Recently, I was using google photos web app in my Laptop’s web browser and I saw my locked folder option is missing. I was unable to find the locked folder option in the Google Photos Web Application.
In this blog, we will see the solution of how to find the missing locked folder option in Google Photos. Or you can say a quick hack to find your locked folder in Google Photos.
Locked Folder Feature in Google Photos
Let’s first talk about the locking feature in Google photos application. Google launched a feature of locked folder in the past. By using this feature, a user can move their photos and videos into the locked folder. The photos and videos will be moved from the Google photos to the locked folder.
To access the locked folder, user will have to enter their phone’s passcode for android device and for website user have to enter their Google account password to see the locked folder files. This feature seems pretty cool, it provides user to set a security for their private photos and videos. Before this feature, the images and videos uploaded in the Google photos can be seen by anyone who has access to the Google Account of a user. But remember that your password is the key to open the locked folder in Google Photos, so keep your password only to yourself.
In normal situation, when you open the Google photos website, you will be able to see the locked folder option in the library section of Google photos. The library section is located on the left-hand side of the website.
Have a look at the screenshot attached below. This was my one google account. I opened the Google photos and I found the locked folder directly.
Missing Locked Folder Option in Google Photos
One day I opened the Google photos from another google account and I found that the locked folder is missing in google photos, and maybe you are also facing the same situation of missing of the locked folder option in Google photos website.
Now let me show you what it looks like, when there is no locked folder option in google photos web application.
I tried to search for the locked folder option in Google photos website but failed to find that. So how did I found the locked folder option of Google photos? Read the next section.
How I found the locked folder option in Google Photos?
While I was Unable to find the locked folder option in google photos website, I came through the solution by using the Google Photos Android Application.
Here is the step-by-step guide on how you can find the locked folder in Google Photos by using Android Application of Google Photos.
Step 1. Open the Google Photos Application in your Android Device.
Step 2. Go to library tab in the Google photos application
Step 3. Go to utilities section in library tab of Google photos application
Step 4. Now the utilities section will open, scroll down to see the locked folder option
Step 5. Now you can see the locked folder option of Google photos
Step 6. Click on the locked folder option.
Step 7. Now It will ask to enter your passcode/fingerprint of android device.
Done, you will be in the locked photos’ folder, and now you can see the photos and videos that you have putted in the locked folder of Google photos.
I hope you found the solution of finding the locked folder in google photos. I know this is a quick fix, but we all have to deal with the problem. In future, maybe google will fix this issue for some google accounts.
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