Increasingly, Windows and Mac users are paying more attention to information security and data privacy. What measures shall we take to ensure safety, especially for those confidential and sensitive folders? The best way, I think, is putting a password on a folder, since it can keep the malicious invasion out of the door.
Nevertheless, how to password protect a folder? Here I will provide the quick and simple methods of password protecting a folder for you.
In contrast to Mac operating system, it is difficult for you to find a way to lock folders in windows without installing extra software. Many methods recommended are using a piece of software. For people who don’t like using extra application, I am glad to share a way on how to password protect a folder in Windows by its built-in set in this section.
If you forget your password, you can right click the folder and choose Edit. Then, you will find the password of the folder. But don’t operate these steps in front of others, in this case, you may know your secret folder.
People always use Disk Utility or freeware to password protect a folder on Mac. You can google for the answer, or read this post Two Practical Ways to Password Protect Folders on Mac. If you think it’s not enough, now I am willing to introduce another free method to you. Have you heard using Terminal to lock a folder on Mac? In this part, I am going to show you how to lock a folder on Mac and call the folder Tab.mp4.
If your folder name has a space, you need add \ between words. For example, once you name your folder as My Secret.png, it should be zip -e my/secret.zip my/secret.png/*.
Free methods provide great protection for Windows and Mac users. But sometimes it might don’t work efficiently. So if you want to be more convenient, you can use third- party apps.
Besides password protecting files and folders, do you have other sensitive things need be protected? Like Facebook, WhatsApp, Skype, Email and so on. Actually, password protecting your applications on Mac is vital. So guys, try AppCrypt, it really awesome.
Key Features of Cisdem AppCrypt:
Cisdem AppCrypt doesn’t support folder locking, it merely allows you to lock apps on Mac.
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