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Password protect folder Windows 10

Password protect folder in Windows 10

Everyone has a few files that are nobody else’s business. Therefore, the question is how best to protect them. Unfortunately, Microsoft does not offer a solution to password protect a folder in Windows 10. Microsoft assumes that all files and folders that are assigned to a user may also be used by that user. Therefore, in this case we have to work with a little trick.

Windows 10 folder password protection – easily possible with WinRAR:

With the WinRAR program, it is very easy to create new directories that can be provided with a password. The effort can therefore be kept very low with only one program. In the following we will show you exactly what to do.

Step-by-step instructions:

  • First download WinRAR and install the program
  • Right-click on the folder you want to password-protect
  • Select “Add to archive”
  • First choose the file format:
    • RAR can be opened only with WinRAR
    • ZIP can also be opened in Windows without WinRAR

Here’s how to do it in RAR format:

  • Select the RAR format and click on “Set password”
  • Enter a password and confirm it
  • You can select “Encrypt filenames” if you don’t want to see the files before entering the password
  • Click OK

This is how it works in ZIP format:

  • Select the ZIP format and click on “Set password”
  • Enter a password and confirm it
  • In ZIP format you can not encrypt filenames
  • In any case, select the “Old ZIP 2.0 encryption” option
  • Click OK

If you want to open the files now, it is only possible by entering the password. Done!

With small but effective tricks, you can still encrypt your data in Windows 10. We hope that you don’t mind this detour and that you are satisfied with this solution. From here on, we wish you much success in managing your data!


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