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Windows 7: What is the best way to Protect a Folder?

27 Jun 2012   #1
DextrousDave

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
What is the best way to Protect a Folder?

Hi All

I've read a few online articles on how to protect the contents of a folder. Bitlocker, 3rd party software and some cmd magic can also be used, but what is really the best/safest AND most user-friendly(the user being the administrator of that folder) way to protect/secure a folder? Also, that folder must be able to be uploaded to a cloud service such as google drive and downloaded on another computer and still be accessible by myself on the other computer...

Thank You


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27 Jun 2012   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Dave,

The simplist way is to zip the folder using something like 7ZIP, and password protect it. Other solutions (e.g. portable TrueCrypt) are generally more complex.

Regards,
Golden


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28 Jun 2012   #3
DextrousDave

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Thank you, appreciate your answer
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28 Jun 2012   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

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No worries Dave
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