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Windows 7: password protecting folders/files in Windows 7 (64 bit)

18 Sep 2014   #1
acerman64

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , Service Pack 1 64 bit
 
 
password protecting folders/files in Windows 7 (64 bit)

Just wondering if anyone knew of a good way to do this. I'm pretty sure this capability is not available in Windows 7 for some reason.


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18 Sep 2014   #2
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just use the standard Windows file permissions system to prevent other users to see your files. As long as your user account password is good and others don't have administrative rights that should suffice for most purposes.

For a more serious protection I would use TrueCrypt with a password-protected volume where you drop all your files there.
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19 Sep 2014   #3
acerman64

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , Service Pack 1 64 bit
 
 

I think I read that it is no longer available on the web....something about its not being secure?
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19 Sep 2014   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by acerman64 View Post
I think I read that it is no longer available on the web....something about its not being secure?
No thats incorrect....see this tutorial and the link to the last know secure TrueCrypt download

TRUECRYPT - Encrypt Data Folders
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