Users are still dreaming about a Windows version that gives them the
possibility to protect with a password certain folders, but until that happens,
meet Folder Guard, a stand-alone app that could do that quite
Specifically designed to protect folders with passwords, Folder Guard
installs and runs in a minute, but it’s very important to pay attention to every
In fact, even developers seem to be extra cautious, warning the
user every time that in case he forgets the password, he may lose access to the
protected folder. That’s why the installer also attempts to create a restore
point, trying to help the user stay on the safe side and protect his data in
case of accidents.
Folder Guard is thus able to protect a desired folder with
a password and it’s not at all difficult to configure the application. There’s a
wizard to guide you through the whole process, letting you set up not only the
password to the respective folder, but also the one for protecting the app per
There’s a second way to guard your files though. Folder Guard comes with
a file explorer right in the main window, so it’s enough to browse to your
folder and right click it for instant protection.
In addition, you can change
its attributes and make it read-only, provide full access or restrict access
entirely unless you say otherwise.
In case there’s an accident and you lose
your password, and we all know that such accidents happen every once in a while,
don’t worry. Folder Guard gives you the option to create an emergency recovery
app that could be copied on a CD or on a USB flash drive to let you reset the
password in a second.
All in all, it’s all about security these days, and
until Microsoft will finally decide to work on this particular feature, Folder
Guard remains one of the best alternatives for users who want to protect their