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Windows 7: lock or protect files and folders

25 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
lock or protect files and folders

hi guys,

do any of you know a way how or if you can lock or protect individual files or even whole folders with a password or other means? intended for a home pc which everyone uses but i do not want the others at home have access to certain files or folders?

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25 Jan 2011   #2


You need third-party software. One of the best well-known is "Folder Lock" but it's not free:
Folder Lock - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET
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25 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

You dont need to pay a cent, just download Truecrypt- its the best out there and its free.

TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux
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