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Windows 7: Simple software/way to lock folder?

08 Oct 2011   #1
CloudS

Windows 7
 
 
Simple software/way to lock folder?

I am looking for a basic and simple software or perhaps a built in feature in Win 7 to lock a folder. All I am looking for is something which just puts a password on a folder and perhaps prevent it from being deleted. Nothing else, no encryption or anything.


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08 Oct 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

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08 Oct 2011   #3
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

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08 Oct 2011   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

how to lock a folder with software.

WinMend Folder Hidden v1.3.9
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08 Oct 2011   #5
CloudS

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
That blocks the other users, but when logged in from my or admin account, it will be accessible.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
I was looking something say, Right click, LOCK, enter pass, done. And the same way to unlock. But this too looks OK.
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08 Oct 2011   #6
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CloudS View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
That blocks the other users, but when logged in from my or admin account, it will be accessible.
An alternative may be to encrypt the contents. If you don't want to use admin password linked Windows type encryption there should be 3rd party freebies out there. Search the big download sites.
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08 Oct 2011   #7
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Miles, if you check the OP's first post, he did say he wasn't interested in file encryption.
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08 Oct 2011   #8
ddadda82

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Sorry if I butt into another user's thread but I think this is relevant.

I saw a post up there suggesting a software. Now here comes the question, if I 'lock' a folder in D drive using that software, for example, then reformat my C somehow, would my folder be locked away permanently? I had a case like this but with file encryption. It was a nightmare as my files were lost forever - so I don't want to meet the same fate again.
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09 Oct 2011   #9
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Miles, if you check the OP's first post, he did say he wasn't interested in file encryption.
Missed the last line. My bad.
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09 Oct 2011   #10
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

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if I 'lock' a folder in D drive using that software, for example, then reformat my C somehow, would my folder be locked away permanently?
i use winmend folder hidden,the folder i have secure hidden files was hidden on my external, my desktop broke, i bought a new pc, eventually installed winmend, and the hidden folders stayed hidden until i opened them via the password.
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