How to forbid access to a folder: Are you tired of your siblings poking their noses while you’re not at home? Would you like a way to forbid access to your files but don’t want to buy expensive professional solutions or study the operation of very complicated data encryption software? No problem, there is Easy File Locker to help you out.
Easy File Locker is a free program for Windows (even 64-bit) that allows you to lock access to personal folders in a matter of clicks. Program settings are protected with a personalized password, so no one can unlock private folders. If you want to find out how to forbid access to a folder using it, read on.
The first step you need to take if you want to find out how to prohibit access to a folder is to connect to the Easy File Locker website and click on the Download item (32-bit version) if you are using a 32-bit operating system or on the Download item ( 64-bit version) if you use a 64-bit operating system to download the program to your PC.
When the download is complete open, double clicking on it, the file you just downloaded (ex. EFL1.3_Setup (x64) .exe ) and, in the window that opens, click first on Yes and then on Next , I Agree , again Next , Install and Finish to complete the installation process and start Easy File Locker .
In the window that opens, first click on the button with the + symbol enclosed in a dotted square (located at the top left) and then on … to select the folder to which you wish to deny access. Then remove the check mark from the Accesible item to make it inaccessible and decide whether or not to make it visible by the Windows Explorer by putting or removing the check mark from the Visible item .
Now, click click OK to save the changes and click the button with the key icon to set the password necessary to protect the program settings. In this way, while opening Easy File Locker , no unauthorized user will be able to unlock the folders made inaccessible. To set the password, all you have to do is type it in the Password and Confirm fields and click the OK button .
At this point, you have completed the procedure to prohibit access to a folder and you can close the program. The folder (or folders) set as inaccessible in Easy File Locker will remain so until you change the settings in the software.
To change the settings of Easy File Locker and make a locked folder accessible again, all you have to do is start the program and type in the password you have set before to access the settings screen. Then select the folder to unlock, double clicking on it, put the check mark next to all the items and click on the OK button to save the settings. Easy and fast.