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14 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 and Vista basic
 
 
Adding passwords to certain folders?

So my pc gets used a lot by other people and i have files that i don't want them to go through and ive been wondering how can you put a password on a certain folder ? i used to hide folders but i found it annoying , so does anyone know how to do it or a certain program that will help me . e.g i click on a folder and it gives me a pop up asking for a password to proceed?

Thanks in advance i am using windows 7 ultimate


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14 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I use Secret Disk software to hide my personal files and projects. It creates a virtual drive in your pc, and you can move your files to it. When the program is closed, the virtual drive cannot be viewed or manipulated.
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14 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ringo14 View Post
So my pc gets used a lot by other people and i have files that i don't want them to go through and ive been wondering how can you put a password on a certain folder ? i used to hide folders but i found it annoying , so does anyone know how to do it or a certain program that will help me . e.g i click on a folder and it gives me a pop up asking for a password to proceed?

Thanks in advance i am using windows 7 ultimate
You can put a password on folders without some type of 3rd party software. But depending on what type of files these are a lot of program allow you to password protect the files you create with them. I have passwords on Word docs, Excel spread sheets and of course Quicken.
So it all depends on the file type and the program it was created from.
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15 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shootist View Post
You can put a password on folders without some type of 3rd party software.
How would one go about doing this? I'm always trying to avoid using extra software . .
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15 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 and Vista basic
 
 

Thanks for the help guys but now i am looking for 2 things one to put a password on a partition and lock and even maybe hide from the software and no one can see it or go into it with out the password something like that.
2. maybe something like a virtual partition that takes gb out of a certain partition and makes it into virtual one and i can store data in it and then hide it when i want.
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15 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ringo14 View Post
Thanks for the help guys but now i am looking for 2 things one to put a password on a partition and lock and even maybe hide from the software and no one can see it or go into it with out the password something like that.
2. maybe something like a virtual partition that takes gb out of a certain partition and makes it into virtual one and i can store data in it and then hide it when i want.
So, your software is the free Secret Disk. It matchs your needs.

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How it works?
Just install Secret Disk and choose a password. Then, start Secret Disk. Click unlock button, enter your password and you will see one more disk X: appears in My Computer area. You can now start working with your private files to save them to secret disk X. When you need protection just click icon in the tray area to lock secret disk and it will disappear within one second with all contents! When you want your files back, just open Secret Disk program, press Unlock button and enter your password. Its easy!
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15 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimdandy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shootist View Post
You can put a password on folders without some type of 3rd party software.
How would one go about doing this? I'm always trying to avoid using extra software . .
SORRY!!!!!!
That should of READ "You Can Not" or You Can't.
SORRY for the confusion.

I always seem to miss the ' and the T
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15 Apr 2011   #8

Windows Seven Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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15 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I like this application a lot for files.
Axantum Software AB | AxCrypt | File Encryption Software
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15 Apr 2011   #10

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Maybe I'm stupid, or missing something, but wouldn't having the other users simply use a Guest account prohibit them from having access to any of your files, keeping you from having to use 3rd party software?
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