How to Password Protect Folder?
If you do not have Password Protect installed, click here to download the installer.
To password protect a folder, right-click it and select Protect This Folder. Also, you can use the built-in wizard, which lets you password protect folders with a single password. That's how it's done:
- Run Password Protect (Start > Programs > Password Protect > Password Protect).
- Click Next to skip the intro screen.
- Select the Lock Folders option.
- Click the Add button to add folders to the list.
All the folders you add to the list are protected with the same password. If you wish to protect two separate folders with different passwords, you need to run Password Protect twice adding each time only one folder to the list and then entering its unique password.
To exclude a folder from the list, select the folder and click the Remove button. Click here to see a screenshot.
Entering a Hint for the Password
Lost passwords are not retrievable. When protecting a folder, you can enter a Hint for the password. Click here to see a screenshot.
The hint is a phrase that reminds you about your password. Make sure that your hint does not allow to guess your password or a part of it. Note that hints make your protection weaker as they release some information about your password.