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Windows 7 Password Protecting Files?

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Hey guys,

I understand you can't password protect files or folders in Windows 7 but are there any reliable freeware 3rd party options out there? The only one's I've seen cost money.

Just need something basic to protect some personal data from other users that may be on computer... not to keep out any super hackers or anything.

Thanks!
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You could set basic windows security permissions on any of the folders that you don't want public. Right click the folder, then set the permissions accordingly. Check this article for reference.

http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/how-to-lock-and-password-protect-folder-in-vista/

You can also try the program "Windows private folder" that Microsoft put out for free a number of years ago but stopped supporting. Not sure how it runs in WIndows 7.
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