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The majority of Microsoft Windows operating systems do not come with a method of password protecting your sensitive files and folders. If you're using Microsoft Windows 3.x, Windows 95, Windows 98, you will need to download or purchase a third-party program to password protect your files and folders in Windows; skip down to the other security solutions section if you're using one of these operating systems.


Microsoft Windows XP professional users
Microsoft Windows XP home users
Other security solutions for protecting your files and folders in Windows
Things to remember when encrypting or password protecting files and folders


Microsoft Windows XP professional users


The below steps for encrypting the files on Windows XP professional applies to users who are using a computer that has different accounts. If you're using a single account for all users who use the computer you will need to see the below other security solutions section.


Select the folder you wish to encrypt.
Right-click the folder and click Properties.
Click the Advanced button.
Check "Encrypt contents to secure data" option.
Click Apply and then Ok.
Encrypt contents to secure data is grayed out


This will be grayed out if you're using the home edition of Microsoft Windows XP. See the below steps for securing the contents of your folders in Windows XP home.


Show "Encrypt" on the context menu


The newest version of TweakUI also enables you to show the Encrypt option in the context menu. To do this, follow the below steps.


Open TweakUI.
In the TweakUI window, select Explorer
In the right side of the window under Settings, locate Show 'Encrypt' on context menu and check the box. This option should be below Prefix 'shortcut to' on new shortcuts and above Show 'View workgroup computers' in NetPlaces.
I'm missing Show "Encrypt" on the context menu in TweakUI.
Microsoft Windows XP home users


Select the folder you wish to encrypt.
Right-click the folder and click Properties.
Click the Sharing tab.
Check the box Make this folder private
Click Apply and then Ok.
Make this folder private is grayed out


In order for this option to work in Microsoft Windows XP home you must meet the below requirements.


The hard disk drive must be formatted in NTFS and not FAT32 File System.
The folder you're attempting to encrypt must be in your own personal folder. For example, if your name is bob, you must be encrypting a folder that is or that is contained within the below folder:


C:\Documents and Settings\Bob\


You cannot encrypt any folders outside of this folder. If you wish to encrypt outside this folder see the below other security solutions.
Other security solutions for protecting your files and folders in Windows


File and folders not frequently used


If you need to password protect files or folders that you do not frequently use, one of the simplest ways is to compress the folder and files with a compression utility and password protect the compressed file. However, each time you wish to work or modify the files you will need to uncompress the files using the password.


Windows ME and Windows XP users - Microsoft Windows ME and Windows XP come with their own compression utility. This utility can also be used to compress and password protect files.
 
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The majority of Microsoft Windows operating systems do not come with a method of password protecting your sensitive files and folders. If you're using Microsoft Windows 3.x, Windows 95, Windows 98, you will need to download or purchase a third-party program to password protect your files and folders in Windows; skip down to the other security solutions section if you're using one of these operating systems.


Microsoft Windows XP professional users
Microsoft Windows XP home users
Other security solutions for protecting your files and folders in Windows
Things to remember when encrypting or password protecting files and folders


Microsoft Windows XP professional users


The below steps for encrypting the files on Windows XP professional applies to users who are using a computer that has different accounts. If you're using a single account for all users who use the computer you will need to see the below other security solutions section.


Select the folder you wish to encrypt.
Right-click the folder and click Properties.
Click the Advanced button.
Check "Encrypt contents to secure data" option.
Click Apply and then Ok.
Encrypt contents to secure data is grayed out


This will be grayed out if you're using the home edition of Microsoft Windows XP. See the below steps for securing the contents of your folders in Windows XP home.


Show "Encrypt" on the context menu


The newest version of TweakUI also enables you to show the Encrypt option in the context menu. To do this, follow the below steps.


Open TweakUI.
In the TweakUI window, select Explorer
In the right side of the window under Settings, locate Show 'Encrypt' on context menu and check the box. This option should be below Prefix 'shortcut to' on new shortcuts and above Show 'View workgroup computers' in NetPlaces.
I'm missing Show "Encrypt" on the context menu in TweakUI.
Microsoft Windows XP home users


Select the folder you wish to encrypt.
Right-click the folder and click Properties.
Click the Sharing tab.
Check the box Make this folder private
Click Apply and then Ok.
Make this folder private is grayed out


In order for this option to work in Microsoft Windows XP home you must meet the below requirements.


The hard disk drive must be formatted in NTFS and not FAT32 File System.
The folder you're attempting to encrypt must be in your own personal folder. For example, if your name is bob, you must be encrypting a folder that is or that is contained within the below folder:


C:\Documents and Settings\Bob\


You cannot encrypt any folders outside of this folder. If you wish to encrypt outside this folder see the below other security solutions.
Other security solutions for protecting your files and folders in Windows


File and folders not frequently used


If you need to password protect files or folders that you do not frequently use, one of the simplest ways is to compress the folder and files with a compression utility and password protect the compressed file. However, each time you wish to work or modify the files you will need to uncompress the files using the password.


Windows ME and Windows XP users - Microsoft Windows ME and Windows XP come with their own compression utility. This utility can also be used to compress and password protect files.
 

smkblsy

New member
add more security to your password
download argente utility
after download and install
, you will see
password generating option under
tools->argentetools->password generator
click generate button to create secure passwords
 
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guruvayurappan

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Dear members,
Can any body suggest as to how to create password protected file/folder in my laptop.Thanks.Kalyanaraman.
dear kalyanam sir !
use loved/know one person name with their birth year or date as password.
create about 12 password since the banks request you to change the password frequently with instruction not use the previous 3 password . you need password for transaction also .put same pin for all ATM cards and change the same for all at a time
guruvayurappan
 
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