In order to protect files and folders with Folder Guard, you need to use its main window to specify which files and folders you want to be protected, and how exactly you want to protect them:

The main window contains the following areas:

Title bar:

Like the title bars of most other programs, it shows the name of the application. If you've made changes to the current configuration that have not been saved or applied yet, a star character * is displayed next to the name.


The toolbar offer quick access to the frequently used commands of Folder Guard.

User bar:

The user bar is only visible if you specifically set it so using the View - User bar command. You can use it to select the Windows user for which to set up the restrictions.

View bar:

You can use the View bar to quickly switch between the different views of Folder Guard.

The Locked button selects the view of the folders that you have protected with passwords.

The Restricted view lists the files and folders that you have restricted without using the passwords.

The Folders view shows the drives and folders that your computer has as a tree-like structure.

The Filters view displays the list of the filters.

Status bar:

Status bar is used to display the information messages.

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