Are you looking for a Way to Password protect your Folder in Windows? Do you want to protect your data in Windows? Then, You are in the right place. Because, Today I am going to explain some of the methods from my experience – which you can use to Protect Your Folders with the password in windows. Keeping your data and files very important. And what other way is better than protecting it with a password. So, Without wasting any time – Let’s have a look at them one by one.
List of Best Ways To Password Protect a Folder in Windows
Although, there are many ways to protect a folder in Windows, here I am writing about some of the best methods that are selected and used by most of the people. My research list is based on the user rating and reviews that the user has given on various online platforms. So, without wasting any time – let’s have a look at all these methods one by one.
#1 Built-In Encryption
This is one of the best methods to use the built-in encryption for protecting your folder with a password in windows. Most of the time you will get an inbuilt encryption program from Microsoft. But please note that if you are using a home edition of windows then you may not find this built-in encryption program. It’s the best option since you don’t need to download anything party app and deal with data theft. To encrypt any of your folders with a password just follow the following steps in your windows operating system:
- Select the required folder and right click on it
- Now, go to properties, and select the general tab
- Now, click on advanced and check the option “Encrypt contents to secure data“
- You are all done!
By doing this, you will encrypt all your important files present in that folder.
#2 Using 7-Zip
7zip is another best alternative to secure your personal information with a password in windows. You can download and install 7zip free from the internet. 7zip is mainly famous for its support over variety of compressed files. However, it doubles as a security application as well. It is another file compression software which uses a different algorithm to compress big files into a smaller encryption algorithm. In most of the cases, 7zip is considered as the superior version of WinRAR program. To protect any information using 7zip software just simply for the following steps:
- Install the 7zip Program in your operating system
- Now right click on the folder that you want to protect and select compress with 7zip
- Under the encryption option entry your password to encrypt the data
- Now you have locked your data
- Simply delete the unprotected folder and boom!
- Now you can open the protected 7 zip folder with the 7zip GUI interface anytime anywhere.
Another good method to secure your data can be using a third party software to protect your folder with a password in windows. You still many to protect it from geeks, because they may know another way to break the security but, you can be insured the safety of your data from a normal user.
One of that third-party software is wise folder hider, I often use this program to protect my personal data. The best thing about the folder hider is the simplicity to use. Any non techy person can easily use this application to hide a folder. Please let me know your personal experience with this software.
Last, but not least. This method is one of the best methods to encrypt your folders with a password in windows. You can use a specially dedicated encryption software, which can apply different algorithms to your data to protect it from hackers and other data stealers. And, there are many data encryption programs available online which uses different algorithms and different description systems to ensure your security.
You can also use VeraCrypt program, which is one of the professional software used by many of professionals I have met. Veracrypt can also encrypt whole disk drive. It’s the best option if you are looking for hiding a lot of data in one place.
From the Editor’s Desk
That is all, and I hope that these four methods to protect your data from unauthorized access will really help you. You can also save yourself from spams or ransomware attacks if you are encrypting your data securely. and, if you need any further assistance or you have any good method that we can share with other people, please let me know in the comments. I really really like to read your comments and share it with other members of the blog. Thanks for your faith and time. I will see you in the next article. Take care.