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Windows 7: Locking Files

03 Jun 2010   #1
corrytonapple

Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium OEM
 
 
Locking Files

Hello,
I have a laptop, so I would like to keep it as secure as possible. I have been looking around for a script or something so I can lock certain files. I would like to lock a word document, since it has some personal info. I have seen that this is easily done with XP, but not with 7. How can this be done without installing any software? I am not a genius with Windows, but I am not horrible either. Any ideas?


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03 Jun 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome to the Forum

Here is a way to lock your files. Let me know what you think

How To Lock A Folder And Keep It Private - Open Discussion Forums
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03 Jun 2010   #3
corrytonapple

Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium OEM
 
 

I should revise what I said. Is there a way to hide a file and make it invisible to everything. Then, when I want to revise it or see it, I put in a command in Command Prompt and its visible. Something like this:
Another way to hide files and folders in Windows XP
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03 Jun 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Is something like this more to your liking?

File and Folder - Hide or Unhide
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03 Jun 2010   #5
corrytonapple

Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium OEM
 
 

That worked, Thanks!
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03 Jun 2010   #6
richc46

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You are very welcome. Help is courtesy of our own Brink and his tutorials.
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