Whether you're using your PC each and every day for an array of tasks, or simply logging on every now and then, you will have personal files saved on the hard disk to some degree. This also means that anyone with physical or even remote access, can compromise your files and depending on their nature, use them against your wishes. In this tutorial, I will show you how to password-protect and hide your folders In Windows 10.
Of course, this also applies to previous versions from Windows XP onward but for the purpose of this tutorial, I will be referencing Windows 10. It's all well and good to protect your files with a password, hence prevent unauthorized access, but there's nothing stopping someone from trying to guess or bruteforce the password In question.
As a result, I will be demonstrating not only how to password-protect folders, but also completely hide them from being viewed. To do this, I will be using a neat little tool named SecretFolder, that's free of charge and can be downloaded via the developer's website.
Essentially, you simply add your files to the folder that you wish to password-protect and the tool will do just that, as well as hide It In It's entirety. So without further delay, let's rip Into this tutorial.