Folder Guard, a stand-alone application that can do that quite easily. Especially designed to secure directories with passwords, this utility is all about safety from the get-go. The installer creates a restore point, trying to help the user stay on the safe side and offers a possibility of restoring everything to the initial state in case the password is forgotten or another type of accident happens and the stored data is affected. Configuring Folder Guard is a rather easy task. There’s a dedicated wizard to guide you through the whole process, allowing you to set up not only the password for the respective folder, but also one for protecting the application itself. There’s a second way to guard your files though. The program comes with a file explorer you will see right in the main window, so it’s enough to browse to your folder and right click it for instant protection. In addition, you can change its attributes and make it read-only, provide full access or restrict access altogether.