How to password protect folders in Windows 7
Sometimes we need to password protect folders on shared PCs to keep secret information out of the reach of other people. There are many software available to password protect a folder. But there’s also an easy method to do this without installing any additional programs.
A post on Wire Storm Technologies’ blog describes the procedure to set a password for opening a folder.
Simple steps for the password protection of a folder
The blog post presents steps that are quite easy to follow and the screen shots make them all the more easier to understand. The procedure is ideal for beginners who want to hide secret information on a Windows 7-based PC.
Here’s a glimpse of what you need to do to password protect a folder.
[quote]The first thing you should do is go into 'Documents' and create a new folder. Name it whatever you like. When you have done that, double-click on the folder and create a text document. This can be achieved by going into the contextual menu (right-click anywhere inside the folder -> New -> Text Document).[/quote]
It’s pretty simple, check out the post and try it on your computer.
Read the complete step-by-step procedure on how to password protect folders in Windows 7. (Via Wire Storm Technologies).
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