (e.g. an application) to a file, which is protected by DocLock (either the file itself or the directory) and no password has been entered yet for this file, I would like to see a popup which would say, that the file/dir is protected and the user can choose, if he wants to enter the password or not. In case he does, it would also be nice, if he could switch, how long it should be unprotected, e.g. until this application stops, until the file is unlocked, forever, ... I suppose this would interrupt the workflow only minimaly. (And also it would be nice, to see, which dirs/files are currently unlocked). It would even be better, if this application would see the file/dir in the decrypted way, but others at the very same time won't.

So, can DocLock do this (or similar) and if not, is something like that planned for the near future?

If I see it right, I have to explicitely decrypt a directory (and after usage crypt it again), so every application can see the decrypted files while this time.
Dec 29 2013 at 10:48pm Copy Link
Peter Martin You also might consider the ability to automatically securely erase an originally unencrypted file that was just encrypted (after it was encrypted)
Dec 30 2013 at 12:08am Copy Link
_*_ Hello, I would like to ask if this install policy is still in place?:

"Online license activation is required with a hardware footprint, and 1 installation per footprint."

Would dearly like to purchase, however with one install per computer before you have to ask the developer time and again for a new activation if anything is altered in the system (hard drive, video card, memory, etc.) gives me great pause to click the "Get This Now" button.

Thanks for your help with this answer.
Feb 18 2015 at 4:20am Copy Link
LargeSoftware Customer Support Hi the install policy, is 1 license per computer. If you update your video, memory cards etc. that is still the same computer. If you want to add the product to another computer in the house or you get a new PC, you will need to use one of your three license keys this purchase comes with. If you have any other questions please let us know.
Large Software - Feb 18 2015 at 7:35am Copy Link
LargeSoftware Customer Support Hi - The website is constantly being updated, if you are referring to the copyright date, we only change that date if we have a complete and major overhaul, where the site looks completely different. In fact we are completely our new complete overhaul in the next 30 days, and will then update the copyright to 2015, but for updating and everyday changes we do not update the copyright date.

As for the product, we are always updating the product, and are always working on it. Our last update was just a few months ago, this update was based off of user feedback and small QA issues we have noticed.

Pricing wise, the price of $49.95 that you saw, was a shopping cart only pricing. If you are in the shopping cart this is the only way you can get that pricing. This is an incentive for someone that was already interested in purchasing the product. That is not an advertised price we have on the site or anywhere for that matter for $49.95.

I hope this helps, if you have any questions, please let us know.
Large Software - Feb 18 2015 at 7:47am Copy Link
_*_ @Nick Forcier, thank you for the quick replies it makes things much clearer.

I just want to make sure I am clear on the installs. The software no longer has a hardware footprint and is not limited to 1 install any longer?

Feb 18 2015 at 8:55am Copy Link
LargeSoftware Customer Support That is correct. If you do change operating systems, ie. Windows 8 to Windows 10, that would require a new license key. If you buy a new computer that would need a new license key. If you move computers to a new one in your house, you would need a new license key, etc.
Large Software - Feb 18 2015 at 9:27am Copy Link
_*_ Nick, would that be as simple as sending an email, or is there some procedure to get a new key sent to registered users? Not like 20 questions of why one would need a new key?
As a legitimate user I would rather not feel like I am looked at as a pirate of any nature.
Feb 18 2015 at 9:36am Copy Link
LargeSoftware Customer Support Hi - Your discounted purchase is for 3 licenses. So you are able to use those licenses as you see fit. For example, if you have two PC's in your home, and you wish to put a license on each PC and save one license for a potential new PC, or for an upgrade of an operating system, etc. you may. There is no need to contact us unless you wish to purchase more licenses for additional PC, operating system upgrades, etc.
Large Software - Feb 18 2015 at 10:46am Copy Link
_*_ So, is this still in effect?

"Online license activation is required with a hardware footprint, and 1 installation per footprint."

EDIT: after rereading your post above, I am not sure of something.
Are you saying that if I use 1 license on a PC then change something in that PC I need to use another license key up? Also, it appears from your statement that once all three keys are used up, then any further changes to a system that would require a new key additional keys would need to be purchased.

I have two PCs, so after the third key is used, that is it; I now need to purchase more keys (i.e. buy the software again)?

You would not simply offer me a new a key as a registered user?

Thanks for the help and offering clarity to my uncertainty.
Feb 18 2015 at 7:04pm Copy Link
disenchanted I have a few questions.

What level of security encryption are files and folder protected with?
Do folders and files have the same encryption choices?

I do IT Security work and have used products that are on the other-side-of-the-fence, like Passware forensic edition. Passware is for unlocking files if
someone forgets their passware, or an employee quits or passes away.
The older, less-secure 40-bit acrobat encrypted files are UNlocked within seconds.
The only files Passware can't unlock "instantaneously" are the
newer MS Office passwords and Acrobat 128-bit or higher.
Those can take hours to days to weeks to unlock.

That is why I ask about the level of encryption, because I know first hand just how fast the various encryption levels can be broken.

I was looking at purchasing this for my home PCs, depending on it's encryption level choices.
Thanks for your time.
Feb 19 2015 at 7:05am Copy Link
LargeSoftware Customer Support Hi,

In terms of the licensing, you will need a license for each PC you own. If you change anything on your PC, for example video card, memory etc. you do not need to use another license key. If for example you get a new computer, you will need a new license key, if you update your operating system from for example Windows 7 to Windows 10, you will need a new license key. This purchase is for 3 PC's, you may use the keys as you wish, if you have 3 PC's in your household, you may use all three keys on those computers. If you have two computers and plan on buying one in another month, use the two, and keep the third for the new PC. With the 3 PC license with this purchase, you are completely free to use how you wish, but minor changes to your PC does not require a new license key.
Large Software - Feb 19 2015 at 8:38am Copy Link
LargeSoftware Customer Support Hi,

All encryption levels on our software is 128bit. This is user friendly, easy to use, drag and drop technology. I hope this helps.
Large Software - Feb 19 2015 at 8:40am Copy Link
Jan-Christoph Ihrens @LargeSoftware Customer Support: I guess the lack of clarity arises from your usage of "license key". Most often, when some vendor tells me that I need a new license key, that means that I have to contact him to get one *for free*. Well, it's just a key...

What you obviously mean is that, if I choose to upgrade my Windows version or if I migrate to a new PC, I have to use a different license, not just a different key (or purchase a new one if necessary). That's something that really alienates me... Software isn't something you use and throw away. When I purchase a license, I'd really like to be able to transfer it to a new OS or a new computer if necessary. I'd still be using the same license then, so it would be no abuse (using one license on two or more computers), but just normal use of a software license.

Sorry, I can't support such a business model.
Feb 20 2015 at 9:05am Copy Link
LargeSoftware Customer Support Hi Jan,

Thank you for your response. That is the exact reason that we are offering you a 3 PC license, which allows you to use this software on three separate PC's. You are correct this is not a unlimited use license which allows you to use the software on an unlimited amount of systems and PC's, you have 3 licenses that you can use on news PC's, current PC's, or upgraded PC's.
Large Software - Feb 20 2015 at 9:14am Copy Link
Jan-Christoph Ihrens Well, this is a 3 PC license where I should use only one at a time in order to be able to use the software now, after the purchase of a new computer (which could be necessary next week or even tomorrow if my PC suddenly stops working), and after switching to Windows 10 in a few months. Sorry, but in my eyes that's still extremely strange, even with a three licenses package. I wouldn't want to burn software licenses just by switching computers or Windows versions.

It would be better to sell just one license with the possibility to transfer the license to another machine or OS version when needed.
Feb 20 2015 at 9:29am Copy Link
_*_ @Jan-Christoph Ihrens, I really wanted to buy this software. However, with the way I understand it, once you use up your 3 licenses you have no recourse other than repurchase the software.

I would rather have one license that I can install over and over again on the same PC, or move to different PC after uninstalling from the first one.

I wish it were simpler and could be explained in a more plain fashion. It leaves me personally not knowing exactly what-is-what, but I think I have it right at this point.
Feb 20 2015 at 9:56am Copy Link
Nadin Good day. Tell me, is there support for Russian language.
Feb 21 2015 at 1:29am Copy Link
LargeSoftware Customer Support If you send us a message in Russian, we will do our best to translate and respond to you with our best answer.
Large Software - Feb 21 2015 at 5:30am Copy Link
LargeSoftware Customer Support Hi All - I am really sorry the 3 PC license is not a perpetual license you can use for life. I wish we had something like that, but I am told that is why we are tying to at least give everyone the 3 PC license for the price we are. My apologies again, if you have any other questions please let me know.
Large Software - Feb 21 2015 at 5:38am Copy Link
_*_ @LargeSoftware Customer Support, thank you for the clear response. Whoever has the authority to make such decisions it would be good to let them know about lost sales due to the licensing policy.
I understand this is a deal presently, however once all three are used up it is no longer any form of a deal. Let the powers that be know if they put just a little faith in users that are willing to pay for the program and not lump everyone together as if they are not trustworthy there just may be more sales.
Feb 21 2015 at 5:48am Copy Link
Nadin Thanks for the answer, I mean in the program have the opportunity to choose the Russian language?
Feb 21 2015 at 7:19am Copy Link
Ela S. Agreed with the opinions above:

Really was keen to buy this software, but this licensing model is not satisfactory for me.

I usually have to move every 2-3 years to a new computer due to technical rsp performance issues. Besides, I am using one work notebook + one travel notebook + one tablet + others parallely.

In any case, I want to move purchased programs to a new computer model - and not to throw them away.
Feb 21 2015 at 9:04am Copy Link
RS Regarding the price, the developer's explanation defies what is clearly reflected on their website. Actually, the MSRP is listed as $49.95, not $149.95, and the software is currently on sale for $29.95. So the 'cart' explanation doesn't hold water. Given this deceptive response and the rather absurd licensing terms, I'll pass.
Feb 22 2015 at 12:32am Copy Link

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