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Windows 7: Password a folder

24 Jun 2013   #1

windows 7 home premium 64bit
Password a folder

Hi,I'm looking at password a documents folder running windows 7.
Been told that the 7-zip is a good one,Would you all agree to that or would it be better to look for another option??
Many thanks.
7-zip info

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24 Jun 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP


Yes, I use 7Zip to create a passworded archive and then delete the original file once you confirm access to the zipped one.
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24 Jun 2013   #3

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Passwording a folder is only as good as Remembering the password
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24 Jun 2013   #4

Win7 Ultimate 64bit

In addition you can check out this link also.

How to Password-Protect Folders
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24 Jun 2013   #5

windows 7 home premium 64bit

Thanks all for your info,Two points if I may ask.
After the folder is password protected with 7-zip can I add another folder to it?.
One other point If I take the pc in for repair and the engineer uninstalls the 7-zip will he be able to access that folder that is protected?.
My main object would be to have a spreadsheet made up of all my passwords etc in a safe folder and maybe some banking info.
Many thanks once again.
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24 Jun 2013   #6

windows 7 home premium 64bit

I had a go at the 7-zip,Worked okay the only thing was to access the zip folder that I set a password I had to acces it from the 7zip icon on the desktop when I tried to access the folder from my documents it would'nt open the file.
Is that the correct way that it works??

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24 Jun 2013   #7

windows 7 ultimate 32bit

I haven't had a good experience with 7-zip.
A couple of times i created password protected zipped files, they'd loose the attribute after a restart.
I could open my protected file without being prompted for the pass.
I think winrar is better.
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24 Jun 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM

I used to use "Folder Guard Pro"
I believe version 9 is for Win 7 x 64.
It was good because when you entered the folder you could do as you pleased and as soon as you left it was locked.
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25 Jun 2013   #9

windows 7 home premium 64bit

Thanks all for your help,Will be looking deeply into it today.

Lovely sunny day here today.
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