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07 Jun 2014   #1
trendy

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 
Password Protect a folder in windows 7 home premium.

Password Protect a folder in windows 7 home premium.
Been looking through this forum for some help on password a folder and 7zip comes up quite a lot,Is this highly recommended?,Or would there be something else about.
I did see on some forums that true crypt has been having some issues.
Many Thanks.
David.

Password protect a zip file with 7Zip


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07 Jun 2014   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

7-Zip is quite a good program and it's free. It allegedly uses a better encryption algorithm than either WinRAR and WinZip. It also has the feature of encrypting files name in the archive as well.
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07 Jun 2014   #3
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trendy View Post
Password Protect a folder in windows 7 home premium.
Been looking through this forum for some help on password a folder and 7zip comes up quite a lot,Is this highly recommended?,Or would there be something else about.
I did see on some forums that true crypt has been having some issues.
Many Thanks.
David.

Password protect a zip file with 7Zip
The article at the following link has information regarding, what appears to be, the demise of TrueCrypt;

TrueCrypt turmoil latest: Bruce Schneier reveals what he'll use instead ? The Register
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08 Jun 2014   #4
trendy

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 

Thanks both for your info.
Can I ask Britton 30 to explain this part to me Please.
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It also has the feature of encrypting files name in the archive as well.
Thank You.David.
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08 Jun 2014   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Here's what happens if you make a 7z files without encrypting files names and you double click it. The contents if the archive are shown but to open it a password is needed for each file.

Password Protect a folder in windows 7 home premium.-7z-plain.jpg

When file names are encrypted and the 7z files is double clicked all that is shown is the prompt for a password.

Password Protect a folder in windows 7 home premium.-7z-encry.jpg


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08 Jun 2014   #6
trendy

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 

Thank You all clear now.
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