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What are people saying about Protected Folder

Ricky Rick No Thanks ...

The prgram maybe free for this particular deal. And the program may be excellent in and of itself ...

.... but a 1 year subscription and then it stops working after 1 year. No thanks. Not even for free.
Sep 2 2015 at 5:43am Copy Link
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BDrJ "it may be used for 12 months and will not function after that unless you renew your subscription."

===> indeed, NO thanks ... :\

I hate this new behavior!

(But thanks to Constantin F.)
Sep 4 2015 at 12:11am Copy Link
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M Lohnen Crazy! It will stop functioning after 12 months!! Bye bye protected files :-(
Sep 4 2015 at 1:21am Copy Link
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Terry Lee In my mind also,

The prgram maybe free for this particular deal. And the program may be excellent in and of itself ...

.... but a 1 year subscription and then it stops working after 1 year. No thanks. Not even for free.
Sep 4 2015 at 2:50am Copy Link
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Patrick User No Thanks
Sep 4 2015 at 3:20am Copy Link
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Cyril King What? after 1 year you'll have to pay a 'ransom' to open your files? that's way below the belt!
Sep 4 2015 at 3:49am Copy Link
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Norwel Gordon BEWARE:

Describing this offer as "FREE" seems very misleading.

It sounds more like a fully functioning one year "TRIAL" version.
Sep 4 2015 at 3:55am Copy Link
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T Smith Crazy way to offer something that a lot of users might actually want.. and then ruin it by saying it is FREE when in fact it is like getting the CryptoLocker infection on your drives/cloud/backups and then being asked to send $1000 to some numpties bitcoin address in outer Mongolia to get your files back..

*****

How was this even allowed on BDJ as a deal in the first place?

*****

Lets ALL hope the owner/dev comes on and changes the terms to 1 year and then no further updates, but can still use it AFTER the year..!!!
Sep 4 2015 at 4:15am Copy Link
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Randy Smith Oops my bad, my mistake.
How could I be so foolish to download this "free" deal without reading the details.

As the description reads: "encrypt your data so tightly" for a year???
Then what?

Good thing that I didn't install my downloaded free "protected-folder-setup-September2015.exe".

You can bet that I'll be deleting that off my PC immediately.
Sep 4 2015 at 4:45am Copy Link
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eldad User While I still appreciate BitsDuJour and GiveAwayOfTheDay, I too am deeply disapointed that some of the offered programs will work only for a year.

I spend the time to find out if such is the case before even reading the comments, and STEER away from such programs and from the companies that offer them.
Perhaps this recent phenomenon will be abolished if enough people complain about it.

Best regards to all,
Eldad
Sep 4 2015 at 6:14am Copy Link
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kevin buccinna Ditto
Sep 4 2015 at 6:22am Copy Link
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Leslie Winder Can you help me please? the email with the download link for Protected Folder arrived on time but there is no Registration Code, only a blank space where the Registration Code should be. Thank you.
Sep 4 2015 at 6:33am Copy Link
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John Hunter My email too is missing the key. Please resend it.
thanks
Sep 4 2015 at 7:05am Copy Link
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Bill Sech Got the deal however I am very diappointed. I thought I was getting a program. Instead all I have is a trial version with 19 uses left unless I register. The register email from BDJ has a blank registration code area, or in other words no registration information. So this is nothing of a deal its just a trial version download.
Sep 4 2015 at 7:07am Copy Link
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John Hood Assuming one likes the program and uses it for a year then pay the 20 bucks (or rethink if the price goes up).

If you don't like it, I can't conceive that we cannot undo the locks. Authors - that's a question. If we opt out after a year, can we presume we can unlock the folders? Yes or no.

This is for lack of a better name Trialware. Get over the I want it for free forever business.

However, Bits should advertise it as such. Trial. Albeit a long trial for a year. Bits has put up alerts or warnings before - they can easily modify the page header to inform the reader that there is no forever free ride on this software after a year.

John
Sep 4 2015 at 7:09am Copy Link
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Constantin Florea I just contacted the vendor regarding the questions above.
BitsDuJour Admin - Sep 4 2015 at 7:12am Copy Link
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Bill Morgan This program is from IObit who make some good software which they've discounted on this and other websites. IObit advertises the program as normally costing $39.99 but marked down to $19.95, with the same 1 year usage limitation. So, as it stands right now, this time next year it might cost me between $20 to $40 to renew the title, assuming I agree to these terms. I normally pass on these types of offers and I think I will do so on this one.
Sep 4 2015 at 7:21am Copy Link
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Bill Sech Just got a second email from BDJ and it contains a valid registration code. Now I have the functioning program for a year which is a much better deal. I'll play with it for a year. Thanks.
Sep 4 2015 at 7:30am Copy Link
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Constantin Florea @Leslie Winder, @John Hunter, @Bill Sech - I am sorry about the issue. I just resent you the receipt email containing the registration code.
BitsDuJour Admin - Sep 4 2015 at 7:32am Copy Link
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ByteSmith The vendor's website currently shows Protected Folder at an original price of $39.95 per year, but is currently available for $19.95 for a 1 year license. Ref: http://www.iobit.com/en/store.php I think that BitsDuJour simply presents the offers that vendors provide, and I appreciate that they do. It's up to us to be smart consumers, and I see a lot of those smart consumers chiming in today. Some people may take the free offer, and after 1 year decide that it's worth $19.95 or $39.95 or whatever current price is. Although it's nice to have a year to evaluate the software for free, even the special deal pricing if $19.95 per year seems very high for a simple encryption tool.
Sep 4 2015 at 7:37am Copy Link
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Leslie Winder Just got that second receipt email from BDJ with the Registration Code. Thank you very much.
Sep 4 2015 at 7:42am Copy Link
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John Hunter @Constantin Florea
thank you
Sep 4 2015 at 7:47am Copy Link
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John Hood To Bill Morgan. The $39.99 might be a deal breaker. The authors program might be more palatable if they offer/promise that the $19.95 price will prevail if one decides to keep the program after one year.

This should be within their budget as it is not likely that a million users will buy in through Bits (no hit on Bit intended) and they will go bankrupt.

Therefore they can dangle a more palatable $19.95 carrot to stay with it, try it, fly with it, or get off the plane.

I'm just testing it until I get my answer about unlocking if I opt out. It has a pleasant interface but I would change a few words in their description and Help file. Mox nix at the moment. How do I test ... put copies of a folder or files in the lockbox and see if it is worth the effort.

If one wants to really protect stuff, use Axcrypt or Kruptos - all it takes is a right click to encrypt or decrypt. And, one can obfuscate the file name - or not. I have no stock in these two companies but I use both of them every day. Especially for stuff I put in One Drive or Dropbox.
Sep 4 2015 at 8:44am Copy Link
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Fred Schall This offer is very confusing. In one place it says "it may be used for 1 year." Then what? You pay $19.95 a year after that? That's not free...!!!
Then in the download receipt it says: "Upgrades to future versions of the software will be free for 12 months" ....which means......what? The software will continue to run and work AFTER the 12 month period is over....and you may upgrade it free throughout that FIRST year of use?

We ALL need a better explanation of this offer.

Thank you.
Sep 4 2015 at 8:46am Copy Link
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jack hath Why lie about this Trial-ware being free?
Sep 4 2015 at 9:09am Copy Link
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John Oliver FREE you say...so you all want FREE stuff
to encrypt a folder.
Here you go.
For VISTA
>>
http://windows.microsoft....dows-vista
For Windows 7 ( probably works for 8 / 8.1 and 10 too but not checked )
>>
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http://www.gfi.com/blog/t...ncryption/
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Sep 4 2015 at 7:20pm Copy Link
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rodken First off Bits is an awesome site and I hope they never change!
I used to use Protected Folder V1.0 from Iobit which was lifetime, then they upgraded (1.2) and now they have the all hated 1 year subscription like so many others (even though it doesn't make any sense when refering to this type of software). So I switched to " wisecleaner[dot]com/wise-folder-hider-free " which is IMHO the exactly same type of software. Wisecleaner also has a Pro version, but sadly it's also the 1 year BS, but like I said they have a free version that I've been using for years, and is all I need. There is plenty of others also just look it up.

I am merely mentioning this just incase Iobit is actually reading these comments and maybe they will clue in that their business practices will not work while trying to compete with all around better businesses. Iobit seems to be leaning more towards ransomeware then customer satisfaction. What businesses like this don't seem to understand is they are actually pushing customers away, but they will get it when no one buys their products. Sorry Iobit but this is just common sense, which some of us still have.
Sep 5 2015 at 2:25am Copy Link
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RAHUL KINGDON Use less in Safe Mode! Only works in normal mode!
Sep 5 2015 at 10:58am Copy Link
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Terry Lee I don't care take the part in to the conversation any longer!
Sep 5 2015 at 11:36am Copy Link
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Sara Dee I agree this is only a 1 year "trial version." I'm not sure why a program like this would stop working after a year (I can understand updates).

here are two free alternatives: wise folder -which can be downloaded here: http://www.wisecleaner.co...-free.html

and

Safehouse explorer: which can be downloaded here: http://www.safehousesoftw...lorer.aspx

of course they both have free/pro version but the free version for me is sufficient and the "free" versions don't expire.
Sep 5 2015 at 11:50am Copy Link
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David User I pass. If it was made so that can recover files after that one year... maybe, but for one that forgets to decrypt before the year runs out, this becomes simply ransomware. Not for me.
Sep 5 2015 at 3:27pm Copy Link
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IObit @John Hood, after the code expire, you can choose to uninstall it. All you files will be found at where you have stored originally on you PC.
IObit - Sep 5 2015 at 7:19pm Copy Link
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IObit @Fred Schall, this giveaway offers 1-year free code of Protected Folder. BitsDuJour also provides an discount offer at $19.95. This is an optional and separate offer. If you purchase it, you can contact support@iobit.com and they will help you combine it to a single 2-year code.
IObit - Sep 5 2015 at 7:39pm Copy Link
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IObit @David User, after the code expire, you can choose to uninstall it. All you files will be found at where you have stored originally on you PC.
IObit - Sep 5 2015 at 7:56pm Copy Link
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BDrJ Hi

@ IOBIT
"after the code expire, you can choose to uninstall it. All you files will be found at where you have stored originally on you PC."

==> yep, it's just ridiculous -- Just a TRIAL version !

Can you understand that please?
Thanks!
Sep 5 2015 at 10:24pm Copy Link
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IObit @BDrJ
This is not an trial version. We are giving away PRO version of Protect Folder with license valid for 1 year. Hope this make sense for you:)
IObit - Sep 5 2015 at 11:29pm Copy Link
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Ricky Rick @IObit

You said: "This is not an trial version. We are giving away PRO version of Protect Folder with license valid for 1 year. "

BUT - after 1 year the software no longer works. That is calledd Trialware.

Giving away a Pro version or not - it should not stop working after 1 year.

It should continue to work - and if there is an UPGRADE - only then would a person choose to pay for the Upgrade - but the other FREE version would still work - it would not expire.

I hope that makes sense to you
Sep 6 2015 at 7:47am Copy Link
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Norwel Gordon When I made my first comment: "It sounds more like a fully functioning one year "TRIAL" version." I was giving the vendor the benefit of doubt by refraining to call it "Ransom Ware", only because I was unable to determine what happened to my protected data at the end of the trial year.

The fine print said it "will not function after that unless you renew your subscription.". And the "Website" link did not seem to work.

Now, much later, we are told ""after the code expire, you can choose to uninstall it. All you files will be found at where you have stored originally on you PC.""

This only makes me question how protected me data really is if just uninstalling exposes that data.

At best this vendor needs to do a better job of describing the offer.

Thanks to BDJ for including that opportunity with "The fine print", which I consider required reading.
Sep 6 2015 at 8:23am Copy Link
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Ricky Rick @Norwel Gordon

Great point Norwel about the files becoming UN-protected by just un-installing the program.

As of now I see 185 people want this offer. Can't figure that one out after all the negativity posted. There's something fishy about that in my mind.
Sep 6 2015 at 8:38am Copy Link
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John Hood Author -- one year from now when free expires, what do you see the price to be for a license?

If I chose to pay the price, is it a lifetime pay or lifetime for this version and upgrade charges for new Versions e.g., lifetime for all 2.0+ versions but upgrade fees for 3.0+ versions.

Last question. Is there an annual subscription rate or as I described above?

If this is like Microsoft Office 365 where one pays an annual fee, then you have wasted my time.

John
Sep 6 2015 at 10:14am Copy Link
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Cyril King I am a little bit confused about the 'lifetime pay' you are saying John. I may be wrong, but the way I understand it is like this:- There is no lifetime anything, you pay a yearly fee (now 19.XX $) for using the product. After the said year is over, your software stops working unless you pay again for another year, by then, the 'fee' may be increased to whatever takes the 'Author's' fancy and you will probably pay it to 'maintain' your encrypted files. Then again, there may be V 3.1x or whatever, that's not downward compatible to V 2.x because of W10 or faster than or blah..blah. and you'll have to buy that one too because V 2.x is no longer 'supported' - they all stopped working ! - and the yearly/monthly fee lol, may be (they haven't decided yet-it ain't gonna be cheap) for a price that may make your whole body jerk involuntarily due to shock. In 5 years, you may have to re-mortgage your house to keep your files safe. Are you feeling me John? :) Ps. This comment is no reflection on BDJ whatsoever.
Sep 6 2015 at 8:51pm Copy Link
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John Hood Cyril like your humor but having bought enough software to pay a few mortgages there are still some out there that do not charge an annual fee. Kruptos 2 is one of them ... they only ask for upgrade fees generally discounted for so-called major upgrades from 3.xxx to 4.xxx and it is a long time between 3 and 4 etc. Generally 3xyz are no cost bug fixes or small nice to have stuff.

CintaNotes sells a cheap lifetime license and I like the program so I bought it. There are others.

Never in my several decades have I voluntarily paid an annual fee except for Norton or McAfee. Can't get by them on annual stuff because they do a pretty good catch on crap. Annual fees suck. When in doubt ask.

It is why I am royally p at Microsoft with what they are doing with Office 365. Won't buy it. They can stick it.

This author has not been clear thus just asking the question. If he charges annually for same version bye bye. If he does not give a reasonably good discount for moving from 4 to 5 whatever I stop using it.

Another gouger is WinZip. They are coming out with new versions every other month charging what the market might bear. They are wearing out their welcome. And the changes between versions are nothing but bait and switch.

What would be Great...

Bits forces authors to fill out a small form and it is posted on Bits page

Fees...

1. Annual Fee ... Y or N
2. Version 3xyz bug fixes fee ...Y or N
3. Version move from 3 to 4 ... Y or N

Etc

It would cut out a lot of the uncertainty and guessing.

Love Bits ... Great Service. But as in life they can always hang on another bell or whistle if questions like ours and others are habitual the same.


See you at the bar.
Sep 7 2015 at 1:19am Copy Link
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Andrew Tate Only 1 yr. Sorry I will stick with Cryptainer LE that is totally free forever (you only pay if you need bigger encrypted folders). Plus good old TrueCrypt - still using the previous version that allows encryption / decryption.
Sep 8 2015 at 1:53am Copy Link
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Cyril King Only 1 yr you say...luxury! I just saw the same product being given away on another site for just 6 months!
Sep 8 2015 at 2:19am Copy Link
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Ivan Hoe I'd certainly not touch a program offered as FREE and then shut you off after 12 months. It's sort of narrow-minded exhibit that I'd rather save them their trouble whoever they might be.
Sep 12 2015 at 7:27pm Copy Link
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Mike Montes What happens after 12 months and forget to renew or decide not to renew the license? Are my files locked forever, with no way to get to them unless I renew?
Jun 9 2016 at 9:53am Copy Link
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Stuart Clarke There's no reason why iObit imposes a recurring charge every 12 months other than to make massive profits out of the naive. 'Protected Folder' is NOT an AV and does NOT have a database the constant maintenance of which puts the developer to great cost. There's also the fact that 'Protected Folder' is a Windows program which only works as described IF Windows loads fully on boot-up; if a computer is started in Safe Mode then 'Protected Folder' isn't loaded at all and every so-called 'invisible' file is actually on view to everyone.
Jun 10 2016 at 6:06am Copy Link
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Heidi-Ann Kennedy-Fourkiller Kind of like Trial Ransom Ware.
Jun 10 2016 at 6:09am Copy Link
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IObit @Mike Montes,

You can still use unlock function to unlock all the files you have locked previously.
IObit - Jun 12 2016 at 2:23am Copy Link
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Kia Mack Will this work for a folder on my flash drive?
Jun 12 2016 at 9:51am Copy Link
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Ze Ro @IObit
What stops working after 12 months? Do the protected folders unlock, can files no longer be added, or something else?
Jun 12 2016 at 9:51am Copy Link
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IObit @Ze Ro,
You can unlock all the files.
IObit - Jun 12 2016 at 7:04pm Copy Link
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Marilyn Holkham Ok downloaded and used the code. I got the software. I put a file in there and immediately forgot my password. How can I retrieve that?
Jun 14 2016 at 2:12am Copy Link
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Steve User Useful if you have important documents that you don't want to be deleted.
Feb 15 2017 at 9:54am Copy Link
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CthulhuSaves An important point of clarification:

What happens to protected folders after the 12 months are up?
Feb 16 2017 at 11:01am Copy Link
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bernardo User What will happen after 12 months? Will I be obliging to buy a subscription to get my files back? Looks to me more like a long distance trial-ware than a giveaway.
Feb 16 2017 at 11:03am Copy Link
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John User "After you purchase Protected Folder, it may be used for 12 months."

What happens after the 12 months have passed?
Feb 16 2017 at 11:05am Copy Link
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Doug Lietz Will the software protect folders on an external hard drive connected to my licensed computer via USB?

And what happens if this external hard drive containing my protected folders, is connected to someone else's non-licensed computer.

Do the protected folders remain locked with no way to open them except by connecting the drive back to my main licensed computer again? Or do the folders become unlocked when the drive is connected elsewhere?

Another question... I use a cloud back up service (Carbonite). Will my "Protected Folders" still get backed up to the cloud... or not?

Thanks.
Feb 16 2017 at 1:45pm Copy Link
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IObit @bernardo User After 12 months, if you don't need Protected Folder any more, all files will be unlocked and you may find the files at the former path. We won't keep your file. And if you want to keep protecting your files, you may renew the license.
IObit - Feb 16 2017 at 7:31pm Copy Link
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Daniel . So it sold out already?
Aug 30 2017 at 2:28am Copy Link
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Constantin Florea @Daniel ., I am sorry about the issue. It is fixed now. You may participate in the promotion by clicking on the Get It For Free button at the top of the promotion page.
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 30 2017 at 2:30am Copy Link
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Noel Rodrigue What do you mean "... and will not function after that unless you renew your subscription."^

I will not be able to access the folder? It will revert to an unprotected folder? The folder 'evaporates'? And do we get to have some inkling of what the new rate will be in 12 months? What happens if the company goes out of business/is sold for some reason? How would I reconnect to 'buy again'?

Offers like this always seem interesting but also always leave me sitting on the fence thinking I'm better off without the product than hostage to it.
Sep 2 2017 at 12:09pm Copy Link
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Daniel . @Noel Rodrigue Yeah I got the deal but just for messing around with the software. I wouldn't use it for real files though because of the 12 months thing.
Sep 2 2017 at 2:52pm Copy Link
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Kit Kagaya If we install the software within 7 days and then uninstall it, can we install it again after the 7 day period?
May 3 2018 at 7:52am Copy Link
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Loyal Customer Out of curiosity, is IOBit a Chinese company?
May 3 2018 at 7:52am Copy Link
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Fred User Kit Kagaya - The answer is no like most giveaway software.
Also even if you install it then 6 months later it stops working which mean you lose access to file you protect.

After you purchase Protected Folder, it may be used for 6 months.
May 3 2018 at 12:50pm Copy Link
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Bob Bacle When you say:
After you purchase Protected Folder, it may be used for 6 months.
Does this mean that if I download this program for free today that I can only use it for 6 months?
Nov 15 2018 at 5:07am Copy Link
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jack hath Why would anyone want to install software that stops working after 6 months?

What happens to things "Locked" inside the "Protected Folder" after expiration? -- Are they still accessible and merely un-protected?

Or are they locked up and inaccessible?

This is obviously a very bad idea for a so-called "Promotion."

I downloaded this b4 I read the Fine-print, but I won't install it.
Nov 15 2018 at 8:38am Copy Link
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lisba f What about backing up? My backup program will be able to back up my protected files or skip them?
Nov 15 2018 at 9:24am Copy Link
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Bob Bacle Well, I see that the authors are not responding to comments about this software.
I remain quite dubious about it since it is only good for 6 months.

And like Jack has said "What happens to things Locked inside the Protected Folder after expiration?

This kind of promotion is not going to go well because no one will want to use it because of the expiration problem.
Nov 15 2018 at 12:11pm Copy Link
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d adams @Bob Bacle

In most cases you would be able to download the trial version of the program to recover your data after the six month has expired.

You raise a good point. Why should someone install a program they know they will need to uninstall after six months? In some cases the subscription is necessary. For example, an antivirus or anti malware program must be update to remain up to date and effective. This program requires no updates to be made. Why the need to pay each six month? Perhaps the publisher could explain?
Nov 15 2018 at 12:16pm Copy Link
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Michael Guilfoyle These 100% deals are nice but not receiving the Reciept emails at all. Recieve promotional emails no problem. but no receipt emails and no way to contact anyone
Nov 16 2018 at 2:25am Copy Link
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Constantin Florea @Michael Guilfoyle, I've just sent you the receipt email for your purchase. If you haven't received it, it may be because you are expecting it to arrive at a different email address. If that is the case (if you haven't received it), please contact us at notify@bitsdujour.com with the correct email address where we should resend it.

Also, please notice that you can always have your receipt emails resent from your Purchases page:
http://www.bitsdujour.com.../purchases
(only the ones from the On-Site BitsDuJour Purchases section)
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 16 2018 at 2:53am Copy Link
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ioannis User And what aboyt after the six months period?
Thanks.
Oct 15 2019 at 3:18am Copy Link
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luffylaw User thanks
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lxm0302 User thanks
Oct 16 2019 at 6:33am Copy Link
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Jerry User After you purchase Protected Folder, it may be used for 6 months. After 6 months and my files are still in a locked folder am I screwed unless I purchase? Or will the folder automatically unlock after the 6 months? Just wanna be sure I can still access my files!
Oct 16 2019 at 1:00pm Copy Link
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Peter Laszlo The website shows a price of $39 AUD for a 12 month licence.
This type of software would be well served by a REASONABLY priced Life-Time licence.
So, is there a Life-Time option?

When I start adding up ALL my licence renewals (excluding Microsoft subscriptions) this amount is now approaching close to $1000 AUD.
Whilst I understand that software companies need to make money, I am not going to be used continually as a cash-cow.

Very simple solution: Price the product Life-Time LIcence at a reasonable level, and charge an affordable and realistic Yearly Administration Fee, but certainly not an amount approaching the original full price.
Apr 26 at 5:55am Copy Link
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Levis Allain They sould sell a lifetime license, not just a year. Product like that,i like to buy and not have to renew every year.
Apr 26 at 5:59am Copy Link
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Windows OS Hello:

I had downloaded an earlier offer for the IObit Protected Folder App. The installation was simple and the program appeared to do what it suppose to do; there was one problem though; I had the program Everything (Search) app installed on my PC at the same time and the contents of the (Protected Folders) would appear in the everything search window. This problem may have been rectified by now. Those who have everything search installed will be able to check this out for itself.
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