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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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Set usb password protection


1. Check the "Password protect my data" option and enter a password as well as the password confirmation and a password reminder, then click the "Apply" button.2. You can use "manage secret-zip data" only after selecting encryption item "My Folders & My Docs", the upper right window is the list of encrypted data, the lower window is the list of decrypted data. Please click "Refresh View" to update data list if you save or delete any files.3. Please select the data in decrypted area, and encrypt it by clicking "Secret-Zip Selected". You can also encrypt all data in Docs and Folders by clicking "Secret-Zip All".4. Please select the data in the encrypted area, and decrypt it by clicking "UnSecret-Zip Selected" or "UnSecret-Zip & Open".5. If you don't want to use the secret-zip function, select "No password protection required" in "Encryption Settings", and enter your password.6. If you want to change the password, select "Change password" and enter old and new passwords.

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How to Make Invisible Password Protected Folder Submitted by Srikanth on...


How to Make Invisible Password Protected Folder2761870.jpg Submitted by Srikanth on Thursday, 10 December 200930 Comments Do you want to password protect your folder? Do you want to make it invisible so that it remains unnoticed by the normal users? Well here is a way to do that. In this post I will show you how to make a password protected folder in Windows without using any additional software. Here is is step by step procedure to create a password protected folder.

How to create a Password Protected Folder
Step-1: Create a new folder (Right-click -> New -> Folder) and give it any name of your choice. For instance I name it as ABC.
Step-2: Now in this folder place all the important files, documents or any folders that you want to password protect.
Step-3: Now Right-click on this folder (ABC) and select the option Send To -> Compressed (zipped) Folder.
Step-4: Now a new compressed zipped folder gets created next this folder (ABC) with the same name.
Step-5: Double-click on this compressed zipped folder and you should see your original folder (ABC) here.
Step-6: Now goto the File menu and select the option Add a password.
ie: File -> Add a password
Now a small window will pop up and here you can set your desired password. Once the password is set, the folder will ask for the password every time it is opened. Thus you have now created the password protected folder.

How to make it Invisible
Step-1: Now Right-click on this password protected folder and select Properties.
Step-2: At the bottom select the option Hidden and press OK. Now your folder gets invisible (hidden).
Step-3: In order to unhide this folder go to My Computer – >Tools -> Folder options. Switch to View tab, scroll down and under Hidden files and folders you’ll see the following two options
  • Do not show hidden files and folders
  • Show hidden files and folders
Now select the second option and press OK. Now the invisible folder becomes visible in it’s location. To access it you need the password. To make it invisible again repeat step -1 through step-3 and select the first option and click OK. Now the folder becomes invisible once again.
I hope you like this post. Pass your comments!! Cheers

on Mar 30, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to effectively use FileVault to protect your Mac (for Mac OS X versions 10.4...


FileVault.

Its name gives you the impression of something involving security for your Mac. But what exactly is FileVault in the Mac OS X system and how can it benefit you as a Mac User with one or more Macs?

The answer, really depends on you, in regards to just how secure you want to make your Mac computer or Mac portable notebook.

Apple Inc., defines FileVault, as a file protection system, as a built-in feature, which can prevent others from seeing or copying your files by using encrypted files in your Home Folder.
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**ENCRYPTION STANDARD FOR FILE VAULT**
FileVault creates a separate volume for your home folder and encrypts the contents of it using the latest government-approved encryption standard, the Advanced Encryption Standard with 128-bit keys (AES-128).

Now before you start going into brain scramble trying to understand this encryption standard, I will simplify the term, defining AES-128, as "a very secure cryptic (hidden meaning) system of code", designed to make your files inaccessible, through a very strong password structure.

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**SPARSE DISK IMAGE**
When created, in Mac OS X 10.3 Panther and Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, what FileVault does is create a "Sparse Disk Image" or in plain terms, it is a single image file which holds all of the files and folders and content of a Home Folder (in regards to FileVault) in single disk image.

The primary purpose of the Sparse Disk Image made by FileVault, is to place all Home Folder content in one encrypted image, plain and simple.


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** BASIC SETUP FOR FILE VAULT**

Setting up FileVault is not that difficult to setup.

All you have to do is click on the Apple menu icon located in the upper left corner of your screen and select System Preferences

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* You will now be taken to the System Preferences window
* Click on Security.

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The Security window will now appear, with three tabs:
General, FileVault and Firewall.

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Click on the FileVault tab.

Now you will see the FileVault window.
This is the main window you will need to access in order to setup FileVault to encrypt your Home Folder and all its contents.

** Screen shot of FileVault for:
Mac OS X 10.3 Panther /10.4 Tiger
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** Screen shot of FileVault for:
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard /10.6 Snow Leopard
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Make very sure you are reading the instructions which Apple has provided for FileVault, because you are now about to encrypt your Home Folder which, contains all of your files, folders and applications. In other words, your entire User account and its contents.

So before you even proceed to turn on FileVault, make sure you first create a Master Password.

This is is a very important step you should complete first, in the event you forget the password for your FileVault account you are about to setup on your Mac.

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This way, in the event you forget your FileVault password, the Master Password is like your root password, there no more a low level account password, like the Master Password in regards to your FileVault account.

As a result, this is why I stress the importance of creating a Master Password.

Once you have created your Master Password, proceed to turn on FileVault and follow the onscreen prompts to encrypt your Home folder.

This FileVault encryption process can take awhile, so try to perform this procedure when you do not have any need to work on your Mac, or can leave it unattended for a few hours or more.

Once it is done your entire Home Folder will be encrypted.
(Remember, store that FileVault password somewhere safe!)
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** FINAL WORD ABOUT THE MASTER PASSWORD**

Keep in mind, you are not required to setup a Master Password, in order to use FileVault, but let's face the facts here. WE ALL have forgotten a password or two (or 3, 4, or 20!) at some time in our overall computing/web surfing experiences. I know I have.

The last thing you want to do, is encrypt all your important files and folders and then forget the password for the FileVault account you setup AND the Master Password as well

So what am I saying about the Master Password?
***ITS IMPORTANT!!***

Hence, if you do decide to create a Master Password, please make sure to write it down, type it, stencil it, put it on 3x5 card and throw it in your home safe or the safe deposit box at your bank (or anything else you can think of), to protect this Master Password for future use as needed.

To forget this important password on top of forgetting the password to your FileVault (will use "FV" for sake of space, for most of the remainder of this tip) account is just plain not good.

The most common issue Mac users have is not the usability of FileVault.. It's forgetting the FV password.

A final word from Apple Inc. about this, to drive my point home:
"If the computer’s administrator doesn’t know the master password, and the user of the FV-protected account has forgotten the login password, the home folder and it’s contents are lost."

Since FileVault provides encryption, none of the password reset options work provided by Apple work. Your password IS your Encryption Key, so without it, your access to your Home Folder is gone. You will need to perform an Erase and Install from your system disk.

So if you are the Mac computer administrator and the user, you can see how this can turn out with a forgotten Master Password for FileVault
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**FIRMWARE PROTECTION FOR YOUR MAC **

One other security feature in Mac OS X that I would be remiss not to provide some details about its use, is Firmware Protection.

Firmware Protection, is a low level protection designed to prevent other users from using the Single User Mode, with various scripting tricks using the UNIX based command line, in order to gain unauthorized access to your computer.

Open Firmware Protection is password protection option by Apple, (and not enabled) for the firmware of your Mac. When enabled, it will require a password from you before you can even reach the Desktop. Even more security in lieu of FileVault. But be forewarned, Apple does not recommend you activate this feature.

Another warning here as well: If you have forgotten the password for this protection as well, then there is no way to get around this but for one exception. Review the link I have provided below.

Review it, study it and know what you can with Firmware Protection, so you can know how to properly reset it as well as set it.

Here is that link for you regarding Setting up firmware protection for
your Mac and more: Setting up Firmware Protection in Mac OS X
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I hope this Mac OS X tip from FixYa support has helped educate you on how to better, secure your Macs, sensibly and safely.

Stay tuned for more helpful tips and tricks from the Mactechtrainer!

Thanks!

Regards,

-Mactechtrainer

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**HELPFUL LINKS***

From Apple Regarding FileVault:

For Mac OS X 10.4:
About Mac OS X 10.4 Passwords
Resetting FileVault Password for Encrypted Home Folder

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*For Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard:
Resetting FileVault Password for Encrypted Home Folder

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For Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard:
About Mac OS X 10.6 Passwords
Mac OS X 10.6 - About FileVault
How to: Encrypting your Home Folder with FileVault
Mac OS X 10.6: Reset the password for a FileVault-encrypted home folder
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Bonus Link :
Repairing a FileVault Protected Home Folder



on Feb 26, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How do I password protect my eGo


Right click in your drive select new folder

Place all data files you want to password protect inside your new folder

Right click on your new folder select properties select the sharing tab

Scroll to network and sharing at the bottom


You have many options to password protect many files and folders Windows 7

In XP right click on your folder select properties then click the sharing tab tick the box do you want to make this folder private

A message might appear if you have a password do you want to create a password


Or you might download one or more of these all are free password protection programs


http://download.cnet.com/folder-lock/3000-2092_4-10063343.html

25 MB

http://download.cnet.com/truecrypt/3000-2092_4-10527243.html


http://download.cnet.com/my-lockbox/3000-2144_4-10789387.html

Hope this helps you

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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.

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Create a password protected folder without any special software


In an earlier post I had written about how to create an invisible folder. That’s a method to create a merely invisible folder with no real protection.
Now, here we will see how to create a folder that will not just be invisible, but also require a password to reveal it and open it. The best part is that you don’t need any special software to do this. Just plain old Notepad is all that you need.
Here is the code that you need:
cls
@ECHO OFF
title Folder Personal
if EXIST “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” goto UNLOCK
if NOT EXIST Personal goto MDLOCKER
:CONFIRM
echo Are you sure u want to Lock the folder(Y/N)
set/p “cho=>”
if %cho%==Y goto LOCK
if %cho%==y goto LOCK
if %cho%==n goto END
if %cho%==N goto END
echo Invalid choice.
goto CONFIRM
:LOCK
ren Personal “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”
attrib +h +s “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”
echo Folder locked
goto End
:UNLOCK
echo Enter password to Unlock folder
set/p “pass=>”
if NOT %pass%==pwd123 HERE goto FAIL
attrib -h -s “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”
ren “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” Personal
echo Folder Unlocked successfully
goto End
:FAIL
echo Invalid password
goto end
:MDLOCKER
md Personal
echo Personal created successfully
goto End
:End
Now here is what you need to do:
Just copy the above code and paste it into Notepad. Save it by giving it any name you choose. Assuming, the file is called secret.txt, change the extension to ‘.bat‘ so that the new name becomes secret.bat. What you get is a batch file. You could actually save one step by saving the file in Notepad directly as secret.bat by enclosing the file name like this: “secret.bat” . This batch file is the one that you need. You can edit this batch file to change the folder name and the password. To change the name of the folder that is created, change the ‘Personal’ (in bold in the above code) to any another name you choose. Likewise change the ‘pwd123′ (in red in the code) to anything else.
Now let’s see how to use it. Place the file in the location where you would like to create your protected folder. Run the batch file by double clicking on it. This will create a folder named Personal in the same location as the batch file. You can now open this folder and place any files in it. Once you are finished, run the batch file again. You will be asked whether you want to lock the folder. Entry ‘Y’ (for Yes) and hit Enter. The folder becomes invisible. To retrieve the folder, run the batch file again. You will be prompted to enter the password. Enter the password, hit enter and voila! the folder appears.
Important: The batch file acts like a key to open the locked folder. So once you have created and locked a folder, do not keep the batch file in the same location since anybody can open the batch file and view your password. So I would suggest that you keep the batch file in a separate and safe place or better still keep it on your pen drive or flash drive. That way when you want to open the folder just copy the batch file to the location where you have your protected folder and run it.
Do remember that the above method is not intended to act as a substitute for the numerous free and commercial softwares that are specifically designed to provide security and encryption to your data.
Update: I got comments saying the code does not work. Of course I did check it before posting it here. But I have identified the problem. The problem is with the straight double quotes used in the code in this post. Once you copy the code you would also need to change each of the double quotes with your keyboard double quotes. That might seem a lot of work for some. So I thought it would be easier to give away the batch file itself. You can download the file here. (Use right-click and ‘Save Target as’ or ‘Save Link as’).

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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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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.

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