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Password protection

This tip will explain exactly how to password protect a folder. For this purpose i will use WINRAR. It is a very user friendly application, and it gets the job done!!!. You can also compress folders to save up some space, so it is very handy indeed. Best of all, you can download it FREE OF CHARGE...HERE.

After you have downloaded and installed winrar, we can start. Here is what you should do.

Step 1:

Go to the file or folder you wish to password protect, right click on the folder, and choose to "Add to archive".

Step 2:

Go to the "advanced" tab, and choose to set password. Enter your password. Click OK to proceed.

Step 3:

Now your password is set, so you can close the application.

Step 4:

Now you will note that if you want to open the file or folder which is protected, you will be asked to enter your password. Just enter the password, and you will be allowed to use the contents.

If at any point you have forgotten the password of your folder, you will be able to recover the password by having a look at my recovery tip HERE.

I really hope that you can find this tip helpful. Please rate accordingly.

Kind regards

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i have password protected KINGSTON data traveler 101R and password window is unable to open an error window occur in secure MFC APPLICATION

Click start click on computer to open you should your drives

C: usually your hard drive D: or E: your cd/dvd drives if you have 2 and your usb drive possibly E:or F:

Click on your usb drive right click in it select new folder option you can name it

Then put all files or data you want to password protect

Right click on the folder select properties then click sharing tab tick in make this folder private box

Another message might appear you do not have a password on this account click yes

User and password account will open for you to put in place a password

This might vary depending on your operating system in XP

Select properties then security tab at learn about access controls at the bottom of the box

Also another option to change permissions click edit

Then click deny then click apply in W7

also you might download


USB Safeguard is a portable software program to encrypt and protect data with a password on your removable pen drives using the AES 256 bits encryption.

The main purpose of using a USB pen drive is that you can bring your data with you wherever you go. But if you lose your USB pen drive your data also lose.

This is dangerous if you have confidential files stored in it. Protect the pen drive with a password. USB Safeguard offers users (novice and expert) a friendly yet extremely powerful security solution that fully protects valuable data stored on USB pen drives.

Also, the program has a useful feature that allows you to enter your email or phone if you lose the pen drive. Free version works only with USB Flash drive of size max 2 GB

hope it helps you

Jul 09, 2011 | Kingston (DTIU3/2GB) 2 GB USB Hard Drive

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i have an old school pc it is an emac and need an password for it can you break it

In OS X, if you're the administrative (or only) user, you can reset the admin/user password using the OS X installation disk #1. Put the disk in the CD drive & restart the eMac while holding the "C" key down (Restart is also on the Apple menu, top-left corner of your screen). When the Installer opens, click "Utilities" then Restart. When the Installer asks you what language, pick one (maybe English?) 8¬), click continue (arrow) then Utilities again & choose "Reset Password"; the system will guide you through the steps. Once you've reset the user password, restart the eMac, then you can log in using the new password. You'll probably want to reset your "Keychain" password to match your new login password – otherwise it'll ask for your password every time it needs one for a program. "Keychain Access" is in the 'Utilities' folder, which is inside the 'Applications' folder.

—> Important: if the old Users Home Folder was encrypted ("FileVault" protected), you'll need the old user's password, or the eMac's Master password to access the files in the Home Folder – otherwise, the Home folder's files will be lost. As a new user, you'll have your own Home Folder & access to all application programs.

Oct 16, 2009 | Apple Computers & Internet

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Lock folder on External HDD

The best way is to use an encryption software. This will encrypt the folder and lock it via a password no matter what user/system tries to access it. WinRAR, and WinZIP also offers some encryption techniques. The best I've used was actually an updated windows folder encryption program.

If you're running a higher version of windows vista (business or ultimate) you could use the software that comes with windows to encrypt the folders. Though, I'd suggest looking around at different applications on the internet. www.google.com is the best place to start. If you have any questions on certain types of applications I can help with that later on. However, I'd suggest at least a 128bit encryption application as the encryption is very difficult to break. :)

Hope this helps bud!

Sep 11, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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