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I just bought a New USB Hard disk 250GB. i know how to make partitions. is there a way i can lock & hide a partition?

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  • graphilinx Feb 02, 2009

    any help

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    thanks is worls like a charm

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Yes, there are ways you can do both. if you want to lock a folder there are several programs online that you can use to do so. for example a software called folder lock. http://www.newsoftwares.net/folderlock/
this program will create a folder that can be locked.

if you want to hide the entire partition the try some thing like storagecrypt (this software can do both locking and hiding) http://www.magic2003.net/

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    chinthaka Jayasinghe Jan 27, 2009

    yes, there are ways you can do both. if you want to lock a folder there are several programs online that you can use to do so. for example a software called folder lock.http://www.newsoftwares.net/folderlock/
    this program will create a folder that can be locked.

    if you want to hide the entire partition the try some thing like storagecrypt (this software can do both locking and hiding)http://www.magic2003.net/

  • chinthaka Jayasinghe
    chinthaka Jayasinghe Jan 27, 2009

    yes, there are ways you can do both. if you want to lock a folder there are several programs online that you can use to do so. for example a software called folder lock.http://www.newsoftwares.net/folderlock/
    this program will create a folder that can be locked.

    if you want to hide the entire partition the try some thing like storagecrypt (this software can do both locking and hiding)http://www.magic2003.net/

  • chinthaka Jayasinghe
    chinthaka Jayasinghe Jan 27, 2009

    yes, there are ways you can do both. if you want to lock a folder there are several programs online that you can use to do so. for example a software called folder lock.http://www.newsoftwares.net/folderlock/
    this program will create a folder that can be locked.

    if you want to hide the entire partition the try some thing like storagecrypt (this software can do both locking and hiding)http://www.magic2003.net/

  • chinthaka Jayasinghe
    chinthaka Jayasinghe Jan 27, 2009

    hope this helps

    yes, there are ways you can do both. if you want to lock a folder there are several programs online that you can use to do so. for example a software called folder lock.http://www.newsoftwares.net/folderlock/
    this program will create a folder that can be locked.

    if you want to hide the entire partition the try some thing like storagecrypt (this software can do both locking and hiding)http://www.magic2003.net/

  • chinthaka Jayasinghe
    chinthaka Jayasinghe Jan 27, 2009

    yes, there are ways you can do both. if you want to lock a folder there are several programs online that you can use to do so. for example a software called folder lock.http://www.newsoftwares.net/folderlock/
    this program will create a folder that can be locked.

    if you want to hide the entire partition the try some thing like storagecrypt (this software can do both locking and hiding)http://www.magic2003.net/

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hello,

yes, there are ways you can do both. if you want to lock a folder there are several programs online that you can use to do so. for example a software called folder lock. http://www.newsoftwares.net/folderlock/
this program will create a folder that can be locked.

if you want to hide the entire partition the try some thing like storagecrypt (this software can do both locking and hiding) http://www.magic2003.net/

hope i was helpful.


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http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm
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hello,

yes, there are ways you can do both. if you want to lock a folder there are several programs online that you can use to do so. for example a software called folder lock. http://www.newsoftwares.net/folderlock/
this program will create a folder that can be locked.

if you want to hide the entire partition the try some thing like storagecrypt (this software can do both locking and hiding) http://www.magic2003.net/

hope i was helpful.


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