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Password Protecting Folders/Files


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#1 secretangel

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 07:26 AM

There are a few folders and files on my computer that I would like to password protect. Is there any software available to enable me to do this?

I've done a search on google and found a few to download but am always wary about downloading software I am unfamiliar with and I've not found much available to buy.

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 08:40 AM

Have you looked in Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps pinned at the top of this forum?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html

If not, take a look in that thread and scroll down to File Encryption.

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 10:43 AM

Just remember to keep the password somewhere where you will remember it
If you loose it we cannot help you get it back
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Posted 11 January 2010 - 12:50 PM

Thanks I'll take a look at that :thumbsup:
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Posted 11 January 2010 - 02:01 PM

The type of thing I was really looking for is like I have on my mobile phone (SmartGuard) - a programme that is passworded, that then gives me access to all the files and folders on my phone and I can select either a whole folder or individual files to "hide". These folders/files are then only accessible through SmartGuard by entering the password.

I found this online Hide Folders and other similar software but would like to know if anyone has used it or anything similar.
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