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How to lock files and folders with password using WinRAR on PC?

If you allow others to use your personal computer but do not want them to access your sensitive files and folders on the PC, you can either hide them or use lock the data with password. In this article, we will use WinRAR which is the most popular archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of files and documents, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files. It has the built-in password protection feature to help you lock files and folders with password on computer.

How to lock files and folders with password using WinRAR on PC?

Make sure to download WinRAR here first. Note that this is NOT a free software. You need to purchase it. You can buy a single-user license with $ Now follow below steps to lock files using this tool on your computer.

If you want to lock single file on PC, right click on the file in Windows Explorer, you will then find the WinRAR options as shown in below screenshot. If you want to password protect multiple files and documents, you can put them into a folder, then lock the folder with password.

Choose &#;Add to archieve&#;.&#; from above contextual menu. The &#;Archive name and parameters&#; dialogue pops up.

Steps to password protect files on PC:

  1. Give the file a name as the &#;Archive name&#;;
  2. Choose output file format, RAR, RARS, ZIP;
  3. Click Set password button to protect your files with a password.

When you set a password to lock your files, you can check the &#;Show password&#; option to display the password when you enter it. For higher security level, we recommend you enable &#;Encrypt file names&#; option so others can&#;t see your file names or the encrypted files list.

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How to recover files from Folder Lock / Lockdir / Folder Protector

Kakasoft is a folder locking software. If you have forgotten your password or if you password simply doesn’t seem to work, then here is a solution for you… maybe two.


  • Go to your folder locked with Lockdir.
  • Turn on view hidden files and folder
    • In Windows 7 : Click the “Organize” button on Windows Explorer’s toolbar and select “Folder and search options” to open it. Click the “View” tab at the top of the Folder Options window. Select “Show hidden files, folders, and drives” under Hidden files and folders. Click “OK” to save the new setting.
    • In Windows 8 or Click the “View” tab on File Explorer’s ribbon and click the “Hidden items” checkbox in the Show/hide section.
  • A file named with printer icon will appear in the locked folder.
  • Right click on the file
  • Make it a rar file by clicking on &#;add to;
  • Open (Double-click) the newly created file and click on the folders and files to search for your files that you had locked. Keep searching. Some folders will not have a folder icon, they may have an image file icon or paint file icon. So click all files to search, even if it does not look like a folder.
  • Now you will find your videos, pictures, documents (which were locked)
  • To restore these files : Select the files you want to recover while inside WinRar. Then right-click and select “Extract to the specified folder”. Enter the destination path (the folder where you want the files to be copied to)
  • Now your files are recovered and copied to a new folder of your choice !

METHOD 2: (COMPLEX) (If the above does not work then try this more complex method)

  • Quickly visit and download the latest version of Total Commander (a free , small file manager software) We will use this software to access the locked files. Double-click on the Total Commander .exe file and install by following the instructions that will pop up.
  • Download this file which contains two plugins ( and,) for Total Commander and a readme file:
  • Install the 2 plugins in total commander by following the ‘readme’ file in the zip file
  • In Total Commander, browse to the locked directory, enter it and take whatever you want.

Hope you have recovered your files.  If you need assistance, comment below and I will try to help you out! &#;&#;Cheers !


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