IObit Protected Folder is an effective file and data protection tool for Windows. You can set a password to lock your folders and files from being seen, read or modified in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP and Server 2008, 2003. It works like a safety box, just drag and drop the folders or files you want to hide or protect into Protected Folder, then no one can see, read or modify them. Check out below steps to easily lock any private files and documents on your computer.
Run this file protection program on your computer, you will be asked to set the password. Note that the password is case sensitive. Type in the same password in both the Create a password and Confirm password boxes. Then create a password hint in case you may forget your password.
You can easily drag and drop the files and folders you want to protect from your desktop or hard drive or click “Add” button to add them into this program. Once being locked, you can directly click the protected file/folder to open it. If you don’t want to hide or lock a file or folder any more, simply click to select th file or folder in the list and then hit the Unlock button. The selected file or folder will be put to its original path or location.