This Instructable is on how to take a folder compress it & add a password to it.

Note: This makes it so you can't unzip, read, or open the files in the folder but you can see what the files are. In other words it means that you can see what the files are, But not what's in them. if you have questions on this please ask me in the comments.

Use this for confidential stuff at your own risk!! My suggestion is don't
No Harm Will Be Done To Your Computer if you do this correctly!
I'm NOT responsible for ANY thing that goes wrong

If You Have Any Questions, Comments, Things I left out, & Suggestions Please Post Them!

Step 1: Stuff You Need:

Stuff you need to get:
1) 7-Zip Download

Stuff you probably already have:
1) Computer (Running Windows)
2) Files in it you want to protect
3) A Little Computer Knowledge
<p>If you want to password protect files on Windows computer, you can use compression program such as 7-zip, Winrar to compress files/folders with password. But this solution is not that efficient when the files/folders are large, for it will take you much time protecting the files/folders. In this case, you'd better use third party file protection program such as <a href="http://www.kakasoft.com/folder-protect/" rel="nofollow">Kakasoft Folder Protector</a> to password protect the files/folders within minutes.</p>
i did this exept i also hid it
One problem with this technique is that people can see the filenames inside. One way around that is to double-wrap the files. Zip the individual files once, no password needed. Next zip the zip file, with encryption and a password. If you look inside the result, you can only see the first zipfile's name - which can be anything you like. Finally, remember to clean up the files you wanted to hide. Just deleting them isn't enough, use one of the many good free file 'wipers' available on the Internet.
Good idea for using a wiper to get rid of the files.<br/><br/>With the double-wrapping another good idea ,But if you want them to see the files like if you <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Hide-Any-Files-In-Photos/">hide a file in a picture</a> and they just see the picture.<br/>

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