How to password protect a folder in Windows 10, to keep your files safe from prying eyes

Source: Business Insider by Pulse | Author: Ross James | Published: Oct. 28, 2019

 

Knowing how to password protect a folder in Windows 10 allows you a degree of protection from the people you share your computer with or from someone stealing your hard drive.

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.

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