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Lock / Password Protect Folder In Windows 7

Do you want to lock and password protect your important folders or files in Windows 7 ? If you are an administrator and through various accounts in Windows 7, you may hold the key folder so that they can not block be viewed by other users. Each time the locked folders is accessed, it will ask for the administrator password. Therefore, the folder will be permanently banned if you do not remove the lock.

Similar to Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista Windows 7 folder protection by passwords occur but user authentication, which usually requires a password to log on a Windows System. There are a number of workarounds, including tools from vendors such as WinRAR or WinZip, which folder compress and password protect.

Tips: How to create a sufficiently strong password to avoid being guessed?

There are two different methods to password protect a folder in Windows 7.

Method 1:  Set a password to lock an existed folder

To Password Protect a folder, right-click on that folder and select ‘Properties‘. Now navigate to Security tab, and click ‘Edit’ as shown in the screenshot below.

A new window will pop-up, now under ‘Group and User Names‘, select the user from the list whom you want to deny access to a specific folder, then under ‘Permissions for Users‘ check the Deny checkbox next to Modify(all other checkbox will get ticked automatically) as shown in the screenshot below.

Click ‘OK‘ and then click ‘Yes’ when a Windows Security window will pops-up as shown in the screenshot below.

Now click ‘OK’ again and you are done. Now the specific user that you selected from the list will be denied access to this folder. It’s that simple!

Method 2: Directly create a private folder in Windows 7

To directly create a private folder, you need to make a right click on desktop, select ‘new’ and then ‘private folders’.

A Windows 7 folder Mount Options will pop-up, you need to config it.

Here are those features which may interest you :

  • Password protection.
  • Mount visibility to owner or entire users group.
  • In case you make it available to entire user group, you get option to make it available as network drive.
  • Type of access  to users , Read or Read and Write

Private folder is just incredible way to share private data with set of people you want. This is what makes private folders rock. Its just not securing your data but also sharing data privately with others.

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