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Windows 7: Locking Folders

19 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7
Locking Folders

how can i like put a password on a folder so that only you can access with a password?

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19 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

I can't think of a way, but can I ask why you want to do this? The method others I know use when they don't want other looking through certain files is set the folder to be hidden, the change folder settings to show hidden files and folders when you need access to the files. Once they are done, the set the options back to not show hidden folders.
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19 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7

yea but what if some of my friend snoop and they know how to unhide things? i need to be able to lock a folder
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19 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Don't let them use your account or give then accounts with administrator access.
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19 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

Personally, I bury things as deep as I can if I really feel the need to hide something. For example, I'll place a folder in C:\Users\Petey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates\LiveContent\User\SmartArt Graphics\1033.

In other news, I found our tutorial describing how to lock a folder:
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