Reasons may be different but many of the computer users dream to encrypt and password protect files and folders on their machines. Do you keep anything personal or confidential files and folders with you? which you might feel should be encrypted and you’re only one should be able to see those stuff? Then you should password protect your files and folders using a third party software.
If you’re one of such case trying to password protect files and folders in your computer, you can try SafeHouse Explorer software to complete your needs. It is a free and hell awesome tool which can be installed on all windows operating systems, we mean Windows XP, 7, 8 and vista. It creates a new volume with desired space and you can password protect that specif volume to store personal or official stuff.
In short, no one can access the files in that volume without entering the password. Exact match password is essential to access those files.
How to encrypt and Password Protect Files and Folders – Tutorial
Here is the detailed tutorial on how to make use of Safehouse explorer to password protect files and folders. Logic is simple here; you’ll create a new volume and allocate some space to it according to your needs and finally you’ll set a strong password for it. you’ll drag and drop required data to that volume. So, whenever you try to open that created volume, you’re forced to input the password. That’s it
Can’t get exactly and need little more clarification? then head down and follow these steps carefully. It is not a geeky task and i’m sure any one with little computer knowledge can do this.
Step 1 | Downloading and Installing
Before setting a password for your files and folders, you must be able to download and install SafeHouse explorer on your machine.
Once downloaded successfully, lets move on to instillation process. Instillation is simple as normal software’s. Double click the downloaded setup file and follow the onscreen instructions.
Step 2 | Creating a volume
Once the instillation process is over, Open the installed software and click New Volume.
In first phase, Blindly hit Next
In second phase, Name your volume to something you remember. The details you entered in the filed Description will be shown as volume name. In our case we named it as Geek Dashboard.
In third phase, It time to give some space to your volume. Depending on your need; allocate few space to it. As we store mostly text files in our Geek Dashboard volume, we allocated 100 MB.
Don’t worry you can create as many volumes you want. I mean one for pictures, one for videos and another for Office files etc. Hope you got the point.
Now lets set a password for the newly created volume. This is very crucial step. Enter the password twice and hit next. Never forgot the entered password. You may miss your entire password protected data if case you forgot your password.
Everything is set now. In last phase, again cross check the entered details and if you feel everything is made exactly for your needs, just hit Create New Volume and lastly hit finish.
Step 3 | Adding Files to be Protected to the Volume
So till now we have created a new volume with 100 MB Space and and attached a new password for it. You might see new icon on your desktop (In our case Geek Dashboard)
Double click it to open and drag and drop all confidential files in it. Once finished adding files, close it
Step 4 | Accessing the protected files
In order to access the files you protected, double click the volume created and enter the password. That’s it.
Now you have perfectly password protected files and folders using Safe house explorer. let us know if you still face any problems while password protecting your files and folder by making use of discussion section.