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How do you lock folders


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#1 frankie12

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 04:01 PM

I need help finding a good program to lock my folders (EX. my documents, History) Thanks for any help!!!

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 04:32 PM

A freeware program that I've used before is MaxCrypt.
You just pick the folders you want to encrypt, and set a password.

A little warning here. Encryption, and decryption, takes a little time, so only protect sensitive files (or you'll be all day, waiting on it).

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 05:47 PM

Hi frankie12. Depending on your situation you can so this with the operating system if you are the only one with Administrator access and you are using NTFS. See this MS article on how to restrict file/folder acess:

File and Folder Permissions

Otherwise do a google search for "lock folder access" and you'll get quite a few hits for shareware and commercial apps that do this. Prices vary from about $20.00 to $100.00 or more.

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Posted 07 March 2005 - 04:12 PM

Thank you to both, you helped me a lot :thumbsup: :flowers:




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