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What should we do when you prevent your privacy information from being viewed by the other people? In this article, we will talk about how to set a password on a Windows folder.



Part 1: Encrypt with Renee File Protector for Network Transfer
Renee File Protector is the software designed for privacy information protection. It is easy for users to add password to encrypt files. Unlike ZIP and RAR, the encryption format of Renee File Protector is private, so no specific tool can decrypt this format.
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Easy to use Few clicks for whole folder encryption process.

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Easy to use Few clicks for whole folder encryption process.

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High Security Classified encryption method prevents data from leakage.

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Let’s see how to set a password on a folder with Renee File Protector.
1. Download and install Renee File Protector. Set the login password at the first time.
set password in file protector to prevent data leakage
2. Under [General], click on [Encrypt File] and then select the target file or folder.
select encrypt function in folder encryption software
3. Name for the encrypted folder and select to encrypt to gfl or exe.
password protect files and folder with folder encryption software
Tips: The gfl file shall be opened in the computer installed with Renee File Protector. You can encrypt the file to gfl when you transfer the personal file between different computers.
The exe file can be decrypted with the correct password, without any specific application. You can encrypt files to this format when you transfer to the other people.
4. Finally, set a password on the folder/file. Next time, enter the correct password to decrypt.
how to encrypt pdf with renee file protector
Part 2: Encrypt with Renee SecureSilo for Batch Files
Renee SecureSilo is the professional encryption software that specializes in creating the virtual silo to save files with the advanced encryption technology. The files saved in the silo are hard to be discovered. Besides, you can quickly open the silo to modify the files, not to decompress the encrypted folder. After modifying the files, you don’t need to compress the folder/file again. That saves time in compression.
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1. Download and install Renee SecureSilo. Then, click on [Create Silo].

create a virtual disk in renee secure silo
2. Name for the silo and click on [Next] to go on setting a password.

set a new password for the virtual disk in renee secure silo
3. Select the size for the silo and click on [Next] to create the silo.

select a size range for the virtual disk in renee secure silo
4. Click on [+] to get in the silo from the floating window. Then, place the files into the silo. Finally, close the silo to encrypt.
aes 256 encryption small window of securesilo is floating on the desktop
Part 3: Encrypt with WinRAR for Network Transfer
WinRAR is the common compression software. In fact, it can be used to encrypt folders. Next, we will tell you how to set a password on a folder with this software.
1. Install WinRAR and navigate to the target folder. Then, right click at the folder and select [Add to archive].
2. Set the password and compress the file.
3. Next time, enter the correct password to open the archive.
Limit: The file should be decompress when you want to modify.
Part 4: Modify Folder Properties
If you don’t want to install any application, you can encrypt a folder with the properties. Here are the steps about how to set a password on a folder with the properties.
1. Navigate to the target folder and then right click at it. Select [Properties].
2. Select [Advanced].

how to set a password on a folder select advanced option in properties
3. Check [Encrypt contents to secure data].

how to set a password on a folder
4. Confirm the change and click on [OK].
5. Next time, enter the correct password to open the file. If you change another account, the system will not allow you to view the folder.
Limit: Through this method, you can only encrypt the files in the NTFS partition, the FAT partition excluded. Besides, this method does not fit the Windows home version.
Part 5: Conclusions
To protect the privacy information, we usually add password to the folders. How to set a password on a folder easily? From the above contents, we’ve known that Renee File Protector and Renee SecureSilo are safe, reliable and easy to use. Importantly, they will not modify the properties and contents.