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This tip will explain exactly how to password protect a folder. For this purpose i will use WINRAR. It is a very user friendly application, and it gets the job done!!!. You can also compress folders to save up some space, so it is very handy indeed. Best of all, you can download it FREE OF CHARGE...HERE.
After you have downloaded and installed winrar, we can start. Here is what you should do.
Go to the file or folder you wish to password protect, right click on the folder, and choose to "Add to archive".
Go to the "advanced" tab, and choose to set password. Enter your password. Click OK to proceed.
Now your password is set, so you can close the application.
Now you will note that if you want to open the file or folder which is protected, you will be asked to enter your password. Just enter the password, and you will be allowed to use the contents.
If at any point you have forgotten the password of your folder, you will be able to recover the password by having a look at my recovery tip HERE.
I really hope that you can find this tip helpful. Please rate accordingly.
Posted by Andrea... on
Click start click on computer to open you should your drives
C: usually your hard drive D: or E: your cd/dvd drives if you have 2 and your usb drive possibly E:or F:
Click on your usb drive right click in it select new folder option you can name it
Then put all files or data you want to password protect
Right click on the folder select properties then click sharing tab tick in make this folder private box
Another message might appear you do not have a password on this account click yes
User and password account will open for you to put in place a password
This might vary depending on your operating system in XP
Select properties then security tab at learn about access controls at the bottom of the box
Also another option to change permissions click edit
Then click deny then click apply in W7
also you might download
USB Safeguard is a portable software program to encrypt and protect data with a password on your removable pen drives using the AES 256 bits encryption.
The main purpose of using a USB pen drive is that you can bring your data with you wherever you go. But if you lose your USB pen drive your data also lose.
This is dangerous if you have confidential files stored in it. Protect the pen drive with a password. USB Safeguard offers users (novice and expert) a friendly yet extremely powerful security solution that fully protects valuable data stored on USB pen drives.
Also, the program has a useful feature that allows you to enter your email or phone if you lose the pen drive. Free version works only with USB Flash drive of size max 2 GB
hope it helps you
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