For OPSEC reasons, I want to set up a password protected file folder in Windows if it is possible. According to the internet, there is no native way to do that in Windows other than by encryption, which also looks to be crackable by a chimpanzee. That said, there are ways to do it with third party software, free for the download. I mistrust 3rd party freebies, for what I have to say might be backdoors that might be hidden in the downloads. For (less?) obvious reasons, I'd prefer to not need to learn a new OS (like LINUX) or buy an Apple machine, if such a protected folder could be implemented in either of those systems. Possibly relevant, whatever it is should be compatible/functional with both Vista and W7 (and hopefully, with the next Windows OS.) Good ideas are needed; it's time to help a dummy if possible.