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Password protecting a file or folder in windows 10 surface pro 3


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I want to password protect a folder on my surface pro 3 running windows 10. Is there away to do this with windows 10?


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Welcome to the forum, @thepaul,

To protect a file or folder in Windows 10:
1. Browse to the folder or file.
2. Right-click, Properties, Advanced
3. Encrypt contents to secure data

A good way to encrypt files across any operating system, and to reasonably protect them from being used even after emailing or copying to another location, is with Microsoft Office. Passwords may be used for individual files.