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WinSesame is a free security software to password protect folders on the hard disk, network, CD, and external drives on Windows 7, Vista, XP computers.  How to password protect a folder?

WinSesame 11: Data protection with a high level of security.

Protect confidential files or folders using strong encryption by password and key file on any media: hard disk, mobile media, network.

Creation of self-extracting encrypted archives that do not require the software to be installed.

Concealing encrypted data behind photos.

Signature and certification of all types of files.

Uses WNS1040 the most powerful encryption algorithm currently available.

How to password protect a folder in windows?

  1. Download WinSesame from this link WinSesame Free
  2. Install the program:

    Install the program
  3. Right-click on the folder icon and select "WinSesame protection" in the context menu:

    context menu
  4. Enter and confirm the password of your choice to protect this folder (the length is not limited). The data will be enchiffred using the encryption algorithm selected in the list (default algorithm is WNS915). 6 algorithms are available.

    Enter and confirm the password of your choice to protect this folder

  5. The icon of the folder or file is modified to indicate that this document is locked. It is no longer possible to open this file or folder without the password. Data is enchiffred so you can bring this file on a external drive or sending it by email. Data stay protected by encryption even if you try to open this file or folder on another computer or operating system.
    The icon of the folder or file is modified to indicate that this document is locked
  6. To open a protected document, double click it.

    Enter the password and click on Open button or press Enter

    Enter the password and click on Open button or press Enter. Once the document is dechiffred, the program will automatically open the document. If it is a folder it is opened in Windows Explorer. If it is a file it will automatically open the application associated with this type of document.

Click on the questions:


How does WinSesame work?


Under which version of Windows does WinSesame work?


I forgot a password : what can I do?


Does the removing of the software remove the protection?


Does WinSesame work on a limited account?


Which is the security level of WinSesame?


Is it possible to schedule the locking of all the opened protected folders?


Is WinSesame free?


How to no longer protect a folder?


How to change the password of a folder?


Can I carry a protected folder on my USB key and open it on another computer?


If my computer is destroyed my license lost and I cannot contact the supplier of the software to obtain a new license can I recover my protected folders stored in my safeguards?


How can I send protected data to somebody who does not have WinSesame?


Does WinSesame work with Linux and Mac?


Can I use my license on several computers?


What to do if I change computer?


Can I lock files on the network?


If I open a protected folder on the network can the other users access it ?


Which is the maximum size of the folders that WinSesame can protect?


Can a folder protected by WinSesame be removed by somebody who can access this file?


Can I be refunded if I am not satisfied with WinSesame?


All the frequently asked questions.


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Video tutorials:

How to password protect a folder in windows video tutorial


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