File Management Organization Microsoft Private Folder

Microsoft Private Folder 1.0 for Windows

by Microsoft Corp.

Avg. Rating 3.7 (41 votes)

File Details

File Size 1.5 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 109,418
Publisher Microsoft Corp.
Homepage Microsoft Private Folder

Publisher's Description

Microsoft Private Folder is a useful tool for you to protect your private data when your friends, colleagues, kids or other people share your PC or account. With this tool, you will get one password protected folder called 'My Private Folder' in your account to save your personal files. Download and have your private folder today.

Note: Microsoft Private Folder is provided specifically for genuine Windows customers, and requires genuine Windows validation in order to download. The software is free, and does not come with product support.

Latest Reviews

El Raton de los Datos

El Raton de los Datos reviewed v1.0 on Dec 28, 2014

Too bad it's for Windows XP ~only~.

The DataRat

Zildur

Zildur reviewed v1.0 on Dec 26, 2006

I use it every single day 3 days a week for storing the passwords for almost 550 hundred of servers our company, HP, supports.

It has been pretty useful and straight to the point. It just does what you need it to do. Simple, easy to use.

Obviously, one always have to keep a backup of your info (come on its an MS product!), but I have only faced a failure once.

Choose it if you wish a fast-simple-easytouse-portable-passwordprotected-handy application.

Regards.

RejZoR

RejZoR reviewed v1.0 on Jul 15, 2006

It does what it's suppose to do. Simple to use and very straight-forward. 5/5 on this one. Nice job MS, would certanly like to see more of such handy tools.

Vampmon

Vampmon reviewed v1.0 on Jul 15, 2006

I use this and i like it, it does what it's supposed to do, end off.

hideki

hideki reviewed v1.0 on Jul 12, 2006

Somewhat malicious. It is not reliable. Seems to hang explorer.exe at 99% of CPU usage frequently beyond repair. (thus hard-reset is only solution, because task manager can't kill this explorer.exe when this happens.)

arossetti

arossetti reviewed v1.0 on Jul 11, 2006

The program hung when trying to change the password. Uninstalled, and though the files remain fairly easy to find on the PC, they do remain encrypted (and hence unreadable). This is a handy app for most folks. I highly recommend maintaining a backup of any files stored in MPF though.

As for the strength of the security, MSFT states that this is not meant to be be a high quality file encryption program. It is simply meant as a means for the casual user to secure files from other relatively trusted people who share the PC with them.

I had to rate a 3 because of the password hang issue, which could result in lost data if the user doesn't have a backup. I can see the program improving though. It is only 1.0 after all ;)

fadedangel

fadedangel reviewed v1.0 on Jul 8, 2006

ok where to start.

firstly, this is too little, too late.

windows 98 should have had a private folder/file encryption functionality but it didn't, nor 2K, nor really XP, i know it does, but it's pathetic.

private folder is too little, too late.

using it for just five minutes i found out icon caching problems, weak encryption on the password schema, plus who the hell is gonna trust Microsoft with their private files?

WGA phoning home, this app needs WGA?

no fu**ing thanks.

Corbit

Corbit reviewed v1.0 on Jul 6, 2006

Does what it's s'posed to. And, hey, it's NOT called Windows LIVE Private Folder. A welcome reprieve.

m-p{3}

m-p{3} reviewed v1.0 on Jul 6, 2006

Not bad, but my posting is warning for a NoWGA version. Search on Demonoid.

pnutts

pnutts reviewed v1.0 on Jul 6, 2006

To horsecharles:

Why rate the product low when you didn't read or understand the system requirements on the download page?

"The following hardware and software are required to run Microsoft Private Folder 1.0:

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Professional Edition and Media Center Edition with SP2"

Avg. Rating 3.7 (41 votes)
Your Rating
El Raton de los Datos

El Raton de los Datos reviewed v1.0 on Dec 28, 2014

Too bad it's for Windows XP ~only~.

The DataRat

Zildur

Zildur reviewed v1.0 on Dec 26, 2006

I use it every single day 3 days a week for storing the passwords for almost 550 hundred of servers our company, HP, supports.

It has been pretty useful and straight to the point. It just does what you need it to do. Simple, easy to use.

Obviously, one always have to keep a backup of your info (come on its an MS product!), but I have only faced a failure once.

Choose it if you wish a fast-simple-easytouse-portable-passwordprotected-handy application.

Regards.

RejZoR

RejZoR reviewed v1.0 on Jul 15, 2006

It does what it's suppose to do. Simple to use and very straight-forward. 5/5 on this one. Nice job MS, would certanly like to see more of such handy tools.

Vampmon

Vampmon reviewed v1.0 on Jul 15, 2006

I use this and i like it, it does what it's supposed to do, end off.

hideki

hideki reviewed v1.0 on Jul 12, 2006

Somewhat malicious. It is not reliable. Seems to hang explorer.exe at 99% of CPU usage frequently beyond repair. (thus hard-reset is only solution, because task manager can't kill this explorer.exe when this happens.)

arossetti

arossetti reviewed v1.0 on Jul 11, 2006

The program hung when trying to change the password. Uninstalled, and though the files remain fairly easy to find on the PC, they do remain encrypted (and hence unreadable). This is a handy app for most folks. I highly recommend maintaining a backup of any files stored in MPF though.

As for the strength of the security, MSFT states that this is not meant to be be a high quality file encryption program. It is simply meant as a means for the casual user to secure files from other relatively trusted people who share the PC with them.

I had to rate a 3 because of the password hang issue, which could result in lost data if the user doesn't have a backup. I can see the program improving though. It is only 1.0 after all ;)

fadedangel

fadedangel reviewed v1.0 on Jul 8, 2006

ok where to start.

firstly, this is too little, too late.

windows 98 should have had a private folder/file encryption functionality but it didn't, nor 2K, nor really XP, i know it does, but it's pathetic.

private folder is too little, too late.

using it for just five minutes i found out icon caching problems, weak encryption on the password schema, plus who the hell is gonna trust Microsoft with their private files?

WGA phoning home, this app needs WGA?

no fu**ing thanks.

Corbit

Corbit reviewed v1.0 on Jul 6, 2006

Does what it's s'posed to. And, hey, it's NOT called Windows LIVE Private Folder. A welcome reprieve.

m-p{3}

m-p{3} reviewed v1.0 on Jul 6, 2006

Not bad, but my posting is warning for a NoWGA version. Search on Demonoid.

pnutts

pnutts reviewed v1.0 on Jul 6, 2006

To horsecharles:

Why rate the product low when you didn't read or understand the system requirements on the download page?

"The following hardware and software are required to run Microsoft Private Folder 1.0:

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Professional Edition and Media Center Edition with SP2"

dejavu

dejavu reviewed v1.0 on Jul 6, 2006

Jordanr05 said all: Why isn't this feature incorporated into windows? Works fine for me in another partition and with another name!

captainahab

captainahab reviewed v1.0 on Jul 6, 2006

Very simple and works well.

The desktop icon can be removed if you right-click the lock in the system tray and select options.

Graig

Graig reviewed v1.0 on Jul 6, 2006

Looks good for me except that it shows up on the desktop as My Private Folder. Not so private after all. But had no problem browsing to another location other than C: to install it.

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v1.0 on Jul 6, 2006

Just went there:

Validation is not currently supported for this version of Windows or for this non-Microsoft operating system.[0x80080200]
Why did it not validate?
It appears that you are using an operating system that is not currently supported by the validation process. Only the following operating systems are currently supported:
Windows XP Home Edition
Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Starter Edition
Windows XP Media Center Edition
Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

So, screw Vista & all the 2K3/2K Pro/Server variants.

Bah!

Jordanr05

Jordanr05 reviewed v1.0 on Jul 6, 2006

I've been waiting for this from Microsoft for a while. Why isn't this feature incorporated into windows? Hidden folders sucks ass.

Nevertheless the fact that the folder has to remain on the c drive is horrible. Most people put their docs (or porn) no other partitions).

And no you can't rename the folder. Another downside. The program still does what it does though.

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