If you have sensitive information stored on a Windows computer that you share with others, or on a laptop that you’re worried could be stolen, you’ll need to keep your data safe.
This is when password protecting a folder can offer you peace of mind, in exchange for a little inconvenience.
You can password protect folders in Windows 10 so that you’ll need to enter a code whenever you open it.
Make sure you remember your password password-protected folders don’t come with any sort of recovery method if you forget. It might be useful to write down a hint for yourself. You could also make a backup, and keep that somewhere else, like on a flash drive.