My question is about Windows and no networking (it's not about a shared folder, just a local folder, example C:\Users\john\musics\myMusics).

All software to "lock" folders just hide the folder, and ask password to "show" the folder again.

I don't want to hide a folder and then to show it by opening the program and give the password, it's too long, annoying.

What I want is the folder to be visible BUT when accessing to it (by double click, for example), a prompt that asks for a password to access to its content. Just that. Simple.

  • Is the for any access by the owner AND other local users — or — do you mean, require password if OTHER local users attempt to access? – Tyson Aug 5 '18 at 15:38
  • Just for local user. Imagine that you log into your local account Windows 10 and your have on your desktop a folder. This folder has to be protected by password. It's a custom request – sql_newbie_developper Aug 5 '18 at 15:59
  • So I presume you mean that a single user, ‘john’ in your example above, remains always logged in, but you want to restrict access to your “music”. In that case ‘john’ would be known as the Owner. I found this on google, apparently not completely secure, but may serve your purpose: laptopmag.com/articles/password-protect-folder-windows-10 – Tyson Aug 5 '18 at 16:29
  • Thank for the search. I've already seen this content (the page you gave in your last comment) and the problem it's that it open command prompt. The ideal way i want is to right click on folder > set password for LOCK and when double click asking for password. But I suppose it's not possible on Windows... – sql_newbie_developper Aug 5 '18 at 17:16

I have find a software, but you could need to pay for it. I have downloaded it and tested. This could be a little different from your requirements. https://password-folder.en.softonic.com/

When you open the software, you can add the folders into it to lock the folders. And on the right-top of the software, you can click the options, to select if you want to hide the locked folders or other permissions.

When you double-click the folder locked, it will tell you that you don't have the permissions.

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