Of course, we all have files in our systems that hide them password protection. Fortunately, in Windows 10, you can put these files and programs in a hidden folder and lock it. In fact, you can protect your files and folders without installing additional software. This tutorial will teach you how to lock these folders.
Here I am going to tell about 2 very easy methods of creating password and protect your files and folders with password protection. With these methods you can easily create password on your private files and folders to hide them.
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So Let’s start with 1st method of password protection.
Step 1: Right Click on the file or folder that you want to protect, choose the properties option from the appeared Menu
Step 2: Click on Advanced option
Step 3: “Tick” on Encrypt contents to secure data, then Click OK
Step 4: Click Apply
Step 5: choose the option weather you want to Apply that change to only that folder or you want to Apply that changes in subfolders as well, after choosing the option then Click OK
It’s Done! Now your folder or file has saved.
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This method is very easy, with this method you can set password on folders or files within a minute.
Step 1: Choose your folder or file, Right Click then click Add to archive
Step 2: Click on Set password
Step 3: Type your password then Click OK
Step 4: Again Click OK on the previous appeared page
Delete the original file and keep the other one, click on the other one and punch your password. Once you done that you should have two folders, one which has your original file in and the other named… keep them both or it won’t work.