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password protecting a folder?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by PrinceRameses, Jan 4, 2011.

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  1. PrinceRameses

    PrinceRameses Thread Starter

    Dec 21, 2007
    Is this possible? I know it was with XP, but it was kind of useless because it didn't ask for it when you opened the file, you just had to be logged in to your user account, I believe.

  2. TerryNet

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    Mar 23, 2005
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    If you really want to protect it use something like TrueCrypt to create an encrypted volume and put the folder in that.
  3. w7pro


    Dec 30, 2010
    Like TerryNet said, you'd have to utilize third party software. The most you can do within Windows 7 itself is to right click the file and go to "properties." From there, you can change the security settings on the specific file if you're using a shared computer. It won't necessarily provide your file with password protection, but it can limit who has access to it.

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