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Quick File Locker IconHow to Use - Quick File Locker

How to Use Quick File Locker

Quick File Locker - Main Screen After running the application for the first time, you have to set a master password.

How to Lock Files

Afterward, to lock files or folders simply drag and drop the files or folders to the main window or press the "Add Files" or "Add Folder" button and select which files should be locked.

In the end, press the "Lock" button and wait for the locking process to finish.

Quick File Locker will lock only the files that are selected on the grid. If you want to lock all files of the grid press first the "Select All" button and afterward press the "Lock" button.

How to Unlock Files

To unlock files, select from the locked files list which files you want to unlock and press the "Unlock" button and wait for the unlocking process to finish.

How to encrypt Files or Folders

For better security, you can also encrypt files or folders and not to simply lock them.

To do this check the "Encrypt" checkbox on the locked files list and then press the "Lock" button. Quick File Locker - Drag and Drop Quick File Locker - Windows Explorer Integration

How to Lock or Unlock Files or Folders with a Right Click in Windows Explorer

To lock or unlock files or folders with a right-click in Windows Explorer you have to first have installed the application with the option "Integrate into Windows Explorer".

Then, simply select the files or folders you want and select "Lock with Quick File Locker", "Unlock with Quick File Locker" or "Open Folder in Quick File Locker" from the context menu.

How to rename and hide folders when locking them and not only their files

To rename and hide and folders that are being locked, open the "Options" screen by selecting "Options" in the "Tools" menu. Afterward, in the option "Do not rename, hide and lock folder but only its files" select "No".

How to set Hot Keys

You can set also a Hot Key for showing/hiding the application and also for locking and unlocking all files.

To do that open the "Options" screen by selecting "Options" from the "Tools" menu. Afterward, in check which Hot Key you want to enable and specify the hotkey combination.

How to change the Master Password

To change the master password select "Change Password" from the "Tools" menu and specify then the new password.

How to enable Stealth-Mode Operation

To enable stealth mode, check the appropriate option in the "Options" screen. Quick File Locker - Options Screen

How to change other Application's options

To change other options of the application open the "Options" screen by selecting "Options" in the "Tools" menu. Quick File Locker - Multilingual interface

How to change user interface language

When the application is first started it asks you for your desired user interface language.

You can also change the user interface language from the "Language" menu.