Microsoft Releases Folder Password Tool

Microsoft is shipping a free downloadable tool to let users create a private folder where they can store sensitive files.

Dubbed Private Folder 1.0, the utility enables a user to create a folder called "My Private Folder," which is then password protected. The tool only lets users create a single folder, however.

Additionally, in order to download Private Folder 1.0, users need to pass the Windows Genuine Advantage validation test -- which is true for most free Microsoft software.

You can validate your copy of Windows and get the free download here.

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