Windows 7 - setting passwords for folder - Asked By Ramachandran on 08-Jan-12 12:35 AM

How to set the password based security for windows 7 folders
Suchit shah replied to Ramachandran on 08-Jan-12 12:54 AM
To lock and password in Window 7 follow below steps for that

1)To lock a folder, right-click on that folder and select Properties. Now navigate to Security tab, and click Edit 
2) 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
3) Click OK and then click Yes when a Windows Security window will pops-up
4) 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.

with this steps you can do it 
Suchit shah replied to Ramachandran on 08-Jan-12 01:00 AM
This tutorial will guide you through the steps required to create a locked folder in Windows 7 – without installing any additional 3rd party software.

While the steps below will guide you in creating a hidden and password protected folder, this method is not 100% secure. It will deter the average computer user enough, but an advanced user will be able to access the contents of this folder. 
Riley K replied to Ramachandran on 08-Jan-12 01:30 AM

I don't think there is a way to set password for windows 7 folder

If it is in a network group then you can do it, you can protect network sharing folder

You have to use some program for that 

kalpana aparnathi replied to Ramachandran on 08-Jan-12 05:35 AM
  1. Create a new folder and name it whatever you would like.
  2. Open the folder, right-click on a blank area in it, then select New -> Text Document from the pop-up menu.
  3. Open the text file you just created by double-clicking it and copy/paste in the following text:

    title Folder Private
    if EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" goto UNLOCK
    if NOT EXIST Private goto MDLOCKER
    echo Are you sure you want to lock the folder(Y/N)
    set/p "cho=>"
    if %cho%==Y goto LOCK
    if %cho%==y goto LOCK
    if %cho%==n goto END
    if %cho%==N goto END
    echo Invalid choice.
    goto CONFIRM
    ren Private "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
    attrib +h +s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
    echo Folder locked
    goto End
    echo Enter password to unlock folder
    set/p "pass=>"
    if NOT %pass%== PASSWORD_GOES_HERE goto FAIL
    attrib -h -s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
    ren "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" Private
    echo Folder Unlocked successfully
    goto End
    echo Invalid password
    goto end
    md Private
    echo Private created successfully
    goto End

  4. In the above code, replace the key PASSWORD_GOES_HERE with the password you want to use to unlock the folder. For example if you want the password to be 123456, the line should look like:

    if NOT %pass%== 123456 goto FAIL

  5. Save your new file in the .bat format with the complete file name being locker.bat. To do this, make sure to change the Save as type: to All Files (*.*).

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  7. In the folder you created back in Step #1, double click the locker.bat file and there will now be a new folder named Private where you can put anything you want.
  8. Upon exiting, double click the locker.bat file again. It will prompt you to answer whether you want to lock your folder or not. Press Y and the private folder will disappear.

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  10. In order to retrieve the Private folder, all you have to do is double click the locker.bat file and enter the password which you set in Step #4 and the folder will appear again for you to access.

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  12. That’s it!
dipa ahuja replied to Ramachandran on 08-Jan-12 06:10 AM
There are several ways of it.

1. you can use winrar and put them in the .rar file with password.

2.Use AxCrypt to encrypt you folders