There’re many ways to protect files on Windows computer from unauthorized access. Today I’ll show you two methods that are widely used by Windows users. Of course, regardless of secure level, you can password protect files on Windows computer with built-in function or just hide the files/folder on computer. Firstly, I’m going to introduce a method for hiding folders on computer. Create a new folder and then create a text file in the folder. Copy the following code into a text file, and then change PASSWORD_GOES_HERE to your password, and then save the file as locker.bat. Double click on the locker, a folder named “Private” will be generated in the folder. Put all files/folder you need to protect on the Private folder. Double click on Locker and input “Y” in the pop up window, press “Enter” and then you make your folders/files hidden.
title Folder Private
if EXIST "HTG Locker" goto UNLOCK
if NOT EXIST Private goto MDLOCKER
echo Are you sure you want to lock the folder(Y/N)
if %cho%==Y goto LOCK
if %cho%==y goto LOCK
if %cho%==n goto END
if %cho%==N goto END
echo Invalid choice.
ren Private "HTG Locker"
attrib +h +s "HTG Locker"
echo Folder locked
echo Enter password to unlock folder
if NOT %pass%== PASSWORD_GOES_HERE goto FAIL
attrib -h -s "HTG Locker"
ren "HTG Locker" Private
echo Folder Unlocked successfully
echo Invalid password
echo Private created successfully
This method can only help you hide file/folder on computer, if you want to protect important folders/files or you have more requirements about secure level, using professional file password protection software is better. Kakasoft Folder Protector is one of the best choices to password protect files/folders on Windows computer. It’s very easy to use, and you even don’t need to install the program. It can protect folder in several steps and takes several seconds with normal secure level.
a.Download the program and copy the client into the target folder. b.Double click the client, input and confirm your password, click on “Protect” to finish the encryption. Folder Protector provides 3 secure levels with users to choose. If you need to protect very sensitive or confidential files, you’d better use higher secure level. The trial version of this program is available for lifetime. But the price is also reasonable. You only need to pay $29.90 to get lifetime full version. With full version, you won’t be annoyed by the login delay and can reset password if you forget your original password. Apart from protecting folder in PC, it can also be used to protect folders on hard drives as well as USB flash drives, external hard drives, thumb drives, memory sticks, memory cards, jump drives and pen drives etc.
How To Protect Files On Windows Computer?
There’re many ways to protect files on Windows computer from unauthorized access. Today I’ll show you two methods that are widely used by ...