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folder passwords possible?

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Valkyrie30, Sep 14, 2004.

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  1. Valkyrie30

    Valkyrie30 Thread Starter

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    Hey there... I was just wondering if its possible to protect (hide) information in folders that require a password to be opened.
    Thanks
    Samantha
     
  2. K-Man

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    I know you can choose to make a folder hidden, by right clicking on it, selecting properties, and checking the 'hidden' box. As for the password: I'm not sure. I'd be careful about doing this though, as it could make it a real pain to try to locate the folder in the future! :eek:

    Keeping secrets are ya?
     
  3. blue_luke

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    I think is good for what ails ya:
    http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Utilities/Misc__Utilities/FolderAccess.html
    Simple interface, choose a folder, choose a password, lock the folder. All information about the folder (size, contents etc) is hidden until you enter the password. Probably can be cracked (brute force attack most likely) but that would be a job. One word of advice: just don't forget the password.
     
  4. brindle

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    Yes you can hide files in folders
     
  5. Valkyrie30

    Valkyrie30 Thread Starter

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    Cool beans... thanks. Ill have to keep this site in mind.. i got answers faster from you guys then i have from any support phone number. :)
     
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