Have you ever thought of creating a user locked folder in Windows 7? Well, there is a simple workaround to create a folder that can be accessible only by a particular Windows user. In this tutorial, I will explain the steps to create a user locked folder in Windows 7.
Here I am going to create a folder with a lock sign on it, which can only be accessed by the user who created that. All the other users of the same Windows 7 PC will not be able to access the folder.
Steps To Create A User Locked Folder In Windows 7:
Step 1: To get started, open your windows explorer by pressing Win + E on your keyboard.
Alternatively, you can also open the explorer by following this path: Start -> Computer.
Step 2: Create a folder and name it as per your wish inside any drive in the Windows explorer. To create a folder, right click inside the Explorer and select New – > Folder from the context menu.
For example, I am going to create a folder Windows Tips inside the “F” hard drive partition of my windows 7 PC.
Step 3: Now right click on the created folder and select Properties from the context menu.
Step 4: This will now open up the Properties window as shown below. Inside the properties window, navigate to the Security tab.
Step 5: Under the “Group or User Names” select the user name other than you and click “Edit“.
Step 6: In the “Permissions Window” select the user account other than you and fill the checkbox for which you wish to give access.
Here I am selecting the checkbox “Deny” for “Full Control” to block any other users from opening the folder.
Step 7: Click “OK” to apply the changes. This will now prompt you a windows security screen, click “Yes” to approve these changes.
Step 8: Now your properties window for the selected user will look like the one shown below. Click “OK.”
That’s it. From now on, whenever any other user of your Windows PC tries to access this folder, he/she will get an error as shown in the screenshot below.
If you encounter any issues while following this tutorial, do let me know using the comments section below.