Way back in the late 90′s when I would want to keep prying eyes away from my files I used to hide them in folders within folders within folders. Only I would know which folders to open to eventually get to my “hidden files”. Of course this type of security is really old fashioned and is not secure at all.
When Windows began letting you create users and password protect your computer I then did that, but soon realized there was a way around that too. Also I didn’t want to lock my whole computer out, just a few folders.
Then later I downloaded software to password protect my files. This method has worked fine for me. The only drawback was that you’d have to load the program first and then the password to get access to the files. If you have a good password it’s pretty good security. However what if someone has installed a keylogger on your system that tracks all of your keystrokes?