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p/w protect?

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by undergroundwire, Aug 15, 2001.

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  1. undergroundwire

    undergroundwire Thread Starter

    Aug 14, 2001
    I carry a floppy around with the backup to my financial info, I would like to password protect it but I am not sure how. Is there a FREE utility that can do this? Thanks in advance
  2. Kento


    Aug 2, 2000
    Well I use a program called Paranoid to password protect files and folders. It works well and it should work for what you want to do. There are other free one's but i haven't bothered to try them. But to access the files on the floppy after protecting them with Paranoid you'll need to have Paranoid installed on any pc you want to use the floppy on. You can get Paranoid v1.4 here:



    A tip: If you unprotect a file or folder with Paranoid and it won't open, just close Windows Explorer and then reopen it and then the file or folder will open.

    Another tip: If you have alot of files on the floppy, create a folder in Windows Explorer then transfer all the files from the floppy into that folder. Then right click the folder and click 'send to 3 1/2 Floppy' to send the whole folder to the floppy. Then just password protect the folder on the floppy rather than all the individual files seperately.

    [Edited by Kento on 08-16-2001 at 02:25 AM]
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