How to password protect a
folder in windows?
- Download WinSesame
from this link WinSesame
- Install the program:
- Right-click on the folder icon and select "WinSesame
protection" in the context menu:
- Enter and confirm the password of your choice to
protect this folder (the length is not limited). The
data will be encrypted using the encryption algorithm
selected in the list (default algorithm is WNS915). 6
algorithms are available.
- 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 encrypted 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.
- To open a protected document, double click it.
Enter the password and click on Open button or press
Enter. Once the document is decrypted, 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
How can I send protected data to somebody who does not
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
Which is the maximum size of the folders that WinSesame
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?
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