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Windows 7: Best non intrusive method to password protect a win7 folder?


28 Nov 2011   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Best non intrusive method to password protect a win7 folder?

From what I can gather there is no straightforward way to password protect a Windows 7 folder using the native capabilities of Windows 7. Ideally I'd like to password protect the Documents folder but I suspect that's gonna be impossible so I'll probably have to be content with protecting individual folders within the Documents folder. So, is there a consensus on the best third party tool to facilitate folder password protection without resorting to encryption...I just want to be able to put a password on an existing folder such wthat when you try to open it a dialog box will pop up and ask for the password and then open normally. I'm running 64bit Windows 7.


Any feedback is appreciated


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28 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Why would you need to password protect a folder anyways? If you have multiple people using the computer make them accounts while password protecting your own.
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28 Nov 2011   #3

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

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29 Nov 2011   #4

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Why would you need to password protect a folder anyways? If you have multiple people using the computer make them accounts while password protecting your own.
I have my reasons but thanks for responding
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29 Nov 2011   #5

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BrightBlessings View Post

I'll check them out...thanks
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