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Windows 7: locking files


27 Nov 2009   #1

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 
locking files

does anyone know of any programme that locks files, but I wanted one that I can right click and choose something like 'lock this' and it locks it with a standard global password or it asks for a new password for that file.

I have customer details on my pc and have occasionally accidentally deleted and almost lost details... I am running 7 professional 64bit

thank you


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27 Nov 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saltedm8 View Post
does anyone know of any programme that locks files, but I wanted one that I can right click and choose something like 'lock this' and it locks it with a standard global password or it asks for a new password for that file.

I have customer details on my pc and have occasionally accidentally deleted and almost lost details... I am running 7 professional 64bit

thank you
Um something like this?


Folder Lock offers fastest way of encrypting and password protecting files and folders. You can either choose to encrypt important files from techies or lock your files, pictures and private data from casual users. Folder Lock comes with locking, encryption, shredding, stealth mode, hack attempt monitoring, portability, plug & play support, history cleaning, and more than 20 privacy features all tailored to special needs for people wanting privacy and security.


its here and free Folder Lock - File Lock and File Encryption Software Free Download

Good luck Mate

Kenn J++
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27 Nov 2009   #3

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply.. I did install it and found the 'free version' is really a 15 times trial, and also every time you want to unlock anything, this programme would have to open, setting off the UAC.. I don't think that one is for me, but thank you
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27 Nov 2009   #4

windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

I use 7zip and then the hidden folders-do not show trick.

If you want them really hidden, there are programs that will not only encrypt but hide them within another file. Lots of information--google. But maximumpc online had a story on the options not so long ago.
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27 Nov 2009   #5

windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

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27 Nov 2009   #6

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

thanks again. I am looking into truecrypt.. not sure exactly what it is, but I am pretty excited to find out considering what I have read.
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27 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

I wouldn't use TrueCrypt - if you read through the manual, you'll find that fragmented hard drives may give away the location of a hidden volume.
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30 Nov 2009   #8

win 7 home premium
 
 
winmend

this one works great and is totally free.

WinMend Folder Hidden - Safely and quickly hide files and folders.
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