1.    26 Feb 2017 #1
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    Password protected folder


    Hi,

    Is there any free third party app that allows to create a password protected folder in W10.....?

    Thanks,
    -BBDS
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  2.    26 Feb 2017 #2
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    There's other methods but if I need files protected I move them into the Compressed Folder and password that. Right-click, Send To, Compressed (zipped) Folder.
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  3.    27 Feb 2017 #3
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    Compressed.

    Do you have a detailed instructions on how to password protect it.

    I have 7-zip installed but still could not figure it out.

    Maybe a better tool.......?

    Thanks,
    -BBDS
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  4.    27 Feb 2017 #4
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    Found a clean solution
    How To Password Protect a Folder in Windows 10
    -BBDS
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  5.    28 Feb 2017 #5
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    If you have the Pro edition, you can create a partition to store your sensitive data and then use Bitlocker to protect that partition.
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  6.    28 Feb 2017 #6
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    Even kids know, how to bypass password/folder protection, so unless are serious about it, the encryption is the way to go, but make sure to backup your key, otherwise even you might not be able to access it.

    Wise Folder Hider - No.1 Freeware to Hide Folders or Files

    https://veracrypt.codeplex.com
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  7.    28 Feb 2017 #7
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    Thank you for your advice.

    I installed SecretFolder before reading your post and it seems working OK.

    Download SecretFolder - MajorGeeks

    But if you see some issues with it that I might have missed - please let me know.

    -BBDS
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  8.    28 Feb 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by boyboyds View Post
    No, that was not a good solution, after folder is hidden its content is searchable and can be accessed.

    SecretFolder also hides folder, and its content is also searchable, but not accessible,

    -BBDS
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