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Windows 7: Software for Drive or Folder lock

01 Apr 2011   #1
Sunimar

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Software for Drive or Folder lock

Hi folks,

I'm looking for a (free) software that can lock a drive/folder/s & other user cannot delete it ie folder until they provide the password or logged in as an admin.

Thank you!!!



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01 Apr 2011   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

You can find some freewares on the download sites but I haven't tried them. Don't know how effective they are. Another approach may be to see the tutorial for setting up the "real Administrator" account on Vista or W7 and create the folder in that account. Supposedly somebody with less privilege shouldn't be able to delete it. Use an encryption program to encrypt the folder contents.

If you want quick access use the fast user switching to log in as Administrator.

Also there was an 'su' program around that let you log in as admin similar to how it works in Linux su command. I don't know if it's updated for Vista/W7 though. I used it in NT Server 4.
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01 Apr 2011   #3
Sunimar

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
You can find some freewares on the download sites but I haven't tried them. Don't know how effective they are. Another approach may be to see the tutorial for setting up the "real Administrator" account on Vista or W7 and create the folder in that account. Supposedly somebody with less privilege shouldn't be able to delete it. Use an encryption program to encrypt the folder contents.

If you want quick access use the fast user switching to log in as Administrator.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post


Also there was an 'su' program around that let you log in as admin similar to how it works in Linux su command. I don't know if it's updated for Vista/W7 though. I used it in NT Server 4.


Yeah i agree with you on that but i'm normally logged in as Admin & if my comp happens to be not locked & any of my friends happen to be there just checking his/her mail i don't want them to check my folders/a particular drive....i know that some folks might say that create another user & give your self some privleges & stay logged in but instead of being logged in as an Admin but again my folders & drive still will not be protected from others.....

Thats the reason why i want to lock them even when i'm logged in as Admin so i can lock it before giving my comp to some1 & still can have a piece of mind....
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01 Apr 2011   #4
Sunimar

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Also there was an 'su' program around that let you log in as admin similar to how it works in Linux su command. I don't know if it's updated for Vista/W7 though. I used it in NT Server 4.
Yeah even i don't know if "su" command works on Win7 or not even i have used it on NT Server 4 along with Linux OS.
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01 Apr 2011   #5
Sunimar

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Also there was an 'su' program around that let you log in as admin similar to how it works in Linux su command. I don't know if it's updated for Vista/W7 though. I used it in NT Server 4.
Ok Miles my dear friend since i guess you have worked on Windows Server or have knowledge about it, here i want to know are you aware of RAID in Windows Server???
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02 Apr 2011   #6
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I've heard of Raid but have no experience with it. You may want to try the system builder guys. They tend to have a handle on the hardware stuff.

If you really leave the machine sitting in the real full blown Administrator's account then I don't know how you can keep other people from doing anything. Since they could probably just undo anything you did as there's no restrictions.

I don't think I'd rely on a password folder gadget. I'd go with encryption and logging into a restricted account. Any little freeware utility there's probably a forum for it and in 2 minutes of searching somebody can likely find how to bypass the password for an "emergency" or the software failed etc.. I just wouldn't rely on it.
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08 Apr 2011   #7
Sunimar

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
I've heard of Raid but have no experience with it. You may want to try the system builder guys. They tend to have a handle on the hardware stuff.

If you really leave the machine sitting in the real full blown Administrator's account then I don't know how you can keep other people from doing anything. Since they could probably just undo anything you did as there's no restrictions.


I know & will agree with you on that....Will take the suggestion & advice into consideration.....i also want to know how can 1 prevent others from breaking into HDD, is there a way???

I don't think I'd rely on a password folder gadget. I'd go with encryption and logging into a restricted account. Any little freeware utility there's probably a forum for it and in 2 minutes of searching somebody can likely find how to bypass the password for an "emergency" or the software failed etc.. I just wouldn't rely on it.[/QUOTE]

Does BitLocker does the same i.e., secure a drive???
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08 Apr 2011   #8
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

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11 Apr 2011   #9
damien76

Win7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I found this one last week but don't know if it's still free.

IOBIT Protected Folder

More info HERE

Download link HERE
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11 Apr 2011   #10
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I'll suggest Folder Lock
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