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How to Unlock and Password Protect a Folder in Windows

2013-09-13 19:13:23 / Posted by Shawn Hamilton to Password
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In all versions of Windows OS, you have the option to create a password protected folder or remove the lock icon from a folder. In fact, many people are unfamiliar with this powerful function. In this article, I will show you how to unlock and password protects a folder in Windows 8/7/Vista/XP.

Part1: How to Create a Password Protected Folder in Windows 8/7/Vista/XP?

For any security reasons, you need to password protect your folder in your Windows computer. There are a lot of methods that you can use to create a password protected folder, most of which require the use of some third party software. Here we list the way to create a password protected folder without any extra software.

Part 2: How to Remove the Lock Icon from a Folder in Windows 8/7/Vista/XP?

If you have created a private folder in your computer and now want to unlock the password protected folder, following guide is for your reference.

To unlock an encrypted folder, you have to change the security settings on the folder to allow the Users group to read from the folder.

Now you must have a clear idea about how to create a password protected folder or remove the lock icon from a folder. For any other password issues, click here.

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How to Unlock and Password Protect a Folder in Windows