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Old 03-27-2010, 04:59 AM   #1
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Hello, could some kind sole please tell me if I can create a password for a specific folder, if so how do I do it?. For example, if I create a folder and put "word" documents in that folder, can I create a password for that folder so that nobody has access to that folder other than me? I use my computer for company work so it would be ideal for me to have this benefit. Thanking you in anticipation, R.
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Old 03-27-2010, 06:37 PM   #2
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I'm not sure about a folder but you can put it in a zip file and password it that way. Also Winrar
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Old 03-28-2010, 06:43 AM   #3
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Many thanks for your help.
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:57 PM   #4
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http://x10hosting.com/forums/tutoria...ur-folder.html

that works too
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:02 PM   #5
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Yes, I would recommend using a compressed Zip file or RAR. That's how I protected my documents at school.
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Old 03-30-2010, 01:43 PM   #6
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Many thanks for all replies,
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Old 04-16-2010, 04:27 AM   #7
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yup worked for me too. Thank you for sharing.
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Just put the folder as hidden in the properties.
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:23 AM   #9
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yeah same here and I have heard of people doing it before but I have files that I need to protect.... So yeah.
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Old 04-20-2010, 01:38 PM   #10
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The most sure-fire way is either to host the files elsewhere and protect them or just to zip / rar them up with a strong password.

All sorts of other ways do exist, but they're rarely more than hiding the folder, or stopping you viewing its contents through windows explorer. Setting it as hidden for example might work to ward off very casual users, but I'd never advise using it for information I never wanted anyone else to see!
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