3 Steps Password Protect Folder in Windows 10

31 May 2017  Amanda J. Brook  Senior Product Manager


Even in Windows 10, we still have the demand of protecting our private data or something important. Password protect these data in Windows 10 with a protective method - Renee File Protector now! Just a few clicks!

Computer has been an important role in our daily life. Most of the times, we save confidential files or private data inside the computer. But when we have to share the computer with others, how to prevent others from accessing these data accidently? The best way is to password protect these folders and files.
Locking the folders which include sensitive files is an effective barrier to keep unauthorized users access to the data. But how can we protect these data in new Windows 10? Professional folder lock software – Renee File Protector is here to help. Unlike the build-in Microsoft Password protection tech, Renee File Protector will still protect your folder even using the same administrator account.
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More about Renee File Protector

  • Only one password, you can master all your protected files, folders and even partitions.
  • Main functions include lock, hide, protect, monitor, encrypt and safe delete files, folders and even disk.
  • Besides locking folders, you can also lock programs, games and some system files to prevent them from unauthorized modification, destruction or open.
  • Complete data protection across whole Windows platforms including Windows 10. Secure your privacy data without slowing your computer down.
  • Safety settings protect Renee File Protector and your data better.
  • New version of Renee File Protector support encrypt files and folders in External disk/USB and file in Shared Folders.

3 Steps Password Protect Folder in Windows 10 without Compression

Preparation before encryption:

Download Renee File Protector and install it.

The first time you use Renee File Protector, you will be required to set your master password and the email address.
set master password
Lock with Master Password of Renee File Protector
(Folder encrypted through this plan will not be password-protected after the uninstallation of Renee File Protector.)

Step 1: Launch Renee File Protector and click “Hard disk” then “Lock File”.

lock function

Step 2: Click “Lock Folder” and then select the target folder in the pop up browser.

lock folder

Step 3: When you want to open the protected folders, you will be required the master password.

enter master password
Besides, you can also right click the target folder and select “Lock (Deny read + run + write)”. Enter the master password in the pop-up window. Then whole encrypt process will be finished.
Lock with Master Password of Renee File Protector
Folders locked through this function will still under protection even Renee File Protector is uninstalled.

Step 1: Right-click the target folder, select “Renee File Protector” in the menu and then click “Encrypt a copy” or “Encrypt to *exe”.

Menu Encrypt

Step 2: Please enter the independent password in the pop-up window. (Please remember the password.)

Encrypt exe

Step 3: Safe delete the source folder.

After the lock process finished, the source folder will still reserve. So you need to safe delete it with “Shred and delete it” function of Renee File Protector.


Step 4: Enter the independent password.

When you run or extract the password-protected folder, you will be required to enter the password you set when encrypt the folder.

Renee File Protector is so easy-to-use. Even you are a newbie, you can master it in a short time! No need of any professional knowledge. Start to protect folder on your Windows 10  now!
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