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Windows 7: Hello, is there a way to password protect a folder?

10 Jul 2010   #1
z1llverdusttt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Hello, is there a way to password protect a folder?

Is there a way to password protect a folder i.e. your pictures folder.
For windows 7 ofc ^^


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10 Jul 2010   #2
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z1llverdusttt View Post
Is there a way to password protect a folder i.e. your pictures folder.
For windows 7 ofc ^^
I think you can do that with such softwares, TrueCrypt, MyWinlocker...FolderLocker, DirLock...

But you can aswell set to private all the folder in C:\Users\your Name\

Right click the user name you want, then "Share With"=>"Not Sharing"...it will make the all username private.
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10 Jul 2010   #3
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

If you could make your Topic title a little more meaningful it will help you get a better response! Just "Hello" tells us nothing about your query so gets bypassed easily. That said is this what you are looking for:
Folder Lock Review
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10 Jul 2010   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Zip it with SevenZip and give it a password to open.
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12 Jul 2010   #5
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z1llverdusttt View Post
Is there a way to password protect a folder i.e. your pictures folder.
For windows 7 ofc ^^
Please have a look at this thread, seems a solution had been up:
http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...-software.html
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12 Jul 2010   #6
BashirSabeel

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

If you want to stop people from copying the folder from your computer and viewing it on another you could use Windows Encrypt, right click on the folder, click on Advanced... and tick "Encrypt contents to secure data" box, when clicking OK on both windows another window should open asking to back up the encryption key MAKE SURE YOU BACK THIS UP and click ok. Now you can view this folder on your computer but of you want to view it on another you will need to install the backup key. Hope this helps
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06 Sep 2011   #7
msc

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It's easy to password protect using 7-Zip. Its better to double-zip so that no one can even see your file names.


Steps to Password Protect a Folder using 7-Zip File Manager
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Install 7-zip
Open 7-zip
Right click on the files or folder you wish to compress and encrypt.
Select "Add to Archive"
Firstly change the Archive format to Zip, then change the encryption method to the robust AES-256
Then click OK
Right click on the newly created zip folder
Select "Add to Archive"
Firstly change the Archive format to Zip, then change the encryption method to the robust AES-256,
Thirdly enter your password.
Then click OK. The rest of the options can be left as default.
Your password protected zip folder is created.


Windows explorer won't be able to open it. Error:Windows cannot complete the extraction.


Use 7-zip to extract the folder after entering password!!!

Need to enter password everytime to open folder.

If you wish to remove password protection:
Right-click on extracted folder inside 7-zip
Select "Copy To" or F5
Specify location
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