Introduction: How to Password Protect a Folder on Your Computer

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This is a tutorial on how to password protect a folder on your computer. it is very easy to do this will take less than a minute.

Right lets get started first you have to get your folder and right click it and click 'Add to archive...'   

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Then go to advanced and click 'set password'

set your password and then click 'encrypt files' it will duplicate the file one with a pile of book the other is the original.

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Delete the original and keep the other one click on the other one and punch in your password. Once you done that you should have two folders one which has your original one in and the other named '...' keep them both or it wont work.

now your done.

Enjoy :) Io kieran oI out

Comments

death5343 (author)2016-03-11

I suggest try iMoresoft Folder Locker to protect your folder on computer.

  • Lock files, folders & drives with the strongest 256-bit AES algorithm.
  • Lock and protect your USB drives and CDs.
  • Detailed log files which will make you know if anyone have tried to access your files with a wrong password.
  • Stealth mode operation to hide all evidence that you are using Folder Lock software on your computer.
  • Secure deletion and files shredding on your computer to prevent digital forensics experts from recovering your deleted files.
goclukee (author)death53432016-12-26

it rocks. thanks for sharing.

NyarkoA (author)2016-06-30

Please there is no "set password" option in the advanced tab

LuisG12 (author)2015-05-16

WinstonL (author)2015-03-05

thanks worked on my computer - windows 7 (I suppose you will have to have Win.RaR installed to be successful)

CravenMrrobob123 (author)2014-03-17

hey io_kieran_oi what windows is this? will it work on 8.1?

I believe i did this on windows vista (which is horrible btw) i dont know if it would owkr on 8.1

thegeeke (author)2012-04-10

Just so you're aware... .rar and .zip passwords aren't really that secure. If you really need it to be secure, you need truecrypt or some other encryption program.

Io kieran oI (author)thegeeke2012-04-11

but when you click set password it has a encryption tick box so if you tick that it will be encrypted.

thegeeke (author)Io kieran oI2012-04-11

Yes, but it's not that strong of encryption.

Io kieran oI (author)thegeeke2012-04-11

k I'll take your word for it. Thanks for the info.

thegeeke (author)Io kieran oI2012-04-11

No problem... And for most people, the way you showed is just fine... The only time you would need more protection is if you have really sensitive data, or someone else's data. :)

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