Advanced Folder Encryption is a software application built specifically for helping you encrypt files and folders, as well as delete data permanently from your computer.
The main panel reveals a well-organized set of functions that allows you to trigger most of the actions with minimal effort.
Files and folders can be added to the workspace by simply dragging and dropping them into the primary window or using the built-in browse button.
Advanced Folder Encryption gives you the possibility to encrypt files and folders by setting up passwords, pick the strength of the password (normal, high, or highest), and select the mode (local or hidden). You can view information about the encrypted items, such as ID, path, strength, mode, and status.
When it comes to deleting private information from your computer, you are allowed to build up a list the items that you want to wipe out. It offers support for batch processing, which means you can remove multiple files at the same time.
The tool makes use of the well-known sanitization algorithm, DoD 5220.22-M, in order to make sure no traces are left on your computer. The file shredding process ensures your files and folders are completely wiped out from your system, so they cannot be recovered using dedicated tools.
The program lets you protect your hard drive and hide it, save the decryption history log, add Encrypt and File Shredder options to the context menu, choose a special icon for the encrypted directory/file, customize the looks of the app by selecting from different themes, set up a master password, so other users cannot run and uninstall the program, as well as automatically look for updates.
All in all, Advanced Folder Encryption provides some handy features for helping you encrypt files and folders, as well as delete data permanently from your computer.