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Is there a way to set a password on a folder? Say I create a folder in "My Documents", is there a way to put a password on it?
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Originally Posted by kevin_tsoi2000
Is there a way to set a password on a folder? Say I create a folder in "My Documents", is there a way to put a password on it?
You can encrypt folders from windows by right clicking the folder, properties, general, advance, encrypt contents; but that's only to keep others out from that folder from different sessions.. If you want to put a password to the folder within your session, I'd recommend FFP, although there are other similar software, just google for it.
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Also, i hope this helps.
If you mean, You share a computer with family or friends (home comp) and like you say you have win xp, then, when you have created a userlogon screen with a password go to your docs (My Docs) and:
Right click > Properties > Sharing > tick the "Make this folder private" box.

This way when users are not logged onto your user name (which would require a password to login to yours if you set one) they will get a "Access is Denied" message when trying to enter YOUR My Documents folder.
Hope this helps if that is what you meant?
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does FFP have to be installed on every computer that youre using the file on, or can you encrypt the file and then put it on a thumbdrive and take it and use it anywhere without the software?
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does FFP have to be installed on every computer that youre using the file on, or can you encrypt the file and then put it on a thumbdrive and take it and use it anywhere without the software?
It depends on windows, so no.. In that case, you might encypt the files in a zip/self extractable zip.
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can you put a compress a zip file so that a password is required to extract it? or is there some other way to put a password on a file that doesnt depend on anything else like that?
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can you put a compress a zip file so that a password is required to extract it? or is there some other way to put a password on a file that doesnt depend on anything else like that?
Yea.. you can put a password on a zip or self extractable zip(exe) file, which will be requested before extracting files. You can do this with a couple other formats.. rar, 7z I think.
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anybody know a good guide on how to make a self extracting 7z file?
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anybody know a good guide on how to make a self extracting 7z file?
You can use 7-Zip, just select "make SFX archive" when you make a 7z file, and a self extracting 7z exe will be generated instead.
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Originally Posted by kevin_tsoi2000
Is there a way to set a password on a folder? Say I create a folder in "My Documents", is there a way to put a password on it?
A utility called PGP is pretty good. (Not sure if thats the full name of it though)
    
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