Windows is mostly used operating system in the world. We have lots of files and folders on our computer. Some of them are secure and we do not want them to be accessible by anyone on the computer. We definitely want to lock our secure directories with a password.
In this article, I will show you step by step how can you lock your secure files or folders with a password. Stay tuned 😊!
If you want to encrypt your files or directories you can do this without any third-party software in Windows but this is a little bit trickier, you are to back up the encryption key in a USB flash drive. But I will show you a very easy method to secure your files and folder with a password that can never be cracked.
Here is what you need to do. Follow this step-by-step guide.
Step-1: Download 7-zip
7-zip is a fermium software used to unzip, compress and encrypt files and folders. Download the software from the official website 7-zip.org .
Note: If you are using a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system , download the version as per your system arch.
Step-3: Lock your files
Right-click on the folder containing your private or secure files, click on 7-zip and choose to Add to archive.
Step-4: Set a password
A pop-up window will show up. Enter your password and hit ok.
Congratulations 👏 you successfully secured your files with a password. Whoever tries to open the files, a password is required to unlock them.
Password-protecting your files or folder is not difficult any more. Download and install 7-zip – a free and open-source software used to unzip, compress, and encrypt files. Open the desired folder with 7-zip and set a password. That is it. 7-zip will generate a .zip or .rar file for your folder that is password-protected.
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