Easy Folder Guard Tutorials
Easy Folder Guard Introduction
Easy Folder Guard is an excellent security application that protects your personal folders from prying eyes. You can choose to password-protect, disguise and hide your folders, or protect the local disks to suit your needs.
Basic Information of Easy Folder Guard
Software Name: Easy Folder Guard
Latest Version: 9.05
Last Updated: April 15, 2016
Category: Encryption Software
Overview page: http://www.dogoodsoft.com/easy-folder-guard/
Download page: http://www.dogoodsoft.com/easy-folder-guard/free-download.html
Downlod and Install Easy Folder Guard
You can download Easy Folder Guardby clicking "Free Download" at the download page.
Double click the downloaded Easy Folder Guard setup program(efgsetup.exe), and follow the step-by-step setup wizard to finish the installation. You can choose the installation directory to your personal preference.
Then you can protect your folders and drives using Easy Folder Guard.
You can choose to password-protect, disguise and hide your folders.
Method 1: Open windows explorer(Windows key + E), right-click the folder you want to protect and choose “Protect Folder” in the pull-down menu. Click the Password button and set your password, then click OK.
Method 2: Start Easy Folder Guard and click "Protect Folder". Select the folder you want to protect and click the Password button, then set your password.
Method 1: Right-click the folder you want to hide and choose “Protect Folder” in the pull-down menu, then click the Hide button.
Method 2: Start Easy Folder Guard, click the "Protect Folder" button. Select the folder you want to hide, and then click the Hide button.
Method 1: Right-click the folder you want to disguise and choose “Protect Folder” in the pull-down menu. Then click the Disguise button and choose a disguise type. There are many types of folder disguise available, such as Control Panel. If a folder is disguised as Control Panel, open the folder and you will see the contents inside Control Panel, but not the folder.
Method 2: Start Easy Folder Guard, click the "Protect Folder" button. Select the folder you want to disguise, click the Disguise button, and choose a disguise type, then click OK.
Start Easy Folder Guard, select the protection record from the list in the software, and click "Unprotect".
Note: The password-protected folders can only be unprotected with the correct password.
Double click the password-protected folder, enter your password, and the folder is opened (the hiding-protected and disguised folder can only be opened with the protection record in software). Then you can view and edit the folder in three modes: Folder Browser, Image Browse and Temporary Unprotect.
The default mode is Folder Browse. You can create, copy and edit the files and folders inside Folder Browser just like you do in windows explorer. You can also copy/move the data in Folder Browser to windows explorer, and vice versa.
After using files/folders in the protected folder, just close Folder Browser and the folder will be re-protected automatically.
Click the second button on Figure 12, it is converted into the mode "Image Browse".
The password-protected folder will be virtualized to a computer disk partition, which is a special mode to view the protected folder. You use these files and folders inside as usual. When you close the virtualized partition, it will disappear from your computer.
Click the third button on Figure 14, it is converted into the mode "Temporary Unprotect". The password-protected folder is to be unprotected temporarily, and it will be re-protected after being closed.
The three modes are also applied to hiding-protected and disguised folders.
The password-protected folder looks like the Figure 15.
As you can see from the picture above, a password-protected folder becomes a shortcut and is 1 KB in size. It is not the real folder but you can reach the initial folder through this shortcut. Besides, please first unprotect the folder if you want to backup or move it, otherwise you just backup/move a shortcut of the folder.
Protect Disk is an effective protection method on local disk. Besides, it supports disable USB storage devices and set them as read-only. Easy Folder Guard protects your important data all-roundly with using Portect Disk.
1. Start Easy Folder Guard, click the "Protect Disk" button.
2. Click the "Add Disk" button in the pop-up window.
3. Select the drive you want to protect and then click OK.
Disable USB storage devices
The USB storage device such as USB drive and external hard drive does not work when you connect the device to the computer. With this method you can protect your data stored on the computer from leakage.
Start Easy Folder Guard, click "Protect Disk", and check the option "Disable USB storage devices".
Set USB storage devices as read-only
Files stored in the USB drives or external hard drives are able to be accessed but not modified, also you cannot wirte data into the devices. This kind of protection protects your data without influencing the normal use of USB devices.
Start Easy Folder Guard, click "Protect Disk", and check the option "Set USB storage devices as read-only".
Start Easy Folder Guard, click the Settings button, then you can set an admin password (Need password to use this software) and add Protect Folder to Windows Explorer context menu.