How to Recover Files from Folder Lock without Password

Tracy King updated on Jul 02, 2019 to File Recovery | How-to Articles


This article introduces professional file folder recovery software and effective methods to help you restore files from Folder Lock without a password. Just download this software and follow to unlock and remove access permission to Folder Lock and restore your files now.

Can I recover files from Folder Lock without password?

"Do you know how to remove Folder Lock password protection? Or can you please show me how to remove access permission from Folder Lock without password? 
I forgot the password to the Folder Lock on my computer and I need to use the saved files now. And I want to know if there is a chance for me to unlock Folder Lock and restore my files in it? Please tell me how?

Folder Lock, which is a powerful software to safeguard vital data and files, sets password protection of file folders in Windows PC, allowing users to hide files, to encrypt files and even to securely delete files. However, when users forget the password, they will surely be locked and won't be able to access their locked files and data. 
So if you cannot open Folder Lock and even forgot your password, don't worry. Just follow two steps below to see how to remove password from Folder Lock and restore files from Folder Lock now.

Step 1. Unlock Folder Lock without password

To remove access permission and unlock Folder Lock without a password, you have 3 options as shown below. And you can selectively follow any one of these methods to unlock Folder Lock without password now:

Method 1. Restart Windows from Safe Boot Mode to unlock Folder Lock without password

  1. 1. Press Win + R to open the "Run" dialog > Type: MSCONFIG and hit Enter.
  2. 2. Click "Boot" in "System Configuration" dialog.
  3. 3. Select "Safe Boot" with minimal radio button > "OK".
  4. 4. Click "Restart" when another dialog appears to ask you to restart Windows in Safe Mode.

Then Windows will restart from Safe Mode and you can restart Folder Lock which will run without asking for password. And now you can use files inside Folder Lock.

Method 2. Remove folder access permission to Folder Lock without password

  1. 1. Right-click on the file or folder which is locked by Folder Lock and select "Properties".
  2. 2. Click "Security" > "Edit".
  3. 3. Now you'll see "Group", user names box;
  4. The user names are System, Your Name and Administrator etc;
  5. 4. Select the first name and you'll see "Deny" check box list (Full control, Modify, Read & execute, List Folder contents, Read, Write etc.) in Permission for 'username';
  6. 5. Uncheck all Deny boxes and do the same process to all other usernames;
  7. 6. Click OK.

Now that you can access to your folder files and data without any passwords and you can reuse those saved files and data again.

Method 3. Unlock Folder Lock by using Registry Editor

  1. 1. Click Start > Open the "Run" dialog > Type: regedit and hit Enter.
  2. 2. Open Registry Editor and go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER.
  3. 3. Click "Software" > "new software" > "folder lock" > "Uninstall".
  4. 4. Edit the value to 0;
  5. 5. Go to Control Panel and uninstall Folder Lock.

Step 2. Recover files after removing Folder Lock password protection

So now you can view, find and reuse your saved files in Folder Lock or folders again without any passwords. If you cannot find wanted files in Folders or Folder Lock, follow either method offered below to get your files back now:

Method 1. See, view and find all present and lost files from Folder/Folder Lock

If you lost some files, or cannot find all saved data in your Folder, don't worry. Professional file recovery software allows you to see, view and find all present and even lost files in Folder with a few simple clicks. 

Follow below guidelines to find all your files in Folder or Folder Lock now:

Step 1. Connect your device to PC.

If you lost files on an external storage device, connect the storage device to your computer firstly.

Step 2. Run this software and scan the lost file.

Run EaseUS file recovery software - Data Recovery Wizard on your PC, specify the location where you lost files and click "Scan" to scan those lost files.

Run data recovery software.

Step 3. Preview and restore file.

After the scanning, you can find and double-click to preview your lost files here:

  • Delete Files: All your deleted files are listed here.
  • Drive (with your device name): It loads all lost files here.
  • Lost Partition Files: Check first if your hard drive is formatted or partition gets deleted.
  • Extra Files: All files that lost names or paths on your drive can be found here.
Scan and find lost files.

Step 4. Choose and restore files.

Finally, select the found files, click "Recover" and navigate to save them to a secure location on your PC or another external storage device.

Restore lost files.

Method 2. Show or unhide hidden files in Folder/Folder Lock

If you've set to hide some important files in Folder or Folder Lock, you'll need to follow the below steps to show or unhide all hidden files in file Folder or Folder Lock:

  1. 1. Click Start > Control Panel > "Appearance and Personalization" > "Folder Option".
  2. 2. Choose "File Explorer" if you want to show hidden files > Click the "View" tab.
  3. 3. Under Advanced settings > Click "Show hidden files, folders, and drives" > Click "OK".

100% of people found this article helful.


Frequently Asked Qusetions

1. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

2. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

3. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

4. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

5. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

About Data Recovery Wizard

It's super easy to recover 250+ types of files after deletion, disk formatting and virus infection. Click the links and compare the difference of each version.