Quick and Easy PC Repair
Last week, some of our users reported finding a password-protected folder in Windows XP Professional. Select the file or folder you want to help encrypt.Right-click the file or folder and go to Properties.On the “General” tab, do not forget to click the “Advanced” button.Select the Encrypt entire content check box to protect sensitive information.Click Apply, then click OK.
Updated February 10, 2017
Individual Windows XP users can use password-protected folders to hide confidential documents from neighbors. Password protection is available through the Windows XP operating system for shared and ZIP folders. For standard versions, if you use them, your account password is automatically assigned to most password-protected folders. You’ll be prompted to create an account password if the person doesn’t have one. ZIP folders most likely have a password that is independent of the site’s password.
Right-click on the file you want to protect and select Properties. The window will say “Properties marked X”, where “X” will be fixed with the name of your folder.
Press n a new field next to “Make this folder private” in the “Local and secure sharing” section.
Click Apply at the bottom of the window. If your wallet is password protected, the folder is now protected with the same password. The sharing window will probably ask you to create details if you don’t have a password protected website.
Enter your password in the “Enter a new password” text box, and then re-enter it in the “Retype your new password to confirm” box.A
Enter a word or phrase in the “Enter a word or phrase to use as a password hint” text box and click “Create Password”.
In the folder.properties folder, click OK to finish protecting the folder.
Double-click the ZIP folder and select File from the top menu.
Enter the change in the “Password” text box, and then again in the “Confirm password” text box.&
- Choose one easy-to-remember password.
- Make sure the Caps Lock key on your keyboard is off. This may result in incorrect password entry.
- Incorrect password entry will result inthe jewelry cabinet will be constantly filled with files.