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Windows 7: Folder encryption software

26 Mar 2010   #1
Codie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, 6.1 build (7600)
 
 
Folder encryption software

Basically I want a programme that can put a password on a folder or file and the ony change I want it to make to said file or folder is to prompt for a password when opening, I want it to work as normal.
Ive tried 4 or so free ones and they encrypt and ask to create a password but then changes the extension to open in the programme that created it, what good is that?, I just go in circles!

Any easy to use, straight forward progs?


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26 Mar 2010   #2
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Try this. It's shareware: Folder Lock - File Lock and File Encryption Software Free Download

I didn't want to recommend Truecrypt based on what you said, and Bitlocker is not an option for you either since you're on Home Premium.
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26 Mar 2010   #3
Codie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, 6.1 build (7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
Try this. It's shareware: Folder Lock - File Lock and File Encryption Software Free Download

I didn't want to recommend Truecrypt based on what you said, and Bitlocker is not an option for you either since you're on Home Premium.
Done one locker already, worked wonders. just 1 problem. I tried to drag it to the desktop but it said something is preventing me from moving it, any idea why or how to get round it?
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26 Mar 2010   #4
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

LockHunter should tell you what's using the file. Either it's in use or you need to unlock the folder to move it.
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26 Mar 2010   #5
Codie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, 6.1 build (7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
LockHunter should tell you what's using the file. Either it's in use or you need to unlock the folder to move it.
Yep, needed to unlock the folder to do anything with it, problem now is that ive discovered it has limited uses so after another 11 times, I wont be able to use it, damn. Any full free ones? no trials!
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26 Mar 2010   #6
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

This one is supposedly free and works on 7. Only catch is it hides folders: Free Hide Folder: a free security software to hide folders.
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26 Mar 2010   #7
adverze

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

do you want to create an encrypted folder/or drive so you can save unencrypted files or you want to encrypt the files themselves for security?


if it is the later i am currently using challenger.
Challenger 2.3.13
- got it from cnet i think
or you can try similar softwares like keepass password safe or true crypt
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26 Mar 2010   #8
Codie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, 6.1 build (7600)
 
 

Damnit. I want to place the locked folder on the desktop in view. I may see if anybody else has any ideas if your out of them, Thank you for your help those mate.
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26 Mar 2010   #9
Codie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, 6.1 build (7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adverze View Post
do you want to create an encrypted folder/or drive so you can save unencrypted files or you want to encrypt the files themselves for security?


if it is the later i am currently using challenger.
Challenger 2.3.13
- got it from cnet i think
or you can try similar softwares like keepass password safe or true crypt
Create 1 password encryped folder on the desktop that I can add folders and files to as and when, That simple!
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26 Mar 2010   #10
adverze

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

for me my friend, i think it defeats the purpose of hiding something if you are putting it in plain sight. even if it is encrypted. challenger application can be put in a desktop as an application. would ask for a password/keypass and you can access/decrypt all your fave encrypted folders wherever they are hiding in the computer. it all depends on how you wanna use the application i think. i'll try to ask my friend if have a free software in mind that would meet your needs.
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