How To Encrypt Folders In Windows 7 PC/Laptop

Did you decide to protect your files on Windows  then you must read this post .Microsoft has been providing the BitLocker a encryption tool to encyrpt the data on your computer/laptop., But BitLocker is available to Windows 8 versions and Ultimate and Enterprise editions of Windows 7. If you are using other than the supported operating systems, then don’t worry There is a solution that seems designed specifically for your needs that is AxCrypt.
AxCrypt is a great and free application that allows you to encrypt a folder in Windows 7  and make all files in it inaccessible without a password. Using it is easy and allows you to encrypt / decrypt the folders in no more than three clicks. And this is much more convenient than using BitLocker because in BitLocker you can’t protect your individual folder on the disk, You can protect only the complete drive, Which is not necessary all the time. This tools comes very handy at this times.


1) First of all, visit the website AxCrypt.

2)click on the item AxCrypt AxCrypt 1.7.2126.0-win32-en US.msi to download it to your PC.

3)When the download is complete open by double clicking on it, the file you just downloaded (AxCrypt 1.7.2126.0-win32-en US.msi) and in the window that opens, click the Next button.

4) accept the terms of use of the program by putting a check mark next to I accept the terms in the License Agreement, and click Next.

5)Then click Install, Finish and OK to complete the process of ‘install AxCrypt.

6)Thats all !!!


Believe it or not, the worst is over 😛 . Now, all you have to do to encrypt a folder on your Windows is select it with the right mouse button and select AxCrypt > Encrypt from the menu that appears.

In the window that opens, type the password you want to use to encrypt / decrypt the folder in the fields Enter password and Confirm password and click the OK button to complete the operation.

When finished (length depends on the number and size of files in the folder to be encrypted), you will receive a folder that is accessible but in which the files will all have the extension .axx and will not be viewable without entering the password needed to decipher (ie the one you set up with AxCrypt).


To decrypt individual files, you just have to open it with a double click and enter the password in the window that opens. However, if you want to decrypt previously encrypted entire folders, right-click on the folder and select the item to crack AxCrypt > Decrypt from the menu that appears.

Then type the password needed to decrypt the folder in the Enter the password field of the window that opens and click OK to complete the operation. In this way, files with the extension .axx  their original extensions and will again be viewable by anyone without problem.

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