Windows 10: Password Protect Folder

Discus and support Password Protect Folder in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Is there an easy way to password protect a folder on my laptop? I mean I've found some tedious instructions with creating a text file but they dont... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by sparker781, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. Password Protect Folder


    Is there an easy way to password protect a folder on my laptop? I mean I've found some tedious instructions with creating a text file but they dont seem to work.

    Thanks

    :)
     
    sparker781, Jul 24, 2017
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  2. Password protection for folders

    Hi Jim,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you would like to set password for MS Edge favorite's folder.

    I would like to let you know that you can't use a password to protect files and folders in Windows. However, some programs that run on Windows allow you to protect individual files with a password. For more information, check the Help for the program you're
    using.

    I suggest that you use a password protected user account which will allow only you to access the files and folders on your computer.

    You may also use your favorite search engine to search for any third party software which would accomplish your request.

    Disclaimer: Using Third Party Software, including hardware drivers can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the use of
    Third Party Software can be solved. Using Third Party Software is at your own risk.

    Hope this answers your question. Post back if you need further assistance. We'll be glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Azaruddin Syed, Jul 24, 2017
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  3. Password protect folders???

    I have some very private photos on my phone (Dash) and have been looking with no luck for a way to password protect a folder containing these photos. I dont need to encrypt them (and don't want to), just password protect them so I can hand my phone to someone
    without worry. Has anyone found anything like this? I'll pay for an app that does this, but would prefer something free

    Password Protect Folder [​IMG]
     
    DEATHbyCARROT, Jul 24, 2017
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  4. dalchina New Member

    Password Protect Folder

    Hi, it depends what you want, and how secure you want the outcome to be.

    Veracrypt (sort of successor to/replaces Truecrypt - which still works but has been retired) - free- creates an encrypted container into which you can move files when that container is mounted as a drive.

    Otherwise you can find a variety of programs simply by searching- you will need to check how secure these are.
    E.g.
    Best Free Folder Hiding Utility | Gizmo's Freeware
    5 Tools to Password Protect Your Folders in Windows | Digital Citizen
     
    dalchina, Jul 24, 2017
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