Safe is a secure storage and data encryption software for Windows which is gonna create a password protected, hidden folder on your computer, a “safe”, where you can hide and secure any data that you might need protecting from prying eyes. Not only that your data is gonna be protected with Safe, but you’re also gonna be notified when and if someone tries to access your folder. When a wrong password is entered, alarm will go off until you type in the correct password.
Interface of this free data encryption software can be seen down below. It looks like an actual safe with buttons important for managing everything (adding files, creating folders, “locking” the safe) being spread out around the edges. In the middle, the list of folders and files that you’ve protected can be seen.
Plus buttons in the top left corner are for adding either new folder or new files into the vault. Vault in the empty list area in the middle. There’s no restrictions on the file type, everything from media to text documents can be protected.
Key features of Safe are:
- Free and simple to setup: everything is configured automatically
- Creates a secure password encrypted folder on your computer
- Can be used to password protect and hide both folders and files
- Alarm: has a built in alarm that sounds off if wrong password is typed
- Hides the location of the secured folder so people that can’t find it
- Works with all versions of Windows: starting with Windows XP
Most of us are living with either nosy roommates, nosy relatives or if we don’t have any of those, if we live alone, we often find that friends when they come over to hang out tend to snoop around our computer or laptop. Those interested in keeping their privacy can use tools like Safe in order to keep their private data secure. Here’s a few pointers to help you get started.
How to secure and password protect files with Safe: free data encryption software for Windows
Default password that you’re gonna have to type in is 1234. It can be changed by clicking on the Change Password button in the bottom left corner. You’ll have to type in the existing password and then type in the new one that you want to use.
When you type in the password, you’ll be brought to the add files interface which can be seen on the first image from the top.
Click on the plus buttons in the top left corner opens up the file selection window. From there you can select the files that you’d like to secure, hide and password protect. When you’re done adding files, click on Lock in the bottom right corner to close the safe after which to access files again you’ll need a password.
Safe is very easy to setup and use. If you’re looking for a way how to easily hide and password protect files, this is definitely something that you should look into. Free download.
Download Safe here.