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Standalone EXE Locker IconHow to lock a file - Standalone EXE Locker

How to lock a file . How to use easy file locker.

Standalone EXE Locker - Main Screen

How to specify the files that you want to lock

To specify the file that you want to lock :

Press on the "Add File(s)" button of the main screen and then select the files you want to add. You can also press on the "Add Folder" button to add the entire contents of specific folders.

You can also drag-and-drop document files or folders to add them.

To remove a file from the list, select it on the grid and then press the "Remove" button. To clear all files from the list press the "Clear" button.

How to import list of files

To import list of files press on the "Import List" button of the toolbar.

One file path should be on each line of the list file.

How to run Standalone EXE Locker from Windows Explorer

At first, during installation you have to check the checkbox "Integrate into Windows Explorer".

Afterwards, with right clicking on a file or folder you can lock it when you seelct "Lock with Standalone EXE Locker" from the context menu.

How to specify options

On the main screen of the application, you can specify the password for the files. Standard EXE Document Locker also shows you the strength of the password with a color. The color should be green.

The password should include alphanumeric characters, non-alphanumeric characters, upper and lower case letters and it should have a length of at least eight characters

Another protection mechanism is that you can specify that when run, the application screen has to be clicked a specific number of times and at a specific point of the screen (top left, top right, bottom left e.t.c.) to show the password entry box.

To enable this protection mechanism check on the "Click" checkbox and enter the number of click times. Also, select in the selection box the point of the screen that should be clicked.

To securely delete the original file after it has been converted to a locked standalone executable file, check the "Delete Original File" document. You can also obfuscate the output filename when you check "Obfuscate Filename."

Moreover, you can also specify the output folder where the generated locked document executable file will be placed.

Final step to lock and convert file to a password protected standalone exe

Finally, press on the "Lock" button and wait for the application to do its job.

In the end, the output folder will open in Windows Explorer.

Standalone EXE Locker - Main Screen

How to unlock the file

To unlock the file simply run the executable file. Then enter the password.

You can then unlock the file, unlock and execute the file or unlock all files of the current folder and subfolders with the same password.

Command Line Usage

Standalone EXE Document Locker can also be executed from the command line.

Therefore, it can be included in scripts and batch files.

Protects documents and converts it to a standalone executable file.
StandaloneEXELocker.exe [[file|directory]]
cmd : use the command line
file : one or more powerpoint files to be processed.
directory : one or more directories containing powerpoint files to be processed.
password : the password that will be used to protect the files.
click : number of times that is necessary to click with the mouse on the document, in order to show the login screen
clickon: index of where to click on the document in order to show the login screen]
1:Top Left Corner
2:Top Right Corner
3:Bottom Left Corner
4:Bottom Right Corner
5:Middle Center
delete : securely delete original document afterwards
overwrite : overwrite exe if it already exists
obfuscate : obfuscate output filename
outputfolder: Output folder value (if different than the folder of the first file)
/? : show help
Example :
StandaloneEXELocker.exe "c:\documents\invoice.doc" /password:"01!asAfdg!4301" /clicknumber:3 /clickon:1 /delete /overwrite

How to watch folders for files and lock them automatically

To watch folders for files and lock them automatically select "Folder Watch Settings" from the Options menu.

Then add in the new screen the folders that you want to watch by pressing the "Add" button and selecting them.

Afterward, specify whether to run the folder watch program automatically on Windows Startup and if it will be run only for the current user or the local machine.

Finally, press the "OK" button.

Now, when a file is created in the folder, it is automatically being locked.

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.

How to Register and Buy the application

Video Joiner Expert - Register - Buy You can buy our application by visiting the product page on our site and then press the "Buy" button.
Alternatively, start the application and press on the Buy button, and you will be redirected to our store webpage. (2)
After buying the application, a registration code will be sent to you via email within minutes.
To register the application and unlock all its functionality and remove the nag screen press on the "Register" button (1).
Video Joiner Expert - Register - Buy
Then in the registration screen enter the registration code in the textbox and press on the "Register" button (1).