Desktop Client Features

Feature list



Operating System Support

  • Operating Systems supported: Windows (Server), Mac and Linux (Server)
  • Languages: English, Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Explorer integration on Windows
  • Headless client support on Linux
  • System service support on Windows


  • AES encrypted data-exchange / synchronization
  • Flexible permission system
  • Secure client authentication
  • User interface locking support

Security Information

We take security seriously. Therefore we have added the following features:

  • PowerFolder encrypts all file transfers with industrial standard AES encryption.
  • PowerFolder separates the device searching process from the file transfer process.
  • PowerFolder includes a secret key in every invitation to a shared folder to protect them from unauthorized access.
  • PowerFolder creates a world-wide unique ID and private RSA key. If somebody else tries to join a shared folder, it will issue a warning even if the device has same name as a friendly device.
  • PowerFolder can be restricted to only listen to known IP addresses to prevent connections to other clients in the network

Privacy Information

PowerFolder does not give any data to third persons. We are using the data we collect from you only internally. The data which you provide to us while using PowerFolder or the PowerFolder homepage is:

Your e-mail address

We need your e-mail address to send you system notifications (e.g. Online Storage warnings & offline registration keys), but we will never give away your email address to external persons or companies and we will not send you any 3rd party advertisements.

Newsletter: Without an Email address, we will not be able to send you newsletters with information and special prices for PowerFolder. Our newsletter do not contain advertisements from other companies.

Data transfers

PowerFolder is encrypting its traffic, so NO third person is able to read your data transfers. But if you are using relayed connections or NAT traversal connections our server will know with who you are connected with.

For the case you do not like this: Go to preferences/network and disable relayed connections and NAT traversal connections. Please note if you disable this you have to make sure that your router and firewall is open for PowerFolder (port 1337 by default). Also you can run PowerFolder in a VPN & LAN only mode. In both ways our servers will not take part in the connection between your clients.

Cookie data

PowerFolder is collecting data from cookies this data will be not given away to any external persons or institutions. We will use the cookies to check if you are logged on to our homepage or not. We also will use cookies to track your purchase process. And we will use data from cookies for internal statistical reasons. We do not link any data with your email address and we a have no interest in this.

All major Browsers allow you to disable cookies if you don’t want us to provide us with this data. Please check the homepage of the publisher of your Browser to find out how.

We believe...

...that you should be able to trust the company who you allow to take care for your data. And therefore we will do everything to make sure that you can feel/are save and comfortable with PowerFolder. If you have questions do not hesitate to contact us. We will be glad to help you.