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Windows 7: Can you password-lock a folder?

11 Feb 2015   #1
werm111

62 Enterprise
 
 
Can you password-lock a folder?

If so how?

Thanks!


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11 Feb 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I've never tried this or this site but read it,
How to Use 7-Zip to Encrypt Files and Folders

If you want to download 7zip and try
7-Zip
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11 Feb 2015   #3
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

If you decide to zip folders, make sure you also have on hand a zip-file repair utility, just in case.
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11 Feb 2015   #4
werm111

62 Enterprise
 
 

Thanks but i dont want to zip the files. ALthough perhaps I'm mistaken. I dont want to have to wait and unzip everything (like a .rar file). I'ts about 500 gb of stuff (movies, etc) that I dont want someone in my house using (they should be doing their homework).

Just want you to click on the folder and then be prompted for a password. (Also the same for if you access the folder on the home network)

Best,
Brian
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11 Feb 2015   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

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11 Feb 2015   #6
werm111

62 Enterprise
 
 

thanks for the reply. that link says how to require other users to use a pw. i want to password protect a folder for everyone. including my account.
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11 Feb 2015   #7
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

If you want to put password on your folder without using third party software, you can do this method. using a batch file, but you have to need to have precautionary measures before doing so. try a test folder first. Here's a link for you to follow a tutorial: How to Create a Password Protected Folder without any Extra Software

Hope it helps you.

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11 Feb 2015   #8
werm111

62 Enterprise
 
 

i'll try that thanks. it's amazing that this is the only way to do this. you'd think it would just in the right click menu (for the admni account).
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12 Feb 2015   #9
Pyprohly

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

Batch files. Passwords. Terrible idea.

It would take any inexperienced user no more than a single minute to right-click > edit the batch file, view the script's guts, and figure out that the password is stored in pure plain text.

More over, if a user happens to prefer the "show hidden and system files" Folder Options option checked, they'd see the "password protected" folder effortlessly. And even more effortlessly, click the folder open and explore it's contents like any other normal directory.


Werm, is there a specific reason you are avoiding the use of NTFS file permissions? These exist for a reason.
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12 Feb 2015   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Werm111 where did you get this operating system?

From your specs.

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