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Windows 7: Password protect a folder or file

08 Aug 2010   #1
newtr0n

win 7 - vista
 
 
Password protect a folder or file

I need a free program to password protect a folder or file.

Thanks for the help.


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08 Aug 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Newtron,

This might be able to work for you.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-software.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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08 Aug 2010   #3
newtr0n

win 7 - vista
 
 

Thanks a lot, but is there an easier way with a free program?
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08 Aug 2010   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by newtr0n View Post
I need a free program to password protect a folder or file.

Thanks for the help.
You can even do it through users and groups. create a new group. Add the ppl you want to have access to that folder. right click folder>properties>security>select user/group and allow access.

All other groups modify so they cant even read or open the folder


Ken
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08 Aug 2010   #5
newtr0n

win 7 - vista
 
 

What i dont want is people having physical access to my computer to open a file.

So what i want is that if someone doubles click certain file or folder, he will be asked for a password.
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08 Aug 2010   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Newtron,

You could password protect your user account, and make any other users on the computer to be Standard users instead of an administrator. This way you could just log off when done, and no one can access anything from within your user folders.
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