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How Do Folder Lock Password Protect Folders?

Want to know what the easiest and safest way to protect your data is? It is folder encryption and password protection. With Kakasoft Advanced Folder Encryption, an all-in-one folder lock and folder encryption software, you can create your own secure folder. Now, no one can access, rename or copy the data that you protected. More importantly, this folder protection works in all applications, and in DOS and Safe Mode. There are no tricks to bypass this protection.

Step 1. Download and install Kakasoft Advanced Folder Encryption

Download Advanced Folder Encryption here. When downloading finished, launch the setup file to install.

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Step 2. Add files/folders to password protect folders now!

This is the main window. Simply drag and drop files/folders in the window to lock folders and files.

Lock Folder from Main Window


There is another and easier way encrypt folders. Right click the folder and select "Encrypt" menu.


Lock Folder from Explorer

Step 3. Input a password and select the security level to encrypt.

The default security level is "High". You can set higher or lower strength for your special uses. If you want to completely hide a folder, check the "Hidden" Option. When the folder encryption finished, you can find the hidden folder from the file list of the main window.

input password to lock folder

Step 4. The Folder have been protected.

locked folder

Step 5. Enter the password to open the file/folder.

[Browse] After decryption, the program will re-encrypt the file/folder as soon as it was closed.
[Temporary] The file/folder is unprotected temporarily and should be restored protection manually.
[Complete] Completely decrypt the file/folder.

Decrypt folder with password

Kindly Reminding

You can set different password to protect each folder. This will help you password protect and lock folder for different uses, especially when there are several users on the same computer or you locked folders in removable devices such as USB drive. In case that you forget passwords and fail to open your locked folders, we strongly recommend you to save the passwords somewhere that can easily be found, in a notepad, for example.