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Password Protect Documents in MS Word 2003/2007/2010/2013 (AES encryption)

by Edwin Liu | August 8, 2014 1:10 AM
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To prevent documents in Microsoft Word from being viewed or modified by others, we usually put an protective lock on them. MS Word comes with a data encryption feature, but using this feature will be enormously burdensome when you have large numbers of Word documents to be encrypted because you need to add password to each document manually, in addition, the safety of the Word documents protected by this built-in encryption method is increasingly queationed because there are many password cracking ways circulating on the internet.

If you have some critical Word documents, to ensure their authorized access and confidentiality, Here I recommend you a third-party data security solution, Folder Lock 7. Folder Lock 7 uses Military Standard 256-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) algorithm to encrypt important files/folders on your computer. The AES is now listed as the most secure algorithm of encryption, because the only effective way to crack the AES encryption is to generate all possible keys, but the time spent on this job is unacceptable (even on today’s fastest computer, this job will take years). Precisely because of the high-level security of the Folder Lock 7, this application has been downloaded 25 million so far.

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When you use Folder Lock 7 to encrypt documents in Microsoft Word 2003/2007/2010/2013, this application enables you to create one or more lockers that use Military Standard 256-bit AES encryption algorithm to store and protect your Word documents. The concrete operation of this is as follows.

  1. After download and installment of Folder Lock 7, quick launch this application, then you are asked to set the Master Password. The Master Password is very important, because people who have it will get full permission to perform operations of this data security application, therefore, the password is perferably made up of letters, numbers and special characters.
  2. After setting your Master Password, click on OK then you will come to the application’s main interface. In the left column of the main window, click on the Encrypt Files option and then the Create Lockers option, next set the locker’s name, path, size and type in turn to create a new locker.
  3. Open the newly-created locker (it will appear in the form of virtual disk), then add your critical Word documents to the locker by simply dragging and dropping or by clicking the Add button. Thus far, your Word documents have existed in a world-class security environment.

P.s. Folder Lock 7 enables you to convert your lockers storing Word documents to portable self-executable applications, then you can access your Word documents on other computers without Folder Lock 7 installed by simply executing them with the correct password.