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Windows 7: Is there a way to password protect a file?

05 Dec 2009   #1
Tideripper

Vista 64
 
 
Is there a way to password protect a file?

there are a couple of files and folders and documents that Id like to protect. I know I can change the permission to just admin but sometimes I leave my rig running and Id like to know that these files cant be accessed while Im away.
any suggestions? Id like just to have to enter a password before said files are opened


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05 Dec 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tideripper View Post
there are a couple of files and folders and documents that Id like to protect. I know I can change the permission to just admin but sometimes I leave my rig running and Id like to know that these files cant be accessed while Im away.
any suggestions? Id like just to have to enter a password before said files are opened
Hi and welcome

An asy way is to use one of the 3rd party apps. There are quite a few. This is one that is easy to use and free. Password Protect Files


Good Luck

Ken
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05 Dec 2009   #3
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Use Winrar on them and then delete the originals (or "wipe" them.)

Winrar can set passwords when creating a rar file.

If you want to get serious, use Truecrypt.

Edit - haha morning Ken.
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05 Dec 2009   #4
Tideripper

Vista 64
 
 

Thanks for the replys! the website you linked had 2 programs, folder lock and Androsasoft, do you recommend one over the other?
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05 Dec 2009   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Use Winrar on them and then delete the originals (or "wipe" them.)

Winrar can set passwords when creating a rar file.

If you want to get serious, use Truecrypt.

Edit - haha morning Ken.

Edit - haha morning Ken, afternoon!!

Hi Tideripper

May be password your account.
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05 Dec 2009   #6
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Alternatively, use a USB memory stick to have these files/folders on. Simply unplug and take with you when you leave your machine.
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