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#1 janis_joplin


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Posted 02 October 2007 - 11:42 PM

I know it can be done but I can't figure out how to do it :thumbsup: . How do I password protect a file/files on my PC so only I can open them? I share a PC with other family members and some things need to be kept private.

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#2 Monty007


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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:28 AM

Hi, if you all have your own user accounts then have a look at the link http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307877

#3 tg1911


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Posted 03 October 2007 - 10:31 AM

If you have you own user account, password protect it.
If you just want to do a particular file, zip it, and password protect it.
You could also use a third-party application.
You can find some listed in the Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps topic, under the File Encryption heading, in Post #1.
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#4 DanC1186


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Posted 04 October 2007 - 02:25 PM

A firewall like ZoneAlarm has a 'Program Control' feature that you can use to block out programs you do not wish to run. Set an administrative password on the account and your set. Plus its a reliable firewall

#5 Eisles


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Posted 08 November 2007 - 01:12 PM

I would personally encrypt the files using something like dscrypt.

#6 Kevin_D


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Posted 18 November 2007 - 03:40 PM

You can create a zip archive of these files/folders and put a password on it. It is not very convenient but in my opinion very reliable.

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