How to Password Protect a Folder

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Keeping your data protected on your computer is always a good step to take. It prevents anyone from getting access to your personal data, such as your personal images, videos, or any text content. The matter of privacy becomes worse when you have a general computer for all of your family members or friends. So the best way to have your data protected is to put it inside a locked folder that can only be accessed by you or by someone who knows the password. In this article am going to show you how to password protect a folder.

Anvi Folder Locker is a new open source (free) security tool developed to help computer users manage or protect their important files. With Anvi Folder Locker, you can lock your personal files for protecting your privacy, set password to files so other users will have no access to visit. You can also add permissions to your files to stop them from being modified, destructed or removed. So just add a file or a folder, Anvi Folder Locker can Hide, Lock, Read Only, Hide and Lock, Password-Protect it.

How to Password Protect a Folder with Anvi Folder Locker

First, you need to download and install Anvi Folder Locker. Click here to download it.

Next, you need to launch the application and then set a master password and also enter an email address in case if you forget your master password the app can send you a reset code to that email account.

Caution: Try not to forget your master password, if not you will pay $9.95 to receive the reset code from Anvisoft via email. To learn more about remembering passwords click here.

How to Password Protect a Folder

Next, you need to add the folders or files you would like to protect with a password by clicking on the ADD button at the top-right.

How to Password Protect a Folder

After adding a file or a folder you can choose to Hide, Lock, Read Only, Hide and Lock, or Password-Protect it.

How to Password Protect a FolderIf you choose Password, you will be prompted to either use the default password (the master password) or set a custom password (different password) to encrypt the file or folder.

How to Password Protect a Folder

After choosing, click Ok to apply the changes. Now your folder or file is password protected if anyone tries to open it; it will request for a password.

How to Password Protect a Folder

For Apple Mac users, click here and learn how to encrypt a folder in OS X 10.

For Linux (Ubuntu) users, click here

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