For that computer becomes even important in our daily life, there are lots of users who choose computer as a carrier to keep data and files. However, if there are things that users don’t want others who use this computer to know, how could they protect or hide folders and files in Windows 10/8.1/8/7? Here we will introduce you the most efficient 2 ways to hide or password protect a folder in your Windows computer in detail, just follow us!
Hide a folder in Windows computer can be quite easy to operate, users should only follow the steps below:
Step 1: Get to your target folder, right-click the folder, choose “Properties”, and you may see the window we show you.
Step 2: In this window, you need to check “Hidden” under “General” tap. And you are guided to click “Advanced” and check “Encrypt contents to secure data” in the new window. Confirm your operation and your folder and files will be hidden.
Step 3: When you want to view the content, you may show hidden files by clicking “View” menu in File Explorer and check “Hidden Items”. (Windows 7 users should go to: Organize >> Folder >> Search Option >> “Show Hidden Files, Folders, and Drives”.)
If you feel only hide a folder is not that safe at all, then you may learn to set password to protect your folders. To achieve this goal, we should first create a useful tool.
Step 1: On the empty space of your Windows computer, left-click to create new Text document.
Step 2: Open the Text document, and input the following content, and find “Your-Password” in the content, replace it with your password, and save this text document type as “All Files”, name it as “Locker.bat”.
Step 3: Copy this “Locker.bat” file to the folder which you want to protect with password. Double click this file to run the system, and you will find there is a new folder named “Locker”. Then you can fill the “Locker” folder with items you want to protect.
Step 4: Run “Locker.bat” again, and you will see the interface below, type “Y” to confirm protect folder with password.
That’s all about how to hide or password protects a folder in Window 10/8.1/8/7 computer, this can be quite easy to learn and do.
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