Password Protect a folder in windows 7 home premium.


  1. Posts : 379
    Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
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    Password Protect a folder in windows 7 home premium.


    Password Protect a folder in windows 7 home premium.
    Been looking through this forum for some help on password a folder and 7zip comes up quite a lot,Is this highly recommended?,Or would there be something else about.
    I did see on some forums that true crypt has been having some issues.
    Many Thanks.
    David.

    Password protect a zip file with 7Zip
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    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
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    7-Zip is quite a good program and it's free. It allegedly uses a better encryption algorithm than either WinRAR and WinZip. It also has the feature of encrypting files name in the archive as well.
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    Windows 7 Professional x64
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    trendy said:
    Password Protect a folder in windows 7 home premium.
    Been looking through this forum for some help on password a folder and 7zip comes up quite a lot,Is this highly recommended?,Or would there be something else about.
    I did see on some forums that true crypt has been having some issues.
    Many Thanks.
    David.

    Password protect a zip file with 7Zip
    The article at the following link has information regarding, what appears to be, the demise of TrueCrypt;

    TrueCrypt turmoil latest: Bruce Schneier reveals what he'll use instead ? The Register
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    Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
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    Thanks both for your info.
    Can I ask Britton 30 to explain this part to me Please.
    It also has the feature of encrypting files name in the archive as well.
    Thank You.David.
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  5. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
       #5

    Here's what happens if you make a 7z files without encrypting files names and you double click it. The contents if the archive are shown but to open it a password is needed for each file.

    Password Protect a folder in windows 7 home premium.-7z-plain.jpg

    When file names are encrypted and the 7z files is double clicked all that is shown is the prompt for a password.

    Password Protect a folder in windows 7 home premium.-7z-encry.jpg
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    Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
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    Thank You all clear now.
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