How to Make Invisible Password Protected Folder?


Do you want to password protect your folder? Do you want to make it invisible so that it remains unnoticed by the normal users? Well here is a way to do that. In this post I will show you how to make a password protected folder in Windows without using any additional software. Here is is step by step procedure to create a password protected folder.
How to create a Password Protected Folder
Step-1: Create a new folder (Right-click -> New -> Folder) and give it any name of your choice. For instance I name it as ABC.
Step-2: Now in this folder place all the important files, documents or any folders that you want to password protect.
Step-3: Now Right-click on this folder (ABC) and select the option Send To -> Compressed (zipped) Folder.
Step-4: Now a new compressed zipped folder gets created next this folder (ABC) with the same name.
Step-5: Double-click on this compressed zipped folder and you should see your original folder (ABC) here.
Step-6: Now goto the File menu and select the option Add a password.
ie: File -> Add a password
Now a small window will pop up and here you can set your desired password. Once the password is set, the folder will ask for the password every time it is opened. Thus you have now created the password protected folder.
How to make it Invisible
Step-1: Now Right-click on this password protected folder and select Properties.
Step-2: At the bottom select the option Hidden and press OK. Now your folder gets invisible (hidden).
Step-3: In order to unhide this folder go to My Computer – >Tools -> Folder options. Switch to View tab, scroll down and under Hidden files and folders you’ll see the following two options
  • Do not show hidden files and folders
  • Show hidden files and folders
Now select the second option and press OK. Now the invisible folder becomes visible in it’s location. To access it you need the password. To make it invisible again repeat step -1 through step-3 and select the first option and click OK. Now the folder becomes invisible once again.
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  1. Anonymous

    December 17, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    bachchon ka khel h

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    December 17, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    abe ye kya sikha raha hai

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    December 22, 2009 at 5:35 am


  4. Anonymous

    December 24, 2009 at 7:21 am

    thnks man

  5. pravin

    February 9, 2010 at 11:59 am

    naa,this not works in window 7

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    February 17, 2010 at 12:33 pm


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    March 12, 2010 at 6:50 pm


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  10. Anonymous

    April 4, 2010 at 8:48 am

    yip not works in windows 7

  11. Anonymous

    July 24, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    thank you

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