FileSecrets is lightweight, simple but effective tool for protecting your files from any unauthorized access. Windows might have an ability to protect files, however, this can be easily altered by users in your computer that have right access privileges. The aim of FileSecrets is to “secretly” protect your files – which means that other users will not even have idea on how your files are protected or even will not notice that your files are there.
This will restrict the specified file or folder from any access, from any user or application. For example, if a user tries to access your file from Windows Explorer, the user will receive the below error. Take note that this is not limited to Windows Explorer only as it also covers any other applications.
You need to use this option if you want to share your files, however, restricting anyone to do any modification or deleting a file. This is also useful when you want to protect your files from any Virus infections but leaving them accessible. If someone tries to delete or modify a file, he or she will receive the error.