• Lock a Folder Windows 10


    • We all have computer files we'd like to keep secret from the everyone. If you encrypt files and folders in Windows, your file or folder will become unreadable to unauthorized parties. Only someone with the correct password can make the data readable again. Encrypting File System (EFS) is a file encryption service in Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions. It's very easy to use, often requiring just a couple of clicks to encrypt a file or folder. In this article, In this article, we will show you how to

      lock a folder in windows 10.

    • Related: How To Lock a Folder In Windows 7

  • How to

    Lock a Folder

    in windows 10
    • Set the password to encrypt the file by file attribute
    • 1. Right-click a file or folder and select Properties.
    • 2. In the General tab, click on the Advanced button.
    • Password protect folder windows, Right-click inside the folder where the files you want to protect are located.
    • 3. Check the Encrypt content to secure data. and click on OK
    • Software and ways to encrypt files or folders in Windows 10, In Windows Explorer, right-click on the file or folder you wish to encrypt.
    • 4. Click OK and close Properties window.
    • Tip: The first time you encrypt a folder or file, an encryption certificate is automatically created. You should backup your encryption certificate. Click Back up your file encryption key.
    • Creating a backup of your file encryption certificate and key can help you avoid permanently losing access to your encrypted files and folders
    • 5. Click Back up now.
    • You can create encrypted backups that are protected with a password. When you restore data from an encrypted backup
    • 6. In the Certificate Export Wizard tab, click on the Next button.
    • certificate export wizard
    • 7. Click Next.
    • back up export file format
    • 8. Check the Password, and enter password, click the Next button.
    • password
    • 9. Fill in the name of the file to be exported. And then click Next button.
    • pfx
    • 10. Click the Finish button to complete the backup key.
    • certificate export wizard file
    • Set the right button to quickly encrypt files
    • 1. Press Win and R, enter regedit and press Enter to open the Registry Editor.
    • regedit
    • 2. Find HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
      \Explorer\Advanced, you can also copy directly to the registry address bar to find. Right-click in the blank space in the right column of the Advanced project to create a new "DWORD (32-bit) value".
    • DWORD Value
    • 3. Change the newly created key name to “EncryptionContextMenu”, then double-click to select hexadecimal and modify “Value Data” to 1.
    • encryptioncontextmenu
    • 4. You don't need to restart or log out. Select any file or folder at this time, right click and you will see the "Encrypt" menu. For files that have already been encrypted, they will be displayed as "decrypted".
    • quick encryption
    • Tip: If you want to cancel this menu, just delete the created EncryptionContextMenu key.
    • 5. After the encryption is successful, a lock icon appears in the upper right corner of the file/folder icon.
    • Tip: Encrypted files and folders can only be viewed on this computer. If you need to use them on other computers, you must copy the files, folders and licenses to other computers before you can use them.
    • Create a password-protected folder with idoo File Encryption
    • Newer Better Working Version Here. How to encrypt files windows 10
    • Using the idoo file encryption software in the Windows 10 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. Similarly, you may also lock file folders or local drives by adding them to the list from "Lock Folder" or "Lock Partition".
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    • Step-by-step tutorials on how to password protect a folder in Windows operating systems.
    • 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.
    • Ever wanted to keep some files private and hidden on your PC? Here are instructions for making a folder for your secret stash.
    • Tip:

      idoo File Encryption can not only encrypt, hide, lock and deny write folders/hard drives, but also provides users 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. (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