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Many Windows 7 users want to encrypt their folders for data security. That can prevent data leakage or stop data being used easily. How to password protect a folder in Windows 7? In this essay, we will introduce 3 ways to you.



How to Password Protect a Folder in Windows 7?
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First, we will talk about how to password protect a folder in Windows 7 with the encryption software. Renee File Protector can be used to encrypt a few files; while Renee SecureSilo can encrypt and mange piles of files. Next, we will show you more details.

1. Password Protect with Renee File Protector

What is Renee File Protector?
Renee File Protector is the encryption software that specializes in private data security. It can not only encrypt a file/folder/disk but also password protects the external devices, such as external disk, SD card and USB flash drive.
In addition, it can hide and block files to protect them from being modified and read. Meanwhile, it is very easy to use, even a computer beginner can easily control the software.
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How to password protect a folder in Windows 7 with Renee File Protector?
Step 1: Install and launch Renee File Protector. Fill in the necessary information.
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Step 2: Click on [Hard Disk] – [Lock File] – [Lock Folder]. Then, select the target folder and confirm.
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Step 3: The locked folder will be listed in the pane. Then, you can unlock, remove or clear the locked folder with the correct passcode.
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These are all steps about how to password protect a folder in Windows 7 with Renee File Protector. We suggest you try this way when you merely want to encrypt a few folders. If you want to easily manage the encrypted folders, Renee SecureSilo can help you.

2. Password Protect with Renee SecureSilo

What is Renee SecureSilo?
Renee SecureSilo is the software that protects data in computer, hard disk and removable drive (USB, CD). With the advanced AES256 algorithms, it provides the comprehensive data encryption plan which can protect files, folders and removable drives but also disguise files and folders to prevent data leakage.
In addition, this software is very easy to use. You can encrypt all folders within a few seconds. Therefore, it is suitable for both of individuals and companies.
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How to password protect a folder in Windows 7 with Renee SecureSilo?
Step 1: Install and launch Renee SecureSilo. Set the login password.
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Step 2: Enter the login password.
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Step 3: Click on [Encrypt Files] – [Create Silo]. Then, name for the silo and select the destination folder. Click on [Next] to go on.
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Step 4: Set a password for the silo.
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Step 5: Set size for the silo.
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TipsIf your file is over 4GB, the file system of the silo should be NTFS. Here are the steps:

Right click at [This PC] – [Manage] – [Disk Management]. Find out the silo and right click at it. Then, select [Format] and then [NTFS].

Step 6: Next, place the files into the silo and close the silo. Next time, enter the correct passcode to open the silo.
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Besides, Windows offers the built-in encryption tool. We will tell you how to use the tool in the followings.

3. Use Windows Built-in Encryption Tool

How to password protect a folder in Windows 7 with the built-in encryption tool:
Step 1: Navigate to the target folder and right-click at it. Select [Properties].
Step 2: Click on [Advanced] – [Encrypt contents to secure data] under [Compress or Encrypt attributes].
Step 3: Confirm to modify the properties. Then, you will see a new icon in the task bar. Click at the icon.
Step 4: Follow the prompts to set a password for the folder.
Step 5: Select to output the folder and finally click on [Finish] to encrypt the folder.
From the above contents, we can see that it is not easy to use the Windows built-in encryption tool and manage the encrypted folders with the tool. Therefore, we recommend you use the professional software to protect your folders.