How to encrypt a folder: Every time you leave home, do your brothers take advantage of it to use your PC without permission and systematically devastate the folder where you keep your most important files? Have you ever thought of encrypting the folder, so that you cannot access or modify its contents without inserting the password right? It’s not a hacker job like you think.
If you want to find out how to encrypt a folder, all you have to do is rely on KaKa Folder Protector. It is a very simple to use program that allows you to encrypt the contents of any folder, transforming it into an exe file that can only be viewed by entering a password. It is paid but it is available in a free version with limited features and advertising messages inside, which is more than good for your purposes. Here’s how to use it.
The first step you need to take if you want to learn how to encrypt a folder is to connect to CNET website and click on the item Download Direct Link (on the left) to download KaKa Folder Protector on your PC. The program is no-install, that is, it works without requiring installation, so to start it you just have to open the file by double clicking lockdir.exe just downloaded and click on Run.
In the window that opens, put the check mark next to the item Protect another and select the folder of the PC you want to protect from prying eyes. At this point, type the password you want to use to encrypt the folder in the fields Password is Re-enter and click on the button Protect to complete the procedure.
Mission accomplished! Now the folder you have selected is protected and nobody can access it without typing the correct password (that is the one you have chosen in KaKa Folder Protector). You can recognize it immediately in theExplore Resources Windows because its icon has turned completely orange and with a padlock next to it.
After seeing how to encrypt a folder, the time has come to see how to temporarily or permanently eliminate the protection of KaKa Folder Protector by going to open the encrypted password folder. To decrypt an encrypted folder with KaKa Folder Protector you need to access it, double click on the file lockdir.exe located inside it, type in the password and choose one of the three available options.
You can temporarily unprotect the files contained in the folder by selecting the item Temporary, view the contents of the mounted folder in a virtual drive by selecting Virtual Disk or remove the encryption entirely by choosing complete. All extremely easy and intuitive even for those who are not IT experts.