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I installed Folder Lock 7.2.2 and locked F drive, But now I can't access the F Drive.

It is not asking for the password. My system OS - Windows 7 64bit. How to unlock the F drive?

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does the f drive doesnt show in folder lock list?execute folder lock and explore whether it shows there or absent there too? –  BlueBerry - vignesh4303 Jan 30 '14 at 5:03
see also superuser.com/questions/598584/… –  Sathya Jan 30 '14 at 5:09

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Check if this helps:

  • To remove password

    1. First close Folder lock and show hidden file and System hidden file
    2. Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options
    3. Select the View Tab

Under the Hidden files and folders heading select "Show hidden files and folders"

Uncheck the "Hide protected operating system files (recommended)" option

Click Apply then OK

Delete "win_mpwd_sys.dat" From

C:\Windows\ (in Windows x86) 
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ (in Windows x64) 

Run Folder Lock and enter new Password

Here is a link you may want to read, it is the FAQ's for Folder Lock.

And last but not the least you can Open FolderLock with the Serial Key you used at the time of installation. It helps

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If it's so easy to clear the password or apply a new one, then why would anyone even use that tool in the first place? –  Mario Jan 30 '14 at 10:20
@Mario i.e is the drawback, every program has its own drawback –  Amarnath Balasubramanian Jan 30 '14 at 10:22

You can only unlock the drive if you remember the password. Unlocking goes in the same way as locking. If you lost the password, your only option is to format the drive, as you cannot recover the files in any way.

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To regain your data stored in folder lock do this....................... 1>Go to My computer 2>Select the view tab, then show hidden files 3>then go to c directory 4>Then go to user/user name/appdata/local 5>then this will be a file name extension as (.dat) 6>cut that and paste to the desktop 7>Enjoy.. folder lock is asking for new password If you like this please click on like button comment.........................

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