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Best Encryption Software of 2022

Why Folder Lock is the best encryption software available now

Not only does Folder Lock provide file and folder encryption, encrypted cloud storage, and encrypted storage locations, it also features a file shredder that will give even the best recovery software a hard time.

There's also a wallet feature where you can securely store credit card numbers and other private documents, and there's protection for email and USB drives. PCMag awarded Folder Lock an Editors' Choice award and TopTenReviews chose it as their top pick for encryption software, stating in their review:

Folder Lock is encryption software that you can truly trust to protect your files and data. This program uses the Advanced Encryption Standard 256-bit key, which is the algorithm that many governments trust with their classified information across departments.

Folder Lock leaves you with the master password to unlock your files, but there is a secondary method that can be used if you forget the password. Don't like the idea of that? That feature can be removed.

If you're looking for the best encryption software out there, seriously consider going with Folder Lock. A one-time purchase costs about $40 (opens in new tab).

Conclusion

For the best overall encryption software out there, check out Folder Lock. Need something available on a subscription basis? AxCrypt gets the job done. For a free option, VeraCrypt is a powerful tool.

Cale Hunt
Cale Hunt

Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.