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How to get a password protection for a folder?

How can i prevent a file or a folder by accesing a secret password??

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Not an easy thing to do in Windows without third party software.
Have a read of this article though :
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000705.htm

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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I creted a folder and put private things in the folder and i want to try and crete a password to the folder so that im the only 1 that can get in the folder


Hey, I'm going to assume you are running Windows, so let me provide an easier solution rather than creating a password for a folder.

Instead, you can create a ZIP file which contains all the "private things" you want to store, then put a password on the zip file.

- Download WinZIP: http://www.winzip.com/downwz.htm
- Install it by double-clicking on the file you downloaded
- Next, select all the private things you want to protect, right click on them and select "Add to Winzip".
- On the dialogue that will appear, you can add a password to your zip file, and then hit create.

That's it!

The file you created is called a "zip" file, and it contains all the private files you want to store. You can drag any new file you want to add on your zip file, and it will be added inside it (after you type your password). You can also take your zip file with you wherever you want!

It's a much easier solution that creating a password for a folder.



Alternatives:
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7zip can also do this, and it's completely free, but a bit harder to use: http://www.7-zip.org/download.html

May 12, 2011 | Operating Systems

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Password Protect...I use Vista Home. When I go to save a file. FILE-Save AS the window that comes up has an option of "Save with Password". This option is ghosted out and can not be selected.....


There are a couple of ways to do this.

Try going to Tools;

Then Options;

Click on security Tabs;

you will see this

msword-specify-password.png
Got to Password to Open;

Click Ok;

Fill it in and you will see this;

msword-confirm-password.png
Re-enter your password;

Click Ok.

Save the file like you normally would.

This should resolve your issue.

Make sure you check your registry for Windows Vista for errors to see if that is causing the problem also.

I am including another link you may be interested in for your IE passwords also.

http://www.watchingthenet.com/enable-internet-explorer-prompting-to-save-passwords.html


Let me know if you need anything further!

Thanks for using Fixya!

KittyTech

Mar 11, 2011 | Operating Systems

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Password Protecting a File...I have in the past done done this but forgot how...I remember I went to File-Properties-Security-Protect and then entered the pw I wanted to use....That doesn't work so...


Hi,

Welcome to Fixya. If you want to protect or a File or a Folder you can follow the steps below.

Windows XP Professional

1. Select the folder you wish to encrypt.
2. Right-click the folder and click Properties.
3. Click the Advanced button.
4. Check "Encrypt contents to secure data" option.
5. Click Apply and then Ok.

Windows XP Home

1. Select the folder you wish to encrypt.
2. Right-click the folder and click Properties.
3. Click the Sharing tab.
4. Check the box Make this folder private
5. Click Apply and then Ok.

The ability to encrypt files and folders is not available in Windows Vista Starter, Windows Vista Home Basic, and Windows Vista Home Premium

If you want to protect a Word Document please click on the link below.

How to password protect a Word document

How to password protect a Word document 2010


If you have questions please let me know. Thanks for using Fixya.

Mar 07, 2011 | Operating Systems

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I have tried to add password to my files and folders and also my flash disk. How can I really do that


The password system in XP is useless, don't use it. If you need to password protect your files and folders then you will need something like True Crypt.
http://www.truecrypt.org/

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I dont know what the heck is up with my computer. Previously, just yesterday in fact, I could access all my D: Drives Folder, but today, when I accidently dragged (lets name them folder a and b), Folder A...


This sounds a lot like something has taken over administrative rights to your computer, and limiting your access to your own folders. Try running Malwarebytes anti-malware to see if you have a trojan, rootkit or malware on your PC then try this program called unlocker1.8.7 to see if it will unlock the folder and give you permission to open it.

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How to join Vista computer to Windows 7 homegroup computer. They ping each other but they are not accesable.


If other users are unable to access your network shares, especially if they are using older versions of Windows or old 802.11b wireless adapters, their systems might not support 128-bit encryption. Select Enable File Sharing for Devices that Use 40 or 56-bit encryption.
To simplify sharing, you can disable password protected file sharing. To do so, select Turn Off Password Protected Sharing.
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Computer is very slow loading at start up and opening programmes how do i recover the computer to an earlier date


there may be several reason that computer works slow.....first thing come virus in system.....then come system configuration......try to update antivirus and scan whole system...mcafee 8.5i enterprise ver is good one to scan for viruses....if it doesnot work reinstall windows and then scan the whole system

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Pass word protection


Best free password protection software downloads.
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Password on shared documents on a workgroup


Password Protect Folders in XP
To password protect a folder built into Windows XP (for other Windows flavors, there are some freeware/shareware programs out there).
If you have a log in password for your account, this can be used to protect folders from other users. If not, you need to creat one. Your hard drive must be formatted using NTFS (which it probably is unless you're dual booting with another operating system). Here's what to do...
Right-click the folder that you want to make private and choose "Properties" (or Alt+Double-click). Go to the "Sharing" tab and check the "Make this folder private" box.
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Click Apply . If you do not have a password on your account, a box will pop up asking if you want to assign a password. This must be done if you want to make the folder private, so click Yes . You will need to use your password to log on to your computer from then on.
Type in a password then confirm it. Click the "Create Password" button then close the Password window.
Click OK in the Properties dialog box.
Now anyone else logged on to your computer can't access that file without knowing your password.

Dec 02, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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