for Windows 10, 8, 7, and XP
Lock folder with password
You can use Folder Guard to lock folders with passwords. When someone attempts to open the folder, Folder Guard prompts the user to enter the password you’ve set up. If the password is incorrect, Folder Guard does not let the folder to open. Any file folder on your hard disk can be password protected, such as your Music, Videos, Photos folders, as well as folders with other files and documents.
Protect programs with passwords
If you don’t want other users to be able to run a program without your permission, you can use Folder Guard to lock the program, too. If you use a shortcut to launch the program, you can protect the shortcut with the same password, too. After that, whenever you use the shortcut, you will be prompted to enter the valid password before the program could be started.
Hide folders with a mouse click
If you don’t want others to even know that you have a folder with your personal files, you can hide folder. The folder will be hidden from virtually any Windows application, including Windows Explorer, Office, Word, Excel, command prompt, etc. Any file folder can be hidden, including folders with your photos, movies, videos, music, etc. The hidden folder can contain an unlimited number of files and subfolders, all of which would be hidden, too. When you need to see your hidden files, you would turn off the protection (by pressing your hot key and entering your password, for example), and all your previously hidden files and folders would instantly become visible, as before.
Disable Control Panel with Folder Guard
If you don’t want others to accidentally (or intentionally) mess your system up by changing its settings, you can use Folder Guard to disable access to various commands of Control Panel and and other Windows configuration tools. Using the “permissions” of Folder Guard, you can, for example, remove the Run command from the Start menu, or prevent users from changing the Display properties, and so on.
Control access to files and folders
You can use Folder Guard to fine-tune the access control to your files and folders for users of your computer. You can designate folders and files to be “read-only” or not accessible at all, depending on which user is trying to access them. Different users can have different access rights to the files and folders. This way, you can allow full access to the protected folders for yourself, and deny the access for other users.