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Windows 7: How to encrypt .zip file that will be readable from the program

19 Oct 2012   #1
zervdim

32win-vista
 
 
How to encrypt .zip file that will be readable from the program

Hello,
I have a zip file inside in a navigation program.
The .zip file contanins some files in UTF-8 format and some in Ansi format.
When the navi run, it goes and read the .zip file and use it while the navi run.

The problem:
I want to hide (or to encrypt) some files inside the .zip file (not to be readable from anyone, but to be readble from the navi program).

If I lock the .zip file with a password, then the program don't run (it gives intialization error).

If I encrypt the file I want not to be readable then the program run but the files inside the .zip file can not be readable from the program.

Do you know how can I encrypt (in order not to be readable by anyone ) those file inside the .zip file but on the other hand to be readable (from the running program) .

Thanks in advace.


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21 Oct 2012   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

You cannot. You have to decrypt the data for the program to read it.
If no one can read it, nothing can read it. A program is somebody (logically).
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21 Oct 2012   #3
zervdim

32win-vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
You cannot. You have to decrypt the data for the program to read it.
If no one can read it, nothing can read it. A program is somebody (logically).
Thanks a lot.

Bytheway one more final question !

Do you know any program that can transform data from an Ansi file into unreadable data (transform the data to a code, something like code program machine ) by someone ?

I mean something like NoteCrypt, this way someone who like to read the file it can not be readable, but the program can read those file.

Too many thanks to this forum.
Thanks again for your response!!!
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21 Oct 2012   #4
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What about using something like TrueCrypt? Those programs can encrypt any files with a password, and create a virtual drive to access them. You may "un-hide" the files by entering the password (thus making them available for everyone) and hide them again by dismounting the virtual drive.
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22 Oct 2012   #5
zervdim

32win-vista
 
 

Thank you for your response!!

Thanks to all member who help me!!!

Very helpful forum .
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22 Oct 2012   #6
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
What about using something like TrueCrypt?
TRUECRYPT - Encrypt Data Folders
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22 Oct 2012   #7
zervdim

32win-vista
 
 

You are unbelivable

A big thank for all members support!!!
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