How To Password Protect A Folder In Windows 10?

We all have computer files that we would like to keep secret from the world, but not everyone knows how to encrypt a Windows 10 folder with password. Windows has built-in password protection service that allows you to keep your files secure from prying eyes.

So, let us have a look at the method by which users will be able to Protect A Folder In Windows 10.

Password Protect A Folder In Windows 10?

Method#1

  • Search for file or folder you wish to protect. Right-click on it and click Properties at the bottom of the context menu.
  • Now press the Advanced button in the Attributes section of the window.
  • Then select the Encrypt contents to secure data checkbox and click the OK button to get back to the main Properties window.
  • Press Apply and Windows will begin to encrypt your files.
  • Once the encryption process is completed user will be prompted to back-up your encryption key if you’ve never used the feature before
  • Now click the notification and follow the prompts to make a note of your encryption key.
    • Note: You’ll need this information if you ever lose access to your encrypted files, so it’s important you take the time to back it up now.

That s it’s over, the files are protected now. They are encrypted with a key connected to your user account in Windows. If anyone else tries to access the file-whether from another user account or by physically removing the hard drive-the content tends to be meaningless garbled text.

Method#2

  • First of all right-click inside the folder where the files you want to protect are located.
  • Then Add a new Text Document and double-click the text file to open it.
  • Now Copy/Paste the below text into the new document and make sure you replace Your-Password-Here in the text you have copied with the password you want to lock the folder with.
cls

@ECHO OFF

title Folder Locker

if EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" goto UNLOCK

if NOT EXIST Locker goto MDLOCKER

:CONFIRM

echo Are you sure u want to Lock the folder(Y/N)

set/p "cho=>"

if %cho%==Y goto LOCK

if %cho%==y goto LOCK

if %cho%==n goto END

if %cho%==N goto END

echo Invalid choice.

goto CONFIRM

:LOCK

ren Locker "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"

attrib +h +s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"

echo Folder locked

goto End

:UNLOCK

echo Enter password to Unlock folder

set/p "pass=>"

if NOT %pass%==Your-Password-Here goto FAIL

attrib -h -s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"

ren "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" Locker

echo Folder Unlocked successfully

goto End

:FAIL

echo Invalid password

goto end

:MDLOCKER

md Locker

echo Locker created successfully

goto End

:End
  • Once done click the option File from the Menu and select Save As.
  • Select the Save as type All Files and change the file name to FolderLocker.bat and click Save.
  • Now Double-click FolderLocker and you will be able to find Locker folder has been generated!
  • You can fill the Locker folder with the items you want to protect.
  • Once that is completed then open the FolderLocker file and Type Y into the command screen and click Enter.
  • Folder Locker window will disappear, along with the Locker folder itself!
  • If you want to unlock the folder then double-click FolderLocker again and enter the password you entered you have set and then click enter.
  • Now the Locker folder is back.

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