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NuniPio
i was wandering if there is a program that locks folders...but by that i mean when u open the folder it asks for the password. i have a program called file lock which blocks the folder completely and to unlock it i have to run the program. im looking for a program which i can just open the folder and a box pops up asking for a password. does such a program exist??
FriBogdan
U don't need a special program for that. U can use WinRAR. U select a folder and hit "add to arhive"; u select "store" option for compressing (this way the folder is not compressed) and u select pass protected. And that is it Razz.
Freezon
Alternatively, there are a few programs to help you. I do not know if these require that you open the program, but I will let you be the judge.

Site: http://www.everstrike.com/download.htm

The site lists a few programs related to locking folders. I suggest you download all of them and find which suits you.
dcshoes23
If you are using Windows XP you could change the security settings of the folder and files and prevent other users from accessing your files. To do this you must disable Simple File Sharing by loading My Computer and then click Tools > Folder Options.... and then click on the View tab and scroll all the way to the bottom of the list and uncheck "Use simple folder and file sharing (Recommended) and then click Apply, OK. Then go to the folder you want to secure and then right click on it and click Sharing and Security... and then click the Security tab and select the users you want to prevent and then check the deny box for Full Control then click Apply, OK.

Hope that helps Very Happy
Xcelerate
Or you could simply put it in a zip folder with a password on that...
Animal
Xcelerate wrote:
Or you could simply put it in a zip folder with a password on that...


If you do this, you'll still be able to see the contents of the zip file, you just won't be able to unzip them.
NuniPio
Freezon wrote:
Alternatively, there are a few programs to help you. I do not know if these require that you open the program, but I will let you be the judge.

Site: http://www.everstrike.com/download.htm

The site lists a few programs related to locking folders. I suggest you download all of them and find which suits you.


ohh sorry i forgot to mention...something free..but if such a program exists to be exactly what i want..then im willing to pay
Animal
NuniPio wrote:
ohh sorry i forgot to mention...something free..but if such a program exists to be exactly what i want..then im willing to pay


In that case, you should get Steganos Safe 8 from http://www.steganos.com.

You use it to encrypt a "safe" directory that is hidden until you unlock it with your password.
Ping
Steganos is Very very good especially their security suite also Folderguard by winability is good to however both of these cost. When i was searching for the exact same thing a while ago i found that on http://www.download.com you could find all sorts of encryption programs there that would do the exact same job and were free... Just hunt around there for a while you will be bound to find something.
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