How to protect any executable file with a password

Password protect any executable file or folderIn the past we have shown you a Windows Seven Hack where In the past we have shown you a Windows Seven Hack on how you can create a folder on your desktop and can only open it when you supply the right password. This time we will introduce something better, we will show you how you can password protect any executable exe file, document or the contents of a folder and have the folder visible to you only when you put the right password. This protection comes in addition to the local security that's offered by the Operating System such as NTFS. This can really be useful when you share a machine with family members, co-workers using the same login but need to keep some things private to yourself. In the past, chat applications, FTP applications, Excel (financial) spreadsheets and Word documents etc can all be protected against accidental deletion or use by unauthorized users.

There is an easy freeware application called my-lockbox which will let you achieve this. In this step by step article we will show you exactly how to install and configure this application so you can password protect a folder with anything as its content, including exe files, documents, spreadsheets etc. You can even use this to protect your Portable Apps.

1. Go to http://www.fspro.net/my-lockbox/ and download the My-lockbox free edition

Download My-Lockbox free Edition from its website

2. Start install by running the downloaded file, Click Next to start the install

2. Start install by running the downloaded file, Click Next to start the install

3. Accept the licensing agreement

Accept the licensing agreement

4. Choose Default Install location

Choose Default Install location