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How to Lock Files with Password on Windows?

As the release of ultrabook laptop enters into a new era. Now people are enjoying the convenience brought by the Information Age, computers are thinner and with much larger hard drive disks.

While have you ever thought about that if you leave all of your files and folders open and unprotected in your computer there is a great possibility that your files or data are facing the danger of rampant eavesdropping and plagiarism. What a serious situation you put yourself in! Therefore, it is time for you to do something to guard your files and folders in a single computer now. The most reliable and easy-to-get way to safeguard your files and folders is to lock them up with a password of good security strength.
Here is about how to lock files on Windows 7/Windows 8/XP system with Advanced Folder Encryption, follow the detailed steps of locking a file/folder and make sure your sensitive data are beyond reach of bad guys or rivals.

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Step 1 Install the application in your computer.

If this is the first time for you to use Kakasoft Advanced Folder Encryption to lock file you have to install it first.

To start to lock files with Advanced Folder Encryption you can you need to run the Setup program first, follow the setup wizard step by step and then select a folder to install the file locker in it. Then finish installation by clicking on “Install” button. 

Step 2 Select a file to lock

When you finish the installation, in the prompted main window of the program you can begin to lock file.

Here you have two choices in selecting a file to lock.
One is using the drag-and-drop feature to directly drag the file you want to lock to the main window and then drop it in the black are of the window.
Another method is adopting “Encrypt File” and “Encrypt Folder” button on the taskbar to add file in the lock list.

The third method is to use to the Right-Click Menu, just right click on the file and then navigate to “Encrypt” option.

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Step 3 Set a password and lock your file

To set password you are required to enter your password and then re-enter it, next you can select a suitable security strength to lock and protect your file.
Here you have three choices: Normal, High, Highest.
Normal allows you to lick files in large volume in the fastest speed.
High means you can lock files in medium size in fast speed.
Highest is designed for locking files with top secret, and the files are small in size, what’s more the speed is slow.

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Next, you can choose a display mode of the locked files, which means you can allow the files display on the local drive so that any user access to the disk can view the protected file, or you can click “Hidden” button to hide the locked file in the local drive and you can only view them in the main window of the program. 

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Then click on “Encrypt” button to complete locking the file.


  1. Kakasoft Advanced Folder Encryption adopts the military standard 256-bit AES on-the-fly encryption algorithm to robustly secure you data security, and supports multiple ways of encrypting files and folders in your PC with Windows 7/ Windows 8/XP.  
  2. It offers 3 different security strengths to meet users with different needs. If this is the first time for you to lock a file you’d better use “Normal” as the default setting to lock your file. “Normal” is easy to handle and allows you retrieve your password in case you forget it.
  3. This is a extremely easy-to-use software, so that anyone even a computer novice can password protect the file with the help of explicit user guide.  


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