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Windows 7: Password Protect Media

26 Sep 2009   #1
ardandy

Windows 7 - 7201
 
 
Password Protect Media

Is there a way you can have a photo or video folder that would show up in the usual way in WMC (Seven) but when you click on it MC will ask for a password or code, therefore protecting it from prying eyes!


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26 Sep 2009   #2
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

i'm sure there is a parental control plug in.
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26 Sep 2009   #3
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

actually i just ran wmc and it has built in parental controls under settings
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26 Sep 2009   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Right click on the folder in question>properties>Security choose what groups permissions you want to edit ... edit to taste close... This should do the trick..
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26 Sep 2009   #5
ardandy

Windows 7 - 7201
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Right click on the folder in question>properties>Security choose what groups permissions you want to edit ... edit to taste close... This should do the trick..

That would require logging on and off as different users wouldn't it?

There are no multiple users on my MC, it logs straight in.



I'll try that parental thing though!
EDIT: I'm wanting people who are old enough to watch anything to be stopped from watching my own videos (no not porn!). Age restrictions wouldn't work for that nor do I know how to put a rating on my own?

Thanks!
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26 Sep 2009   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I dont understand the need for a password protected folder/file if you are the only user then... No one really cares about the xxx pics or pron that you may have ... well, maybe your mom....

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28 Sep 2009   #7
ardandy

Windows 7 - 7201
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
I dont understand the need for a password protected folder/file if you are the only user then... No one really cares about the xxx pics or pron that you may have ... well, maybe your mom....


People visit, I have a party. And yes my mum and dad stay for a few days each time and use the MC (as they have one too) so somethings I want to keep seperate.
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28 Sep 2009   #8
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Make sure that your account is protected with a strong password, and create a new account and restrict what they can access... and what they cant... Its pretty easy to do..
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28 Sep 2009   #9
ardandy

Windows 7 - 7201
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Make sure that your account is protected with a strong password, and create a new account and restrict what they can access... and what they cant... Its pretty easy to do..

Multiple logons wont work, its a Media Centre that everyone uses as its in the living room. It Records everyones TV, people watch Movies/Pics etc as its the only thing plugged into the Telly. In fact its always on during the day for recording.

All I need is a way to make it so when you click on a folder in say 'Pictures' or 'Movies' it prompts for a pin code that I can enter with the MC remote.
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28 Sep 2009   #10
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I wish I could offer you more help .. other than moving you personal files to a different partition/drive/machine, I dont know what else to suggest... Good Luck!
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