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Windows 7: How do I create a secure folder to use online

01 Aug 2012   #1
pursuant

windows 7
 
 
How do I create a secure folder to use online

I want to create a pw protected folder where I can put sensitive information and have it stored in my gmail account. That way I can access it anywhere with just the pw. I tried using a program called KeepPass but you have to have that program on your pc to open it. I looked at creating a batch file from online help sites but that doesn't seem secure.
What are the option without buying some software . I only want to create one file to protect.

Thanks


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01 Aug 2012   #2
HonorGamer

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Do you mean like a text file, or a folder?

-Justin
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01 Aug 2012   #3
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pursuant View Post
I only want to create one file to protect.
Hi,

The easiest method is probably to use something like 7ZIP to compress the folder into an archive and using a password to protect it.

A useful article that explains it:
How to encrypt ZIP files securely using 7Zip

Regards,
Golden
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02 Aug 2012   #4
pursuant

windows 7
 
 
File or folder

it could be either. Here is what I was hoping to do. I have a file with all my sensitive passwords on it. I want a way I can store it in my gmail account so when I am away on a trip using a unfamiliar pc, I could go to my gmail open the file or folder with a password and read the content, without having to install some third party software.

Thanks
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02 Aug 2012   #5
mach04

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 8 Pro
 
 

You can write down your PWs in an Excel sheet and set a PW to it and then you can open it by using Google document. In this way you have it locked and is always accessible.
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02 Aug 2012   #6
Golden

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pursuant View Post
I have a file with all my sensitive passwords on it. I want a way I can store it in my gmail account so when I am away on a trip using a unfamiliar pc, I could go to my gmail open the file or folder with a password and read the content, without having to install some third party software.
Thanks
Email yourself the text file zipped with a password, and also email yourself the portable version of 7zip - thats all you will need.

7-Zip Portable | PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB, portable and cloud drives

Regards,
Golden
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03 Aug 2012   #7
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

*cough* LastPass. You do not need the client in order to access your stuff.
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03 Aug 2012   #8
pursuant

windows 7
 
 

LastPass allows you to open a file online without the software installed on your PC? I do have the 7 Zip file already created but I am concerned that I may be on a pc that won't allow any installations of software even a portable version.
The idea (excel sheet)has merit as long as google doc does open an excel sheet. What the procedure for pw protecting a excel sheeet?

Thanks again for all the advice
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03 Aug 2012   #9
mach04

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 8 Pro
 
 

To set a pw in an Excel document look at this page: How to password protect a excel 2010 worksheet

You can use the same procedure to change the pw again.
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03 Aug 2012   #10
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pursuant View Post
LastPass allows you to open a file online without the software installed on your PC?
Of course, simply by going to the site in question and logging it.
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