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PASSWORD PROTECTION FOR FOLDERS AND DRIVERS

Everyone store the important files and folders in their PC and USB drivers. Some of them feel very insecure about the data and information in their PC and USB's. It is important to protect those important files and folders by providing some security systems to them. Password protection is one of the methods for protection of the folders.

There are two types of password setting for the folders, which include using the third party software and by not using the software. Let me discuss about some third party software's which provide passwords for the folders in the windows operating system............

Folder Lock Software's in Windows:

1. FOLDER GUARD:

With this Folder Guard we can lock folders with passwords and restrict other users to access the data from those folders. This software completely hides the private folders virtually until a valid password is entered. Folder Guard provides security and disable and restrict access to removable drives and control panel.
http://www.winability.com/folderguard/

Also Read: PASSWORD PROTECTION FOR FOLDER WITHOUT INSTALLING ANY SOFTWARE.

Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7/8

2. LOCK-A-FOLDER: 

Lock-A-Folder is efficient software for setting up password for the folders and files in the PC and protecting them. It is lightweight and easy process which allows locking and hiding files in computer. With this we can lock unlimited folders; the locked folders can be made visible only by entering password and selecting folders. It is a open source. 
https://code.google.com/p/lock-a-folder/

Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7

3. INSTANT LOCK:

Instant lock software provides security to folders and files very efficiently in a quick manner. It secures GB's of data within seconds of time. Process of security providing is selecting the files and data that you want to secure with a password. It is very powerful tool for securing data and files. 
http://instantlock.net/lockfolders.asp

Compatibility: Windows XP/7

4. HIDE FOLDERS 2012:

Hide folders provide immediate protection to the data in 4 methods like: Hide Lock, Hide & Lock and Read only. The files which are to be protected with the password are Dragged and Dropped into the Hide Folder window from Windows Explorer. It has hot keys to manage basic Hide Folders functions.
http://fspro.net/hide-folders/


Compatibility: Windows XP/7

5. FOLDER LOCK FREE:

Folder Locker Free provides a very simple and straight forward attractive user interface. By using this software for protection Directories and files are hidden immediately and secured with a password. The process is Drag-n-Drop of folders. Folder Locker Free is free ware and user with any knowledge about the file systems can also use this comfortably.


Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7

6. FOLDER PASSWORD LOCK:

Folder Password Lock can lock large amounts of data instantly. This software blocks the reading and writing of files and folders. And it is easy to use. Folder Password Lock hides the Adult Videos and images. This software safe Guards our valuable information and data from Hackers. It is absolutely free software.


Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7/8

7. FOLDER PASSWORD PROTECTION:

If you want to lock a folder then you simply Right-click that folder, select lock folder option from menu and then enter your password. If you want to access locked folder you want to enter the respective password of that folder. Folder Password Protection does not allow accessing locked folders in Windows Safe Mode, DOS...etc., It is also used to protect our files in the external drives although they are stolen.


Compatibility: Windows 7/8

USB Drive Security:

USBCrypt:

With USBCrypt we can set protection to portion of any removable or fixed drive to keep confidential files from unauthorized access. The Encrypted file remains safe until the correct password is entered to access it. USBCrypt is closely integrated with windows shell.  It can encrypt not only the USB drives, but also drives connected through other methods such as eSATA and Fire-wire. USBCrypt also provides the option of “Spare Key" in the case when we forget password.


Compatibility: Windows XP/Server/Vista/7/2000

As per my knowledge these are the software's which provide better security and protection to our date, files, folders and the USB drives.

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