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Windows 7: Need suggestions for a free folder lock software.. Please help me..

31 Oct 2016   #1
RebeccaValentin

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Need suggestions for a free folder lock software.. Please help me..

Im using windows 7 & I am the admin of my system. I dont have any other user accounts. I have a huge folder ( which is of 300 GB approx) which contains movies and shows. But I need them to be hidden & locked.

Can anyone please please suggest me a good software for this? A freeware which doesnt include any size limitations, or limitations regarding the number of times the software can be used? One that doesnt take too long to hide/ show the folder as I access them frequently..

I tried googling but there are so many results & I cannot choose one particular software for this. Please I need anyone's help. Would be really thankful if someone could help me out on this.

( PS Since I saw many users reporting that certain softwares they used locked their folders permanently & they lost all their data, I got scared. That is the reason why I want someone to suggest me a software they use.. & moreover since there are so many random softwares for this, its really confusing.. Please help.. )


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31 Oct 2016   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

What are you locking it from as that makes a difference
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31 Oct 2016   #3
RebeccaValentin

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
What are you locking it from as that makes a difference
I just want a folder to be hidden..
The folder should become visible, only when I go to the software & enter the password..
Something of that sort..
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02 Nov 2016   #4
Callender

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

You can use this:

SafeHouse Explorer - Create Password Protected USB

It doesn't only work on USB flash drives. You'd need 300Gb+ of free space on any partition to create the folder.

Suggest using a much smaller volume of 1 or 2 Gb and copying some files to it just to get the hang of it. Once you know how to use it you can just delete the test volume and remove it from the file list.
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02 Nov 2016   #5
Callender

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

I suppose that I should point out that if you want to play these videos privately (no recent items history) then you'd need to install the additional driver. Tools> Options> Install Performance Enhancements.
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03 Nov 2016   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

From post #1

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Im using windows 7 & I am the admin of my system. I dont have any other user accounts.
I sure don't understand.

If the only account is you as administrator how are you going to lock anything from any other person? Anybody using your computer would be using it as you because you don't have any other accounts. The other person could change a security setting or password and access anything.

I think that a guest account without admin privileges could be used.
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