Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Can you password-lock a folder?

12 Feb 2015   #11
werm111

62 Enterprise
 
 

i have 1 account on this comp. i want it to be password protected.

permissions works on other users accounts? it wont work for me.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
12 Feb 2015   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Who does this computer belong to?

Have you asked your I.T. department for help?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Feb 2015   #13
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Wem111 if you only want that those files cannot be accessed by the people in your house. you can create new user with only "standard user" access. then follow the tutorial on post #5.
or put those files in an external HD then put on somewhere that you can locked it, if you are not in your house.
putting it in an external HD can also serve as a backup for your files.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

12 Feb 2015   #14
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by werm111 View Post
i have 1 account on this comp. i want it to be password protected.
Plot twist. So it's a user account you intend to set a password on; not a folder?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by werm111 View Post
[Permissions] wont work for me.
Could you elaborate? What's "not working"?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Feb 2015   #15
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I was trying to post this much earlier from a library computer:
I'm beginning to get the idea; just like one has to provide a [login and] password to post; OP wants a few to have the passwords to enter and access certain folders, while others [not having the password] cannot enter and access certain folders.
I think there are ways to password-lock a partition, a logical drive. If OP can dedicate a partition containing the protected folders, I believe there are programs that will "force" a password before one can enter.
-- posted from home computer
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Feb 2015   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

The OP has a Enterprise system with several users. Which to me means their is a I.T. department in control of this system. What ever he/she wants to do with this computer he/she should contact the I.T. department.

I don't believe we should helping someone to by pass the settings a I.T. department has on this computer.

It would be like us helping you to do things on the library computer that the library doesn't want done to their computer. We don't do things like that.

Rule #6 of the forum rules.

Quote:
6) No discussions of hacking someones system, network, password, etc.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2015   #17
werm111

62 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pyprohly View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by werm111 View Post
i have 1 account on this comp. i want it to be password protected.
Plot twist. So it's a user account you intend to set a password on; not a folder?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by werm111 View Post
[Permissions] wont work for me.
Could you elaborate? What's "not working"?
how is it not clear yet. i want to password protect a folder. that's it. so when you click on the folder it prompts you to enter a password. it doesn't matter how many accounts i have or which accounts have what priviledges. i just want it to happen as ive described above.

i have enterpirse. im switching to home soon.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2015   #18
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Unfortunately, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 do not provide any features for password protecting files or folders. You need to use a third-party software program to accomplish this.

Try this, but try it on an experimental folder first. I have no idea what it will actually do.

I`m with Jack, we really can`t help you with Enterprise issues, and why do you have it installed in the 1st place ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2015   #19
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by werm111 View Post
i want to password protect a folder. that's it. so when you click on the folder it prompts you to enter a password.
Such behavior does not exist natively in Windows. A 3rd party application is your only option, as AddRAM reports.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Unfortunately, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 do not provide any features for password protecting files or folders. You need to use a third-party software program to accomplish this.
Period. And there is no way to fake the idea of a password protected folder via scripts, at least not in a secure manner.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Try this, but try it on an experimental folder first. I have no idea what it will actually do.
In short, Share with > Nobody will make that file/folder only accessible by you (your user account). It's a quick way to make permission changes.

If denying all other user accounts to a file or folder is your ultimate goal, Werm, take AddRAM's suggestion.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2015   #20
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

LaybackBear, if OP is indeed in a business environs, he needs to run everything by company's IT department first & foremost. If OP has material on a "public/shared" harddrive, or on a server, then perhaps it is not a bad idea to only allow access to certain material to only certain individuals. Again, if this is a business computer, sharing/restricting business material, it's best to run etal by company IT. My opinion here: IF it is the case of sharing/restricting nonBusiness material on company equipment, then, for me, I have to bow out.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Can you password-lock a folder?




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Users folder not visible in explorer,lock on admin's user folder icon?
A past virus must have caused this.The C:\Users folder is not visible in explorer for some reason.I can still visit the contents and the pc works fine,but this is not right.Also, there is a lock on my users/alexandros folder icon.Maybe it has something to do?
System Security
Lock screen doesn't show password box
Hi, I've recently been testing out some face login programs, and although I have now uninstalled them all, it seems that my lock screen setup has been affected. Whenever I *previously* used to lock my screen (using either Windows Key-L or after being woken from sleep or hibernation), it would...
General Discussion
Setting password for just my lock screen?
Hey, Currently, I don't have a password set for my user account (I don't want to have to enter it on each start-up and I don't really have a problem with people using my computer). Occasionally I'll be working on something and when I leave my computer I don't want to risk anyone accidently...
General Discussion
How can i lock my hard disk(internal) with a password
how can i lock with a password just like we do it on folder ... is there any special software for these kind of thing...if u gus know any please let me know :)
Software
Open folder lock without knowing its password in window7
GUYS I HAVE INSTALL FOLDERLOCK 5.5.7 THEN I LOCK SOMEFILES IN IT I FORGET ITS PASSWORD PLZ HELP ME TO OPEN IT IN SOMEWAY PLZ HELP MEE GUYS:cry:
Software


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:41.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App