As a final option, you
can add a password to each individual file that you want to protect. For
example, in Microsoft Office programs, you can open the file to which you want
to add a password and then choose File, Save As. In the Save As dialog box,
choose the Tools menu, General Options. Enter (and confirm) your passwords to
both open and modify the file in the File Sharing Options… section before
clicking OK. Now you’ll be prompted to enter your password the next time you
want to open or modify the file.
Windows provides several methods of protecting your information, so choose which ones work best for your situation. Then relax, knowing that your key information (including that great cookie recipe) will remain under wraps.