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How To Lock And Password Protect Folders In Windows 7 and Vista

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Do you have admin rights to a computer that you want to lock other users out of? If you are this is the perfect solution for you. You can lock folder out from other users so they CANNOT acess them !

Every time the blocked folder will be accessed, it will ask for administrator password. Therefore making the folder will be locked out permanently from other unless you undo this !

To lock a folder, right-click on that folder and select Properties. Now navigate to Security tab, and click Edit as shown in the screenshot below.

security settings how to password protect folders

A new window will pop-up, now under “Group and User Names”, select the user from the list whom you want to deny access to a specific folder, now under “Permissions for Users” check the Deny checkbox next to Modify(all other checkbox will get ticked automatically) as shown in the screenshot below.

deny access password protecting windows folders win7 vista free

Click OK and then click Yes when a Windows Security window will pops-up as shown in the screenshot below.

windows security how do I set a password for my windows folders for free?

Now click OK again and you are done. Now the specific user that you selected from the list will be denied access to this folder. It’s that simple!

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Re: How To Lock And Password Protect Folders In Windows 7 ...

Here is another way: How To Lock and Hide A Computer Folder Without A Program Or Application you can use that in any Windows OS Smile

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Re: How To Lock And Password Protect Folders In Windows 7 ...

I decided to write this thread to add to your tip above also ! Clicky

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Re: How To Lock And Password Protect Folders In Windows 7 ...

Mkay, how to undo this? Smile

So yeah, I protected my pics with 5 clicks, now I can't unprotect them all at once. I must unprotect them one by one ... I don't have time to unprotect 4650 pictures one by one Smile

Please help!

Thanks Smile

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Put the pics in one folder and protect the whole folder so its a one step to lock and unlock

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