Are you looking to protect your files with a password? This is understandable, especially if you are sharing a computer with other people. We show you how to encrypt folders under Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7.
If you are sharing a computer with friends, family or colleagues, you will be familiar with the situation: You do not want another person to be able to look into your private files and folders. For this reason, many users are very interested in protecting not only individual documents but also whole folders with a password.
Encrypt folders with WinRAR
To protect a folder with a password you have to follow these steps:
- Download the free WinRAR software and install the program on your computer.
- Open WinRAR and select the folder that you want to protect with a password.
- Use a right-click on the folder and select “Move files to archive”.
- Now you have to select “Choose a password”. If you want to know how to choose a safe password which you can easily remember, you should read our article “Focus password safety”.
- Now confirm with “OK”.
Now your folder is encrypted and cannot be opened without entering the password. Do you have additional questions or need support? Our technicians will gladly assist you with your issues. Just contact a TrustATec service partner near you and get a no-obligation consultation. Make use of our Security Check Consultation or Computer & Laptop Diagnosis, we will answer all of your questions concerning password protection and encryption, but we also test for and clear your system of third-party access, spyware, and all viruses with our Virus Removal service.