How to Create Password Protecting Files and Folders

Below are steps to add passwords protection to Microsoft Office Documents and also how to create a password protected folder for PDF documents, pictures files and other such files.


Create a Password Protected Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint Document

Microsoft Office contains functions which allow you to add passwords to Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. Below are steps to do this.

Creating a Password Word, Excel or Powerpoint Document


Create a Password Protected Folder

Usually when sending important documents to individuals we will need to send a mixture of different types of documents, e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, PDF, Pictures, etc. Rather than password protect each file individually it is much easier to just create a folder to store all documents in then password protect the folder. The steps below describe the process of creating a password protected zipped folder using a free program called 7zip.

Creating a Password Zip Folder