Folder Guard licensing explained

Password-protect and hide personal files and folders with Folder Guard for Windows 10,8,7, and XP.
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Our Folder Guard software offers many different ways of protecting files, folders, and programs, including some advanced methods that are useful mostly in the business environments and have little practical use at home. We thought it would be unfair to expect the home users of Folder Guard to pay the full price of the software for the features they would not use anyway, so we created a less expensive option specifically designed for the home users. If you have registered Folder Guard with a Home license that was described as for the home, personal use only, the following limitations apply:

  • The filters are not available for use with the Home licenses. You can still see the list of filters in the Filters view, but you would not be able to enable them for actual use. To use the filters, purchase one of the business licenses, such as the Professional or Office license.
  • If you have purchased a Home, personal license, the shared folders cannot be protected with passwords for use by the network users. You should still be able to set up folder passwords for the local users.
  • Even if you are a business user who doesn't need the filters or the network passwords, you are still not authorized to use the Home license on a business computer. The Home license can be used only on a personal computer that is not used for any business or employment-related tasks.
  • To install Folder Guard on a Windows Server, an office license for 10 computers or more must be purchased. Without such a license, you can install Folder Guard on a server in the trial mode only. Remember that even if you are going to install Folder Guard on the server computer only, you must still count all other computers on the network that may connect to the server to include in your license.

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  1. Reading through your faqs I am still confused about the licensing for Home use. I have a desktop and a laptop. Am I therefore required to get two licenses?

  2. Roy: you need one license for two computers. If you don’t use either of your computers for any employment or business-related tasks, you may purchase the Home license for 2 computers. Otherwise, you need to purchase a business license. Hope this clarifies it!

  3. Hi, My name is William at IT consultant.
    Please explain to me what you mean by professional is for upto 3 computers. Does that mean that only 3 computers can access the folders protected by folder guard or does it mean that i can install folder guard on 3 computers in the network.
    In my office we have 12 computers on the network and would like to protect our files on the server using folder guard.

  4. William: when using Folder Guard on a network, you should count all computers connected into the network. It appears that you have one server plus 12 computers connecting to it, so you need a license for at least 13 computers total. Please visit our online store to select a license that would include this number of computers. If you have more questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us (using the Help – Contact us link at the top of this web page.)

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