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Introduction of encryption methods on the folder

The first method – encrypted folder via ZIP up

If you want to encrypt a folder on your Windows system, you must zip or compress it. To do this, click on the zipped folder and open it.

Then from the File menu   , select Set default password, then type your password, from now on you can only access this password by entering the password you have specified and the encryption operation on The folder is easily done.

Encryption on the folder

Method 2 – Set a password on computer files using Windows settings

If the username you use to log in has a password, you can use the same password to encrypt the folder , and do the following:

1. Right-click on the folder you want to lock and select Properties from the menu that opens .

2. Then on the Sharing tab , check the Make This Folder Private option and finally apply it and ok .

3. If your system does not have a password, at this point it will ask you to set a password for it.

If you want to change your password, you can easily do so by reading the article Changing your computer password .



Put password on computer files in Windows 10

1. To use this method, you must first enter the folder for which you want to encrypt the folder , then right-click on the screen and select Text document from the menu that opens, and then a Choose a name for this file, you can finally delete it.

Put a password on computer files

2. Then open the file and copy all the text that you see in the green card without subtraction.



title Folder Locker

if EXIST “Control Panel. {21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” goto UNLOCK



echo Are you sure u want to Lock the folder (Y / N)

set / p “cho =>”

if% cho% == Y goto LOCK

if% cho% == y goto LOCK

if% cho% == n goto END

if% cho% == N goto END

echo Invalid choice.



ren Locker “Control Panel. {21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”

attrib + h + s “Control Panel. {21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”

echo Folder locked

goto End


echo Enter password to Unlock folder

set / p “pass =>”

if NOT% pass% == Your-Password-Here goto FAIL

attrib -h -s “Control Panel. {21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”

ren “Control Panel. {21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” Locker

echo Folder Unlocked successfully

goto End


echo Invalid password

goto end


md Locker

echo Locker created successfully

goto End

: End

Put a password on computer files

3. Now in the above text, by pressing Ctrl + F keys at the same time , search for the phrase ” Your-Password-Here ” and when you find it, enter the password you want instead of this phrase and from the menu file to Save as , you must keep in mind that the file name ” Folderlocker.bat ” and then OK to save it. Basically your file extension should be .bat .

Put a password on computer files

4. Now run the FolderLocker file , this will create a new folder called Locker . Drag and drop any information you want to encrypt into this Locker folder .

Put a password on computer files

Put a password on computer files

5. In the next step, when you see the image below , type the letter ” Y ” and press Enter .

Put a password on computer files

6. If you have done all the steps to put the password on the computer files in Windows 10 described in the previous section, from now on when you want to open that folder, given that the encryption operation on The folder is done, now you have to type the password and press Enter to access the contents of that folder.

Put a password on computer files


Put a password on computer files – Excel and Word files

You may be interested to know that in the Office suite you can also password on Excel and Word files so that no one knows about their contents, so if the file you want to encrypt is Excel or Word, you can also use this method. use. To do this, do the following:

Encrypt on Word file

1. First open the file and then go to the File menu and select Info from the menu that opens and then  Protect Document .

2. In the small box that opens, enter the password you want and click OK . By doing this, encryption will be done on your Word file and if you close the file and open it again, it will ask you for the password.

Encryption on Excel file

1. Open the file for which you want to set a password and then select the Info option from the File menu .

2. Then select the Permissions option and then Encrypt with Password .

3. Finally, enter the password and click OK . You can easily set a password for your Excel file and you will be asked for a password every time you try to open the file.

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