What are the best ways to password protect a folder on Windows?

asked by Lee Dowell
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    #1[TIPS] 4 Ways To Password Protect a Folder in Windows

    [TIPS] 4 Ways To Password Protect a Folder in Windows

    This article was written by Karrar Haider in 2016 at the Techwiser website. It explains four ways to password protect a folder in Windows operating system like built-in encryption and using a password protection software. 

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    Arjun Chattopadhyay
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "Concised version and very helpful!"
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    #2[TIPS] How to Password Protect a Folder in Windows

    [TIPS] How to Password Protect a Folder in Windows

    This article was written by Brad Jones in 2016 at the MakeUseOf website. It shows different options for doing a password protected folder in Windows such as folder locker, Secret Disk or My Lockbox. 

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    Craig Wallace
    Written on June 4, 2018
    "Computer security is something that everyone needs to be aware of these days. While looking to learn how to password protect folders on my Windows computer, I came across this article by Brad Jones. I found it to be well written and make generous use of screenshots which taught me how to protect my folders step by step."
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    #3[TIPS] The Best Ways to Hide or Password Protect a Folder in Windows

    [TIPS] The Best Ways to Hide or Password Protect a Folder in Windows

    This article was written by Whitson Gordon in 2014 at the How-To Geek website. It explains options on how to password protect a folder in Windows operating system using VeraCrypt or a hidden system folder. 

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    Hemant Patel
    Written on June 1, 2018
    "I share my desktop computer with some family and there are some private folders with documents that I would prefer not to be seen. I searched for how to password protect a folder and came across this article. The article is very easy to follow with helpful images and I was able to password protect my folder. The article has three different way to password protect a folder and they all look simple to do but I opted to do the step that did not require too much work. "
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    #4[TUTORIAL] Here's How to password protect a folder on Windows and MacOS

    [TUTORIAL] Here's How to password protect a folder on Windows and MacOS

    This article was written by Jan Martindale and Brandon Widder at the Digital Trends website in 2017. It provides ways for folder encryption on Windows 10 and MacOS. 

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    Jack Sanders
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "The solution is a great for the topic, as it gives you different ways to protect a folder in Windows. It also offers good step by step easy to follow instructions of the different ways to do so, including screenshot. As a bonus for anyone who has a MacOS computer, they have instructions for that as well. "
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    #5[TIPS] 5 Tools to Password Protect Your Folders in Windows

    [TIPS] 5 Tools to Password Protect Your Folders in Windows

    This article was written by Codrut Neagu at the Digital Citizen website in 2014. It suggests 5 tools to in folder encryption in Windows like Folder Guard and Lock-A-Folder.

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    Juan Antonio Ortega
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "Awesome! The links to these tools are also posted in this article. "
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    #6[TUTORIAL] How To Password Protect a Folder (in Windows)

    [TUTORIAL] How To Password Protect a Folder (in Windows)

    This tutorial article was written by Karar Haider at the Ubergizmo website in 2015. It teaches folder encryption using Lock-A-Folder and 7-Zip. There is just some disadvantage like compressing the folder and deleting the original file. 

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    Pamela Henry
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "Although this has only two methods, it still helped me to protect my files. Easy steps to follow and efficient too!"
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    #7VeraCrypt

    VeraCrypt

    VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software based on TrueCrypt 7.1a. It gives you an extra layer of security to protect yourself from hackers, malware, spyware, and other dangers you might encounter online.

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    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Patrick Brown
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "Great encryption software! VeraCrypt really does its job in file security. "
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    #8AxCrypt

    AxCrypt

    AxCrypt is a software that provides security and encryption for your files, cloud storage services, and passwords. Plus, you can use it in many different languages and set up collaboration by allowing another user to access your secured files with their own password.

    Software

    Windows, iOS, Android, Mac

    Free- $75

    Victoria Watson
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "AxCrypt is a nice software. Additional features are given if upgraded to premium, of course. "
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    #9Seafile

    Seafile
    Seafile is a next-generation open source cloud storage system with advanced support for file syncing, privacy protection and teamwork.
    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android

    Free- Varies by plan

    Jacob Beck
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "Seafile is not just an encryption software but it is also a cloud storage. I liked the idea of this and I still use it until now for my files at work. "
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    #10SSuite Picsel Security

    SSuite Picsel Security

    SSuite Picsel Security is a portable application that encrypts plain text messages or text files using a highly secure method called steganography. Whatever you write will be completely protected from prying eyes, spies, and snoops.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Marilyn Burke
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "Good software but a little thing to do with this list. It is more inclined to securing text files. "
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