• How To Lock a Folder In Windows 7


    • Do you need to lock a folder in Windows 7? We all have computer files we'd like to keep secret from the world. As most of the Windows Laptop or computer out there are used by more than one person, may it be your family or workmates, it is usually a smart idea to account protect important folders in Windows.
    • Tip: Before password protecting any document, you may want to create a backup of the non-password protected files and folder in the event you forget the security password when you need it.
    • Related: How To Lock a Folder In Windows 10
  • How To Lock a Folder
    • Set folder properties
    • 1. Right-click a file or folder and select Properties.
    • 2. select the Hide checkbox, then click OK.
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    • 3. Press Win and R, enter Regedit and press Enter to open the Registry Editor.
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    • 4. Find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL.
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    • 5. Set the key value of "CheckedValue" to the number "0".
    • Tip: After hiding the folder using this method, even if you open the "Windows Explorer" window, click "Folder Options" in the "View" menu, click the "View" tab, select the "Show all files" check button, and you can't see folders with hidden attributes.
    • Lock a folder with idoo File Encryption
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    • Using the idoo file encryption software in the Windows 7 operating system is very convenient and powerful. Choose "Lock File" from "Hard Disk" on the left menu. Click "Lock File" to add the files you want to lock.
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    • The access to the locked files, file folders and hard drives will be restricted, and they can only be accessed by entering the correct password.
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    • Tip:

      idoo File Encryption can not only lock and deny write folders/hard drives, but also provides users with a unique way to monitor the data. It enables users to supervise the files and drives easily and effectively by recording all the access to files and running of programs. The data is not only protected by password. When people try to access the protected files, the correct password have to be entered. Or the user's account will be locked for 10 minutes if the wrong passwords were inputted more than 5 times. More than that, the software can automatically send user an alarm notification by email, and that's the superb and unique service idoo will give you. (Read More)


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    • System Requirements
    • Windows 7 8 10 32/64-bit
    • Windows Vista 32/64-bit
    • Windows XP 32/64-bit
    • Windows 2000
    • Windows Server 2000 32/64-bit
    • Windows Server 2003 32/64-bit
    • Windows Server 2008 32/64-bit