for security reasons, will you guys help me add a password to a specific folder?
I know about the sharing and security tab, but I don't think it's enough so help me guys. do i need 3rd party software? :(
If so what are my choices?
I'm on Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Answer by geekomatic · Oct 16, 2011 at 04:42 AM
Do you access this folder constantly? If so, you could try:
Lockbox - locks one folder & it's subfolders
If you only go into the folder infrequently, then 7-Zip allows you to protect the folder during compression.
If you're willing to shell out $20, IObit offers Protected Folder. Reputable company with lots of good feedback.
HTH & Cheers!
Answer by osiris · Oct 16, 2011 at 05:02 AM
How secure does it need to be? True crypt is one option - create an encrypted volume and then stick all the stuff that needs protecting in there - but you do have to mount the volume as a disk each time you want to access it - not difficult and doesn't take long (10 seconds maybe) but is 1 drawback
Answer by xedric14 · Oct 16, 2011 at 12:51 PM
okay, I have a childhood friend from the military, he wants to install games in his MSI notebook. it is allowed for the meantime. (as there were no rules against it) but he wants to be ready in case games will be disallowed.
so here's what he wants me to do:
Install Games (pretty easy)
make it appear like there are no games installed in the PC.
Access the game / play it during his free time and easily hide it again in case a higher official comes.
that was a big challenge to me as a geek. it tested the crap out of me. so here i am at lockergnome trying to search some help..
I want to do it like magic. hahhaha Its a great accomplishment you know?
so here's what I'm thinking:
hide the installed games from the control panel>>uninstall
hide the installation directory from Windows Explorer so that no matter how much you browse, you won't see it.
Answer by Billy Aoki · Oct 18, 2011 at 10:17 AM
For one, you could store the whole folder as a rar file with a password. That's what I do with the sensitive data on my PC. No, it's not porn. Just some other stuff that I wanted to keep as a surprise.