We all have some files which contain our private information, it can be our personal or official documents. The files that are stored in your desktop or laptop will not be safe. Copying such files to USB flash drive and holding that with you is not an easy task. There are so many applications available to set a password for your partitions, but most of the users are not ready to trust such applications. Here in this article, we are going to discuss how we can
set a password for partitions in windows 10. You don’t have to be a tech savvy to apply these methods, please follow the instructions.
You can set Password for the partition using BitLocker feature in Windows 10, to encrypt the partition please follow the steps given below:
Step 1: Right click on the partition, which you wish to lock and select the option “Turn on BitLocker”.
Step 2: You will get a new window by asking how you want to lock the partition, please choose the password option “Use a password to unlock the drive”. Give the password and re-enter it to confirm, then press the next button.
Step 3: Then select how you wish to back up the recovery key. You have 3 choices, one is to backup using Microsoft account, the second choice is to store it as a file, otherwise you can print the recovery key. After choosing it, select the Next button to proceed.
Step 4: Choose how much part of the disk space you want to encrypt. For locking the entire partition, choose the option “Encrypt entire drive” and click Next.
Step 5: Then in the next window please click on the Start Encrypting button to encrypt the partition.
Your partition will not be accessible after restarting the computer and no one will be able to open your partition without knowing the password.
If you want to make your partition inaccessible without setting any password, please follow the steps given below:
Step 1: Click on the Windows button (Start window), type run and click on the run desktop application.
Step 2: Type gpedit.msc and click on the result.
Step 3: Local Group Policy Editor Window will open; there you can find two sections. Double-click on the Administrative template option that will be displayed below the User Configuration.