How to encrypt and password protect your important files and folders

Sometimes we want to secure some files and don't want anyone to access them. Making these files hidden is the simple but unsecure method. Anyone can view them and make changes to them.
I tried many softwares but most of them were simply of no use with lots of ads and bulky.

 Computing is not about computers anymore. It is about living. ~Nicholas Negroponte, Being Digital, 1995

In this article, I am going to share with you a simple yet very effective way to conceal your important
files and folders.

STEP 1 :

Download this totally free amazing software - SafeHouse Explorer Download link

This software is free however provides some extra cool features after getting premium, but the free version is more than sufficient.

It works with windows xp,vista,7,8.1 (both 32 and 64 bit versions)
Install the software and once it gets complete select "New volume"
You can either create a single big volume or multiple smaller volumes with different types of files.

Enter the path where you want this volume to be created and give it a name.

STEP 2 :

Choose the volume size for this private volume
You will see a checkbox saying "preinitialize volume with random data", Let it be checked as by default.
It will fill the remaining space of your volume with random data increasing the measures of security.

Choose your password and select create volume
It will create a volume with the size and name specified by you

Open my computer and you will see a new drive with its name as label
You can simply drag and drop (See the image below- Drag and drop misunderstanding!!! ) your important files in this drive and those will be automatically get encrypted

STEP 3 : 

After adding all the files, in SafeHouse Explorer window select file -> close volume
Your protected volume won't be there in my computer now.
To access this volume go to the path you selected in first step.
Enter password and you will be able to access your files.

In this way your important folders will be kept very safe and no one could view or change them.
Keep your password strong and do not forget it.
In the future I will share an article about managing Passwords and their security.

 Treat your password like your toothbrush.  Don't let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months.  ~Clifford Stoll

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