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How to Change IP Address in Less than 30 Seconds?

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How to Change IP Address in Less than 30 Seconds

How to change IP address in less than 30 seconds? That's your problem? Well you're at the right place and I already know couple things about you.

First, you need to change your IP address, that's kinda obvious. And second, you're going to do something either for fun or for professional reasons which requires you to hide your identity and cover tracks fast, faster than a VPN will do the job for you, well anyway I've got the perfect solution.

In a normal case where time isn't of essence, I'd have recommended a VPN ofcourse as a solution to your problem of how to change IP address. But I get your “special” requirement, but before addressing the issue, let's start from the basics, shall we?

What is the IP Address and Why Would You Want to Change it?

I'm pretty sure you already know the answer, but still let me just humor you.

The IP Address is your footprints on the internet, it's like your cell phone number, something that can be tracked back to you, to your geographical location and in some cases even your direct name registered with the ISP.

So the “why would you want to change it” answer is pretty obvious isn't it?

You don't want the world to know what you're doing on the internet, or maybe you don't want them to know it's you who did something specific, something that isn't legal or allowed by the law enforcement services.

The most common scenarios when someone wants to hide their IP Addresses:-

  • Hiding their online identity.
  • Doing something illegal.
  • Accessing blocked websites, as some websites are blocked in certain countries, hence changing the IP address “virtually” puts you in a different country and hence makes the website accessible for you.

So well yeah there are quire a number of reasons when and why someone would ask questions like How do I change my IP address or How to Change IP Address in simple steps.

Now, there are simpler solutions to it than a VPN, let me just list the reasons out why you might not be comfortable using a VPN:

  • VPNs aren't always free.
  • VPNs mostly keep logs. Meaning they know your real IP addresses.
  • They're slow. They get you a list of third-party servers and IPs you can use, but scanning, finding and then connecting to one takes time.
  • Reduce Internet speed:- Yeah speed capping is a major issue with just about any VPN you can imagine.

How to Change IP Address in Less than 30 Seconds:-

So we're down to the section you've been waiting for, let's get right to it. Infact let me assure you, the whole process  takes around just 3 clicks, and less than 30 seconds (ofcourse)!

You need to hit the Start button on your Windows Operating System, and type “cmd” in the search box.

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It will bring up the terminal for you, where you need to type this exactly:- Ipconfig /release

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This will shutdown your internet connection for now, but don't worry about that. Once the above command has been  carried out, just type “ipconfig /renew”.

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Done!

You didn't even know it and you got yourselves a brand new IP address! Now this was the simplest method to do it. And the good thing? You can do it as many times as you wish, no limitations. Although I'd seriously advice against using it very often, it's more of a last-minute retreat.

Other Methods to Change IP Address:

The best alternative for you ofcourse is using a VPN! A VPN is a third party Virtual Private Network. In simpler English, take them to be a bunch of freelancing IP addresses, which the VPN lets you use either for a cost, or sometimes free.

The other alternative is to use a SOCK, which is a more advanced and secure method but it's complicated and is almost never free, additionally it can't be setup in 30 seconds, so if you've been looking for the 30seconds thing specifically, I'd say the primary method I discussed here to change IP address should help you out.

Final Words:-

So that was all Folks on How to change IP address in less than 30 seconds. I'm sure it helped you, right? It's pretty simple, and fast, and there's no third-party software download or registration needed so yeah I think nothing could be simpler.

Although you can still go with the other options I've discussed to change IPs, but if you want the “best” browsing experience and your identity exposure isn't a problem, in that case the native IP assigned to you by default is the best bet.

Anyway hope this piece helped, if you're stuck somewhere or something isn't working, do make use of the commentbox and let me know I'll get back to you. Also do hit the share button, keeps me motivated.

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How to Recover Deleted Files in Windows 10?

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How to Recover Deleted Files in Windows 10? If you're asking that question I'm guessing you deleted a couple of important files on your Windows 10 system and now you need them back, huh?

Well, that's exactly what I'll be walking you through. With the help of some free data recovery software, we should be able to bring back your data from the dead in minutes.

Well, I assume you understand I'm not talking about bringing back data from the recycle bin, I'm talking about data you permanently deleted, yeah from the recycle bin or shift alt delete and bringing that back.

Now what happens when you delete a data normally is, it goes into your recycle bins. And in case you delete it from there too, it's supposed that it's permanently gone. Only if it were that simple. The hard-disk is made up of sectors and nothing is always “permanently” gone! There always are some traces left of every file/folder you've ever had on the sectors which can be recovered.

Now it might not be possible to bring back 10/10GB of data, but 80-90% is mostly achievable. And you don't need FBI level of tech to get it back, most of the tools on the internet can do this job, some can do it better than the others while others don't work at all, the point is, these tools are easy to get your hands on, no “hacker level” I.Q required.

So we would be using a deleted file recovery tool to recover deleted files in Windows 10 that goes by the name “Recuva”. It's basically a hard drive recovery software that can bring back accidentally deleted data for you, so it doesn't matter if you use it to get back documents, folders, or use it as a photo recovery software

Disclaimer:- I or Knowledgecage is in no way promoting this product specifically. It's just one of the hundreds of other tools available out there. It's just that this is the tool I'll be using for this tutorial. Feel free to go with any other tool out there if you feel it's safe and better.

How to Recover Deleted Files in Windows 10?

So okay the first thing you need to do is, download Recuva.

It's a pretty lightweight program, less than 3MBs so it shouldn't take you long. Once you get it downloaded, just install it on your system. Installing is pretty straight-forward just like installing any other program.

Now once it's installed, you'd want to run it. Which will bring you to the following screen? That is where you select the file type you're trying to recover. Recuva supports almost all the major file types, including:-

  • Pictures
  • Music
  • Documents (pdf, doc, Docx, CVC etc)
  • Video
  • Compressed
  • Emails.
  • Or just select “All files” if you don't know exactly what you should be selecting.

Now the next screen would let you specify the location of your deleted file. So just select where your file was before it got deleted. The good thing about Recuva is that you can even recover data lost from USB drives, anyway specify your location and click on Next. You can even select the “I'm not sure” option which makes things easier for you although the scan time would be a bit increased.

Now the next screen is just a confirmation, just click on “Scan”.

As you can see, on the above screen there's a “Deep scan” mode as well, we will be skipping it at the moment because it takes a very long time but it surely has a better chance bringing your data back. So I'd advise if you by some chance don't get your data using the general scan, only then go with the deep scan method.

Anyway, the next screen is a “Preview” screen. Another one of the reasons why I'm using Recuva here. It actually lets you preview and select which files you want back. So that you don't get back data from years ago which you don't actually need.

So basically just select the files you want back, and click on Recover.

What do the color buttons mean?

Yeah, I understand the colors might be confusing to you, so here's what they mean:-

  1. Red:- The files with this color button basically will be the hardest to recover. So in other words, there's less than 30-35% chance you'll get the files back.
  2. Yellow:- The yellow color represents a 50-50 chance between you getting and not getting the file.
  3. Green:- Yeah you guessed it right! Theses files are 100% coming back to you.

Where to Find the Recovered Files?

Yeah so once the scan is completed you need to know where to get them, right? Recuva doesn't complicate things for you by creating separate folders.

So you can find your recovered file in the exact same location from where it was lost, just get back to that file/folder/USB stick/drive or whatever and the file would be waiting for you.

Final Words:-

So that was all I had on How to recover deleted files in windows 10 folks. I'm sure this piece would've solved your how to recover deleted files problem. If it did, I'd appreciate you hitting the share buttons, or at least leaving your feedback in the comments.

And if for some reason things aren't working out for you or you got a problem, like I always say use the comment box and get back to me, I'll try my best to help you out.

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How to Resize an Image Without Losing Quality?

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How to Resize an Image Without Losing Quality

Have you ever clicked a picture with a high-definition camera, tried to enlarge it, and suddenly it starts to look as if it's a picture clicked with a cell phone from the 2000's?

Or maybe you uploaded your picture to your blog or WordPress, and again as you try to enlarge it, it becomes all grainy and messed up?

That's the one problem we would be solving throughout this piece. Because loss of quality in pictures when they're enlarged is an age-old, universal problem.

Before explaining to you how to resize an Image let me shed some light on “why” the loss in quality happens in the first place. Also, take a look at converting PNG to JPG without loosing quality.

Why do Pictures Lose Quality when Enlarged?

There are a number of explanations for this with a lot of complicated terms and definitions, but let me make it simple for you.

Consider your screen to be a balloon. Now throw some paint on it, and then stretch the balloon. As you know the amount of color you threw on the balloon is limited, and every pigment of color landed at any specified point on the balloon.

Now when you stretch it, the same amount of color has to cover more area due to the stretching, so obviously the color density becomes lower, won't it?

That's the exact same thing with pictures on a screen. They're comprised of “pixels”, each pixel has a specified area to cover on the screen, so when you enlarge an image, they get stretched to more area than they were actually meant to cover, and hence the color density gets lower and the image blurs.

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How to Resize an Image Without Losing Quality:-

So what's the solution? The one thing I love about the digital industry is, there never is a problem without a solution. And I mean this for every problem out there, so obviously one exists for our picture resize problem as well.

Solution 1:- Fractal Interpolation is what will help us achieve what we're trying to achieve. It's the technique of compensating for every pixel you enlarge, and matching the properties of that pixel to the nearest pixel.

Solution 2:- Resampling is a method where your size is changed but not by interpolation, instead the number of pixels in the image are increased or decreased as required to keep the quality loss at a minimum.

If you aren't familiar with Graphic designing or Adobe Photoshop, then don't stress over the terms, let me just give you a solution to the problem directly.

#1:- GIMP

GIMP is a free tool that resembles the basic properties of Adobe Photoshop. And it does have an in-built tech to help you resize an image without loosing quality.

Open the image you're trying to enlarge with Gimp. (You can drag and drop the image directly to Gimp or use the File>Open option.)

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Click on “Image” > Scale Image.

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Specify the dimensions you want.

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And in the “quality Interpolation” section, choose “Sinc LancZos3″ and click on scale.

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Done! The quality interpolation you chose did the rest of the job, so your picture should now be resized without a significant loss in quality.

How to Resize an Image in Paint Tool:-

Paint is another easier and faster way to resize an image and it's my personal faviorate for the reason that it's much faster compared to Adobe Photoshop or  Gimp if I'm resizing a lot of images. Also, it's available by default on Microsoft Windows.

Note:- Paint doesn't resize your images without loosing quality, so there will be quality loss, I'm scribbling this section here keeping just the “how to resize an image” part in mind, and not the “quality loss”.

Open the picture you're trying to resize with paint and click on Resize button at the menu-bar.

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Now click on “pixels” if you know the exact dimensions you want for your picture, specify the dimensions and click OK.

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Or, if you're not sure of the dimensions but instead are more comfortable using a ratio/percentage compared to the current image, click on the percentage radio-button and specify your needs.

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Done! So if you've ever wondered how to resize an image in Paint, that's how easy it is. It's basically a three-click step. Resize > Percentage/Pixels> Specify needs > OK.

#3:- IrfanView

Yet another simple, light-weight program which calls itself Irfanview comes to your rescue when you're trying to resize an image without loosing quality, and it uses a slightly different process compared to Gimp, as it doesn't only Interpolation, but Re-sampling as well.

Just open the image you're trying to resize using IrfanView, and click on Image>Resize

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And then just specify your size > select “Sharpen after Resample >  and in the Size method choose “Lanczos”.

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Done!

Vector Images:-

Talking about images and quality loss, I can't afford to miss out vector images out of the discussion. I'll keep it short.

Vector images are images which aren't made up of “pixels”, instead they're made out of polygons with specific connection points.

Meaning you can zoom in on a vector image all you want, but there won't be any pixelation or “blur” effect, instead, the image looks just as sharp as with the general view.

So in short, Vector images don't lose quality when enlarged or resized!

You can also use Photoshop to compress the photos without loosing quality. Here is how to Photoshop pictures.

Wrapping it Up:-

Let me tell you, all the above methods (except paint) help you resize an image without loosing quality, but all of those methods don't eliminate the quality loss totally. Along with photos, you can also compress large video files without losing quality.

Doesn't matter if you're using Gimp, IrfanView, or Adobe Photoshop itself, there almost always will be a quality loss (unless you've got NSA grade tech), what can be changed and controlled is the amount of quality loss that happens.

The methods I've discussed guarantee the minimum quality loss that's possible, at this price-range(they were FREE!). Although if you're looking for a better solution, there are quite a number of premium/paid plugins and tools out there.

So that was all I had on how to resize an image without losing quality folks. Hope it solved your queries.

Anyway do let me know your experience on this piece and also if you've got any other solutions to counter the image resize problem without loosing quality, and I'll love to include it here if they're really as good as you claim them to be.

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How to Check Laptop or PC Specs?

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We all spend thousands of dollars on getting the “right” computer for us, don't we? Some of us need it for Gaming, some of us need it specifically for office use, while others for working with Graphics and video editing and so on.

So that's what this article is about, we will deal with How to check laptop or PC specs? With all the modern models coming everyday on top of each other, it's pretty hard deciding which one to go with because ofcourse all of them claim to be the best.

But once you know your specific PC specs, you'd know what you have (or don't have), and you can upgrade accordingly right?

Ofcourse I'll be answering how to check laptop or PC specs, but I've always felt it's better to understand the “why” before the how. Meaning, let's first deal with “why” you'd want to learn how to find computer specs in the first place.

Why to Check Laptop or PC Specs?

So there might be a hundred different other reasons why you might want to check your Laptop or PC specs, the most common reasons being:-

  • To analyze your current system, so that you know what other upgrades you need for better performance.
  • Your system might be slow, and you're looking for the exact hardware to replace. Meaning, just because your system is slow doesn't mean it's always a RAM error, maybe your mother-board is too used up and you might be thinking how to check what motherboard I have? Or maybe your Hard-disk isn't sufficient and so on.
  • Running Games:- Well this one is my personal faviorate. Before I buy any game, I go online and check it's minimum requirements, and once I get a hold of the requirements, I'd need to know what are my computer specs and to know that, I'd need to learn How to view laptop or PC specs to assess if my system will be able to run the game or not, right?

How to Check Laptop or PC Specs?

So finally we're down to the section you've been waiting for, let's have a look at  How to view laptop or PC specs.

Well, on most laptops, you might have stickers on the side of the battery which tells you your PC specs.(Unless you've already peeled it off).

So let's go with a more “stable” solution for how to check your computer specs.

How to Check Laptop or PC Specs:- Memory, Processor and Operating System

Right click on My Computer, and click on Properties.

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Clicking on it will directly bring up your system properties. Here's mine:-

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Let me explain the metrics to you:-

  • 1. Rating:- The Rating is the overall rating of your system out of 5. Mine if 4.5 so I'd say it's one of the best specs you can get for a general laptop at my price-range (mine cost just 19,000INR / Around $300) As long as it's above 4, you can be happy.
  • 2. Processor:- If you're checking out your specs for gaming purposes, this is the most important metric for you. Games have very strict processor requirements. 2.40 ghz is the CPU speed. The ghz controls the copy-pasting speed, file opening speed and stuff like that. My system is 8 years old, but today you'd get 3-3.5ghz CPUs easily.
  • 3. Installed Memory:- This answers your question “How to identify RAM”. Because the memory shows you exactly how much of RAM your system got. On today's market, 6-8GB is a general preference.
  • 4. System type:- Well you probably already know that Windows has 32 as well as 64 bit versions right? They both have their own pro's and con's, for eg. on the 32 bit you can only have a max RAM of 4Gbs. But anyway this gives you your Windows bit.

#Method 2 to Check Laptop or PC Specs:-

This is method is comparatively simpler than the above one.

Just click on your Start button, and type “system information”.

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Select the system information option at the top, and you'll get a list which has almost every single bit of information that exists on your system.

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It shows you your RAM, PC Model, Manufacturer, Windows-bit and everything else! Infact, if you look closely you'll notice that it gives you more information about your processor than the above system properties screen.

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How to Check which Graphic Card You Have?

I'm making this section separately because the system properties doesn't list your “Graphic card specs” on the page.

Again go to My Computer > properties. And then click on “device manager”.

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You should see “display adapters” just click on it and it would show you the graphic card your system owns.

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How to Check your MotherBoard Make and Model:-

Well the Motherboard is one of the foundations of your whole system. You might want to know this because just because you bought a 8 GB DDR3 ram doesn't necessarily mean your motherboard will support it, same goes for Graphic Cards or pretty much any other hardware.

So well ofcourse you need to know which Motherboard you own and then upgrade it accordingly, right?

In order to check your Motherboard details, go to start menu, in the search box type “cmd”.

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This would bring up the command prompt. Type / Copy the following string exactly as it is there and then hit enter:-

wmic baseboard get product,Manufacturer,version,serial number

As you can see it's  a basic string to get the Product Manufacturer, version and serial number. Once you hit enter, you'd get all the details.

You'd get the version, model and every other detail that you need. Then you can just Google those details out to find what's the maximum RAM or graphic card they support!

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Final Words:-

So that was all I had on How to check Laptop or PC specs folks. Hope this piece helped. If it did, I'd appreciate you leaving your feedback in the comments section.

Also if you've got a question or doubt, I'd be more than happy to get you your answers as soon as time allows me. Ofcourse I wouldn't mind if you decide to extend a helping hand by sharing this article on your Social media, which keeps the lights on for us to keep going over here.

 

 

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How to Hide Files and Folders on Every Operating System?

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I loved those days when knowing answers to questions like How to Hide Files and Folders on Every Operating System made me feel like a pro hacker, although that's not the case anymore.

Just about anyone with a working computer system can find his way around answers to questions like How to Make an Invisible File, and How to Make an Invisible Folder.

And trust me some of the methods in this article were actually “discovered” by me back when I was around 12. Ofcourse others might have known about them already, but I didn't and I came across those methods just because I was desperate enough.

But before getting into the details of How to Make an Invisible File on Your Desktop, let me get into some of the basics.

Let me tell you, you don't need to download any software, neither paid not free, all the methods I'm discussing are pretty straight-forward and are almost the official features of Windows (they were intended for different purposes, but we will be using them to our advantages!)

How Far “Hidden” will These Methods Be:-

So okay you might be wondering how good will these file hiding methods be.

Let me tell you, Windows has an official “hiding” option, which isn't really hidden anymore so although I'd be discussing it, I'd say it's 2/10 on a rating scale.

Although the other methods I'd be discussing are almost like password protecting the files and folders, just without using any software or code or anything, so let's scale them 5/10.

And then there's one final method which literally is a “password protect” method, so considering it's a real password that method goes for around 8/10 (because it still can be cracked with Brute force or good-guessing!)

But well considering you don't work for the FBI or the NSA, you don't need 10/10 methods either, so yeah these methods will do for you.

How to Hide Files and Folders on Every Operating System:-

Method #1 to Hide Files and Folders:-

Select the file you want to hide, and right click on it, then select Properties.

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Now click on the “hidden” checkbox, and click on OK.

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Done! The file is now hidden.

Now this is the first method I was talking about, and it's not exactly a secret anymore as it exists from the days of Windows XP so every guy knows about it, so it's the least secure way to hide files and folders, but it's still a way.

Method #2 to Hide Files and Folders:-

These are the methods I said I discovered myself (and later found out on the internet that the world already knew about them, my bad!)

This method comes in handy if you're trying to hide a “file” and not a folder. I mean something that has an extension, like album.jpg document.dox notepad.txt etc.

So okay select the file you want to hide> Right click > Rename.

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Now checkout the extension of the file, whatever it is, change it to something else. Some common extensions you can mixup are:-

  • .jpg
  • .docx
  • .doc
  • .txt
  • .png
  • .psd
  • .raw

So you can change your files' extension to any other extension from the above list (or even any other extension types you know!)
For eg. if I want to hide password.txt file, I can rename it to myphoto.jpg (I've renamed the name to make it look less suspicious)

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And when a box like the following comes up, just click on OK.

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So what you did is, you made a notepad file look like a photo. First of all, a photo is not something as interesting as a “password” file. And secondly, it's originally a notepad file, while I used a photo extension (.jpg), so it partially corrupts the file and it won't open.

Additional Security:- Now if you want to make it totally “hidden”, I'd suggest placing it with other filetypes of the same type.

Meaning I'd place this photo (really the password file) with some of my other photos. So anyone looking in the folder will think it's just another photo file which was corrupted for some reason among other photos.

How to Get the File Back:-

Just rename it back to the original extension. The “name” doesn't matter. Meaning if originally your file was “passwords.txt”, even renaming it back to “i want my file back.txt” will work, just keep the extension same.

Method #3 to Hide Files and Folders:-

This one consists of “password protection” but I'd still scale it below the above method when it comes to security, because passwords? If you ask me, I'd say they're the least secure part of your digital life.

So anyway, this comes in handy in almost all the situations, if you're trying to hide a single file, or if you're trying to hide more than one files, or if you're trying to hide folders well it covers everything.

Just select the File / Files / Folders you want to hide, and right click > Add to Archive.

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Now go to the “advanced” tab and click on “Set Password”. Where a new pop-up box would come up, and you just enter your desired password in the box and click ok.

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Done! This will compress all your files and folders into one single file (if you've more than one files you're trying to hide!) and password protect them.

So next time anyone tried to decompress the archive, they'll be asked for the password.

Final Words:-

So that was all I had on How to Hide Files and Folders on Every Operating System guys. Although let me tell you there's one more method How to create blank folder names in Windows but for some reason it stopped working with the new windows releases so I omitted it from this article.

But anyway I'm pretty sure the methods I've discussed will help you out with hiding your files and folders good enough.

If this piece helped you, do spread the word by sharing this on your social media timelines, that's the only return we ask from you guys.

 

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How To Password Protect Any Windows Program? That's your problem? Well it gets solved right here and right now. That's what this article is about but that's probably already clear is it not?

Now it's easy hiding files and folders on windows, but when it comes to How to set a password for Program (Application) in Windows that gets a bit complicated doesn't it?

I mean you don't have to “hide” it, you've to password protect it. And then it's not a file or a folder, it's an executable, an application, a software. So well yeah I do agree it sounds a bit complicated, but it's not.

I'll just go with some of the traditional methods to password protect any windows program without any software first, and then I'll list couple third-party freewares (free software) too if you don't want to do it manually.

Well before getting into all those technicalities, let's get into some basics.

What is the Difference Between Password Protecting and Hiding a Program?

Password Protecting an application and hiding it are basically means to the same end, keeping the application safe and restricted to unwanted access.

But  there's this difference between password protecting and hiding the applications. When we hide them, others don't know they exist so they don't try to access them. But when we password protect it, it's not always necessary that they're also hidden (although that's an option). 

Hiding is a basic level of security, which if bypassed reveals the files and folders. While Password protecting isn't as easy to bypass, because even if the programs are already revealed, cracking a password isn't that easy.

So okay let's get down to business.

How To Password Protect a Folder in Windows:-

Now there are numerous ways to go about it. Let's start with the one that's the simplest.

Steps:- I'm listing this as the simplest method because you don't need any other third-party software to do it apart from Winrar. (Which 99.99% of Windows operating systems already have!)

So Right click on the folder you want to password protect, and click on “Add to Archive”.

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Now click on the Advanced Button and click on “Set Password”.

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A popup would come up asking you for the password you want to set for it. Just set the password and click on Ok.

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Done! Now whenever someone tries to extract the file, they'd be prompted to enter the password for the file.

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Simple enough isn't it? Well this is the fastest and simplest method to Password Protect a Folder in Windows.

How To Password Protect Any Windows Program:-

Now that we've password protected a folder, let's get down to password protecting the Windows Programs.

Again, I'd say Winrar can be our simplest solution.

Well to access any application on Windows, we need to double click on the “executable” or .exe file of that application, right? So it's basic knowledge that password protecting that .exe file would password protect the whole application.

So the simplest solution to Password Protect Any Windows Program is:-

Copy the executable file of the application you're trying to password protect to a new folder.

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See? The .exe file is now in a folder. And delete the original .exe file from the desktop or any other place it might exist. That way, the only copy of the .exe file of the application that exists on your computer would be this file in your folder which you just copied.

Once that's done, just proceed with the same steps as mentioned in the above section. Right Click > Add to Archive > Advanced > Set Password

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Done!

Now I do agree the above method was just a “solution”, the simplest one probably but not a very professional method to achieve the goals. If you're looking for more professional methods, continue reading.

Method #2 to Password Protect Any Windows Program:-

You need to download WinGuardPro.  It's a free application that supports Windows Xp, Vista, 7, 8, and even Windows 10. So you can also use this as an answer to questions like How to lock specific app in window 10.

Now It's only around 3mbs, so yeah it's light. Once you've downloaded it, install it and run it.  It'll ask you to setup a new password for the application, so set your password.

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Once you're done, run the program you want to lock. Meaning double click on the application so that it's running on your system. And then click on “Lock program” button inside WinGuard Pro.

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Now it will show you all the running programs on your system. Just select the program you want to lock, and click on Lock.

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Done! The program would be locked. Now everytime someone tries to access that application, he would be asked for the password you set with the application.

Also, the added bonus is, WinGuardPro doesn't just lock any specific .exe file copies, it locks the whole code. Meaning even if there's a copy of the .exe file somewhere else on the computer other than the one you locked, still it won't be accessible without the password.

Final Words:-

So that was all I had on How To Password Protect Any Windows Program guys. I hope this piece helped, if it did I'd love to hear your feedback in the comments section.

Also do let me know if you're facing an issue, and if everything worked as planned, I wouldn't mind you guys hitting the share button and spreading the word around.

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