How to Put a Password on Your Desktop Screen Saver


On a computer accessed by multiple users, or for PCs that are for demonstration use, it's can be necessary to limit access to certain sections of the operating system, such as personal files and settings for the computer. One of the first lines of defense you can set up for the PC is to enable a screen saver password for the desktop.

Things You'll Need

  • Windows user account
  • Right-click on your desktop and click "Properties" on the menu that appears. This opens up the "Display" properties for your computer.

  • Click on the "Screen Saver" tab to open the screen saver properties.

  • Click the option that reads "On Resume, Password protect" in the middle of the "Screen Saver" window.

  • Click "OK". Next time the screen saver appears, you will have to enter your Windows username and password before logging back into the system.

Tips & Warnings

  • Make sure you remember your password.

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