Windows 7 Password Protected Folder

2 Tricks on Windows 7 Password Protected Folder

2013-12-05 13:23:52 / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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Trick 1: How to Password Protect Folder in Windows 7?

Want to protect your privacy and important data from theft, loss or leaks? Creating Windows 7 password protected folder is the most effective method. But can a folder be password protected in Windows 7? Actually, you can't use a password to protect files and folders in Windows 7. You are only allowed to protect individual files by using a password if you are an administrator on Windows 7 computer. Every time the blocked folder will be accessed, it will ask for administrator password.

Create Windows 7 Password Protected Folder as Administrator

Follow the instruction to get Windows 7 password protected folder.

  • Right-click on the folder and select "Properties". Navigate to "Security" tab, and click "Edit".

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  • A new window will pop-up, now under "Group and User Names", select the user from the list whom you want to deny access to a specific folder, now under "Permissions for Users" check the "Deny" checkbox next to Modify.

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  • Click "OK" and then click "Yes" when a Windows Security window pops up. And click "OK" again.

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Create a Windows Login Password to Protect all Files including Folders in Windows 7

But if you find it hard to change file access permission for specific users each time you want to password protect a folder, directly create a password to protect your Windows 7 computer when it boots. Thus you will be the only one user who can access your files in your account.

  • Click on "Start" and then "Control Panel" and then "User Accounts and Family Safety" link.
  • Click on the "User Accounts" link. Click the "Create a password for your account" in the "Make changes to your user account" area.
  • In the first two text boxes, enter the password you would like to start using.
  • Click "OK" to finish.

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Trick 2: How to Decrypt Windows 7 Password Protected Folder?

If you created Windows 7 password protected folder as the first method mentioned as above, then it's easy to clear the password. Just clear all the "Deny" checkbox under "Permissions for Users" next to Modify.

If you chose to encrypt your Windows 7 computer with a login password to protect your files from being accessed by others, thus you have to remove the Windows 7 login password in Control Panel. However, if you forget your Windows login password, you are definitely in big trouble. Thus, you need to crack the forgotten password in urgent. Fortunately, Windows Password Recovery can help you to solve the problem easily. Just follow the following steps.

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  • Burn an .iso file to a blank CD/DVD/USB flash drive.
  • Insert the created device to the locked Windows 7. Specify and set BIOS to boot from it.
  • Select the username and password you want to crack.
  • Click "Reset" to crack the forgotten password.

Then you can freely access your password protected folder and files in Windows 7.

Knowing how to encrypt and decrypt Windows 7 password protected folder, and have a flexible command of it on your computer.

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