Everyone has digital documents they want to keep private from the public, but not everyone is aware of how to password protect a folder in Windows 10. You have the right to some privacy, whether you're hiding notes from someone who has access to your computer and doing something less drastic.
Luckily, Windows 10 allows you to store your private documents or plans in a password-protected secret folder without having to purchase any special software. Here's how to password-protect a new folder that you've established in Windows 10. Concerning privacy, you can never be too vigilant.
Start by right-clicking inside the folder containing the files you would like to protect. Even your desktop may contain the folder you want to conceal.
Step 1: From the contextual menu, choose "New."
Step 2: Tap on "Text Document."
Step 3: Press Enter. It makes no difference what the file's name is. As soon as the lockable folder has been created, you can remove this text file.
Step 4: To open the text file, double-click on it.
Step 5: The following text into the newly created document.
Step 6: Find the place in the document where it reads "Your-Password-Here."
Step 7: Put your desired password in place of "Your-Password-Here" to lock the folder.
Step 8: Tap on File.
Step 9: Click "Save As…"
Step 10: The menu bar for "Text Documents (*.txt)" can be found next to "Save as type:." Click on it.
Step 11: Choose all files
Step 12: The file should now be called "FolderLocker.bat."
Step 13: Click "Save."
Step 14: Click twice on FolderLocker.
Step 15: Put the things you want to keep safe in the Locker folder.
Step 16: It's time to lock up that folder, so open the FolderLocker file!
Step 17: Input the letter "Y" here.
Step 18: The Folder Locker popup and also the Locker folder itself will both vanish after pressing Enter. Your information is now secure.
Step 19: Double-click "FolderLocker" to open the folder and unlock it.
Step 20: Enter the password and click Enter.
Back in the Locker folder. To access your hidden files, open it. To unlock the folder once more, repeat stages 17, 18, and 19.