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i work in on a public PC and I have client data I want to store on this PC (easier than using my USB KEY all the time) the only thing stopping me is I used hidden folders but whenever I put in a new client the new client is unhidden

is there an application or something I can do to ALWAYS secure the folder? and all files and sub folders?

that will block samba access as well?

i don't need it hidden just password protected...

people use Windows 7 and we have Ubuntu as well with Samba
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post #2 of 14
There's a number of software like this one but you'll have to pay for it, don't know about any freeware that allows to password protect your folders :

http://www.newsoftwares.net/folderlock/
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Would a TrueCrypt file work?
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post #4 of 14
I second the truecrypt recommendation, its what you are looking for and works very well.
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What about the built in Bitlocker encryption with Win 7?
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Hiding folders of porn? I do that for myself against my girlfriend too wink.gif
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post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by scottsee;12600558 
What about the built in Bitlocker encryption with Win 7?

thats only in ultimate?

i have pro
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Originally Posted by bucdan;12601282 
Hiding folders of porn? I do that for myself against my girlfriend too wink.gif

lol i was waiting for that, nope just word and excel docs. nothing exciting
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post #9 of 14
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does truecrypt only do partitions and volumes?

i cant see where it says it does folders
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post #10 of 14
If you just want to hide it you could right click on the folder click properties click hidden then click apply and that will hide it.
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