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By Justin SabrinaUpdated on August 03, 2023

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We all have secret information, we need to make them safer, and if you want to learn how to protect your files, folders and drives by locking, this page will teach you.

"I want to protect many of my files, folders and even the entire drive. I realize that my files are not safe because they are not protected. Everyone can check my information at any time. Is there some good advice to keep my Files, folders and drives for high protection?"

password protect Files, Folders and Drives on windows 10

People’s secret always keep in theirs mind who like to keep them be safe for away from the world which make your sense comfortable. Therefore, to protect private files, folders and drives for prevented anybody unnecessary access, it’s necessary. So why not try to use a known data protection program to provide high-level-protection for your data?

Before we get started, let's take a look at the benefits of locking files, folders and drives:

  • Password protect your files, folders and drives
  • Prevent unauthorized access
  • Protect important information
  • Effective parental control
  • Lock photos, videos and more documents on Windows PC

Ukeysoft File Lock, which is the one of best program for data protection, provide a military-grade 256-bit AES encryption technology for encrypting files, folders and drives that can prevent people to access files, folder and drives without permission. With the locking protection, you won’t have to worry about the confidentiality of your data as well as data loss. In addition to password protecting your files, folders and drives, UkeySoft File Lock offers other latest protection data technologies like Hide or Protect Files/Folders/Drives, USB/SD cards, and Shared Folders. UkeySoft File Lock provides you with End-to-End data security to protect all your data, keeping data confidentiality and integrity at all times. The specific functions of this UkeySoft File Lock are as follows:

  • Lock any type files and folders on local drive , USB drive or LAN network with password;
  • Hide files, folders or drives from all other users (including administrators);
  • Protect an unlimited number of objects;
  • Protected files/folders/drives cannot be modified, deleted or changed even in Safe Mode;
  • High level of protection;
  • High performance rate
  • Support Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2008 Server;
  • Support FAT, FAT32 and NTFS systems.

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"UkeySoft File Lock is a simple software with minimum options on startup. But once you use it, you can rest assure your files and folders are safe from anyone trying to get hold of them. There are not many preferences required to set; it just works out of the box. All you need to do is to set a password and then add files or folders to protect them.

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How to Password Protect Your Files, Folders on Windows 10

Step 1.Launch UkeySoft File Lock

You should download and install the program before you start. If this is the first time you have run this trial, you will need to type the initial password "123456" in the program to enable the program.

launch UkeySoft file lock program

Note: If you want to give the full functionality of the program or you want to set your own password for the software, you will need to unlock this program.

Step 2. Select Locking File

After entering the program, all supported features are listed in the left column. First you need to confirm that the target file is on a local disk or an external disk. Go to the Local Disk and you are allowed to hide, lock, protect, monitor your files, folders and drives. If you want to encrypt your data, select“Locking File” and then select the content you want to encrypt from a file, folder, or drive.

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Step 3.Encrypt Password on Files/Folders/Drives

After completing the above steps, a small window pops up and provides all the relevant content that you are allowed to encrypt. Click “OK” to add the selected files/folders to the program and set up your password. Now no one can open them unless you enter the correct password.

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Step 4.Unlock Files/Folders/Drives

If you need to decrypt a protected folder/file/drive, simply select it and click the "Unlock" button to unlock the encrypted data.

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Justin Sabrina

Justin Sabrina

Justin Sabrina has over 10 years of content writing experience. She specializes in product reviews, how-to guides, tips and tricks, top lists, etc. on data encryption, multi-media conversion, screen recording and iOS unlocking. At UkeySoft, she performs in-depth research SEO copywriting and collaborates with our R & D team to offer effective software solution, most of her articles on software are helpful and easy to read, helping our reader easily solve problems through using software or apps.


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