In order to protect files and folders with Folder Guard, you need to run it and use its main window to specify which files and folder you want to be protected, and how exactly you want to protect them:
The main window contains the following areas:
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 yet, a star character * is displayed next to the name.
The menu bar provides access to the commands of Folder Guard.
The toolbar offer quick access to the frequently used commands of Folder Guard.
You can use the View bar to quickly switch between the different views of Folder Guard. The Protected view lists the currently protected files and folders, as well their restrictions. The Folders view shows the drives and folders that your computer has, along with their attributes, as a tree-like structure. The Filters view displays the list of the filters.
Status bar is used to display the information messages.