Unlock password protects Folder from Folder Lock.

We lock some important files & folder with folder-protecting software, such as Folder Lock. Because we don’t want that anyone sees our personal, sensitive information. Folder Lock hides our private files/folder & protect our privacy and only we can open the secure folder by unlocking password. In the previous version of Folder Guard, we can easily unlock all files & folder in Windows Safe Mode when we have forgotten the password. Now Folder Guard has the more advanced security feature. So this has become a good folder encryption software but what will we do, if forgotten the password. There are lots of tricks available on the internet but they are not working with latest Folder lock. So how to unlock file/folder from Folder Lock software, if we have forgotten the Folder Lock password.

Unlock File/ folder from Folder Lock without password?

Here I’m sharing a simple process with which you can easily stop Folder Guard folder protection & can get your files back. But for this, you’ll need to restart PC into Safe Mode.

Start Windows in Safe Boot Mode.

  • Press Windows + R key together. (Or you can type RUN in Start menu search box)
  • Run Dialog box will appear.
  • Type MSCONFIG in RUN dialog box.
  • System Configuration dialog box will appear. Click on Boot tab.
  • Tick the Safe Boot check box with minimal radio button.
  • Click on OK.
  • Now another dialog box will appear and ask you to restart Windows in safe mode.
  • Click on Restart button to restart Windows in Safe mode.

Having any Problem to starting windows in safe mode, read this post with pictures detail:

How to start Windows XP, Vista, 7 (Seven), 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 in safe mode.

After the restart in safe mode run original setup installation of Folder-Lock software. If you don’t have the Installation software of Folder-Lock, then download it from here: Click here to download Folder-Lock.

After installation of Folder Guard, Don’t click on Finish button. Otherwise, it asks to restart the windows, if you did it then Folder Lock will lock the folder/file again. So don’t do anything and leave the box to remain as it is.

Now go the file/folder location, where your folder is locked. You will see your locked folder but when you want to open the Folder/File, It will not open because folder/file access permission is denied. Now you’ll need to remove file/folder access permission.

How to remove Folder Access Permission?

Right-click on the file/folder & choose Properties option from the context menu. After this follow these point:

  1. In the File/Folder Properties dialog box click on Security tab.
  2. In Security click on Edit button.
  3. Now you will see Group or user names box. The usernames are SYSTEM, Your Name, Administrator etc.
  4. Select the first name and you will see Deny checkbox list (Full control, Modify, Read & Execute, List Folder Contents, Read, Write etc.) in Permission for “username”. Now untick all Deny check box. And do the same process for all other usernames.
  5. Click on OK.

Folder lock Folder properties permission settings

Sometimes windows ask you to verify then click on Yes to change the folder permission.

That’s it! You have successfully stopped folder password protection and now open the password protect folder & cut/copy the content & paste it to another place or folder.

This is working for me. Please let me know, Whether it is working for you.

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26 thoughts on “Unlock password protects Folder from Folder Lock.”

  1. Hi there,
    I used your method. On the very first time it worked fine .
    but when i actually keep my file in lock folder it didn’t work. Can u please help me with that.After i deny the permission i wan unable to open any file. please make an another article on that

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  2. bro i follow ur method but maybe i understand wrongly.

    i click in the security column the is permission the column i have click tick in DENY.

    after that i cant open anything kindly please help me to access.

    thank you

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  3. My phone’s screen was broken, so cudnt unlock and save the files for future use. So without thinking much, I connected the phone to my pc and transferred the locked files to my pc. and i disposed my old phone. I thought once I install folder lock on the new phone, will transfer these files and will be able to open from my new phone.
    But now, i can see the icons for the photos, but cannot open in my new phone. Please let me know, what can I do about this.

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  4. My brother have stolen some pics from my cell phone and locked with anvi folder on pc. Now i want to delete that folder but i don’t know the password. How to delete thar folder?

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  5. sir, help me ,its not working for windows 10, i locked my project using the inbuilt feature in windows 10,now i’ve forgotten my password,and i’ve to submit my project tomorrow ,please help me

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  6. I have many photos from I was baby till now…I lock all folder by anvide locker, but I forgot my password,even I don’t remember one word of it… please help me,how can I unlock this program???please help me.. I’m crying every minute

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  7. Hi. I locked a folder on my windows 10 desktop. I have forgotten my password. How do I open this folder now?
    I would appreciate any help you can offer. Old people should never rely on memory!

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  8. I am using folder lock 6.4.2 and I have forgot my password. I tried it in safe mode but that dint work. Do you haven any other option to unlock it. I have windows 7.

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  9. I did all the procedures but i cant still access my files.But after following all these procedure how do I use the folder lock to unlock the folder.My folder is locked with kaka folder protector

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  10. Hello

    I was having some Important Data in My DVD , For which I used Folder Lock v7 To Protect It
    But by mistake i have Forgotten It’s Password !! AND now I can not Open IT

    CaN anyone Help me There !!!!

    Program: Folder Lock v7
    OS: Windows 10. 64bit
    Problem: Lost Password

    NEED HELP 🙁 !!!
    Thanks !!!

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  11. I had no administrators. How can I open my folder. I downloaded the folder lock and put it in my folder. After installing it I locked my folder and I can’t learn and practice from it. plzz help me. my folder had important files and documents. it writes unable to access new owner on Manish, is there any way to get access to my folder?? If you have any idea then plz send me.

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    • Is Administrator option missing? Which Window you’re using? Have you followed above process? Please give some more details.

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  12. It didn’t work.
    The folder lock stops working at the safe mode,
    I need to access one locker the password stops working for this locker, other lockers with other passwords still work.

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    • I don’t know what’s wrong with you, but this process is still working for me. Which Folder Lock version you are using?

      Reply

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