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Password protect an application or program

Question: Password protect an application or program

Is it possible in Windows 7 (either via a windows feature or an add-on program) to password protect individual programs or software so that when you try to run the software you first need to provide a password? Please note this is not the same as UAC in Windows 7. I want to be able to lock down certain programs so that when a user tries to run the program (say Internet Explorer or Microsoft Access) they will be prompted for a password. This would be very handy in a shared user scenario. Is this possible via the group policy editor?Thanks!

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Answer: Password protect an application or program

This is not supported by Windows but third party applications may provide this feature. Windows security doesn't work that way.Windows security is based on the users account and the groups it is a member of. This is in the files and folder security properties. Don't change anything here unless you know what you are doing.Note that if the user is using an admin account he can evade any and all restrictions you might impose.

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I am looking for a way to secure one specific app on my system more than the rest. A example of what I would like is...

User clicks on Icon, user is asked for a password to acess that app, user supplies password and app launches, or no password/wrong password, no app.

Any Idea how this would work, I know I can set up a seperate login for this, but that is not really the solution I want.

Ideas/opinions ?

Answer:How do I password protect one application

What's wrong with a separate account? You could rig it so that only AccountX has access to the app executable, and then create a simple shortcut or batch file which does "RUNAS /user:AccountX MyApp.exe". The app will start only if the correct password is supplied.

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Hey, as the title states, I need to add a password to a program. Basically, a member of my family isn't responsible enough to use MSN Messenger, and I need to make the program password protected. How can I do this?
 

Answer:Need to password protect a program. Help?

lol funny dilemma...why dont you just hide it?
 

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hi i have 3 users in this pc and one of my kids dosn't like my antivirus because it slow the pc that what he says and thats when he goes to not safe sites he gets a lot of trojans he use the pc as administrator is there is a way where he can not be able to uninstall the antivirus thank you very much

Answer:how to password protect my antivirus program

Don't let him login as an administrator. Some security software have a password protection feature with them you can check and see if yours does. What AV are you using anyways?

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Just like the title states, does anyone know of a program out there that i can password protect any program i wish?? preferably free , Thanks Guys!
 

Answer:Need a program to password protect certain programs..

http://www.security-utilities.com/passwordexe.html
check this
 

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Does anyone know of a utility which will enable one to password protect a single program only and not the entire hard drive? I would like to so protect my income tax program but there is no password protection built in.
 

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Is there a program for Windows Vista Home Edition that offers password protection for shortcuts? Here's my problem;

I have a few shortcuts/Icons on my desktop I want to keep private. I've seen answers about managing administrator controls and user accounts, etc but that won't help me. I keep my computer on and signed in at all times so there is no changing of users, if I step away from my desk I'd like to be sure no one can click on a desktop Icon and access these files. I don't want to go through logging off and on throughout the day to avoid unauthorized access.

I am looking for one that will prompt for a password when the icon is clicked.
Password-IT is the only one I've found but read the review in CNET and it was not good at all. I haven't found any others. There's got to be more than one program in this IT oriented world we live in. Help Please!!

Answer:A Program to Password protect shortcuts

You don't have to log off. Pressing WinKey+L will lock the machine almost instantaneously, and then you type your password to get back in. That security model is safe and secure against most "threats" likely to be found in the home.

Everyone should have their own account, and when you're done using the computer you log off. That's not very complex either.

Relying on aftermarket security utilities is neither safe nor particularly robust - many of them are mediocre exercises in software development which can cause crashes or data corruption.

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Does anyone know of any free or cheap programs that let you password protect folders in Win XP?

Thanks,
Airborne
 

Answer:Program to password protect folders

You should be using different user accounts, because it seems you're trying to hide data from someone else who uses the computer. Using XP's built in permissions features, just change the security settings for that user on that particular folder.
 

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i dont want one that has a pass on every step i take or even to open it but i have a external hd and wanna put it to where it where nothing on it can be deleted without a password? is there such a program?
 

Answer:Is There A Program To Password Protect From Deletion?

Change the permissions, if you're on a Linux system.

chmod a-w filename
 

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I want a single folder password protected so that my kids cannot get to it.

What would you recommend?
 

Answer:What program to password protect a folder in Win 7

Its all built into windows. Just make sure that everyone signs into windows with their own account and your porn is safe! You can right click any folder and choose properties and then hit the security tab. Then you can manage who can do what with it based on user account.
 

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Hi i'm looking for a program to password protect folders on windows professional.I realise there are many available but is there any that anyone would recommend.

Answer:program to password protect folders

Folderlock click here

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Id like to group a bunch of files together into a single file with a password. I know I can use WINRAR to do this, but it takes a long time to extract files even when they are only stored, if i have something like 2gb of files.

So is there a program that will group them all together and separate them out without the extraction times?
 

Answer:program recommendations to password protect files?

Off the top of my head the approach I'd use is put that bunch of files together inside a folder...and apply NTFS permissions to that folder/directory.
 

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May i know a software or program to hide,or password protect a folder (or a drive)if possible in winxp.something simple and free.
 

Answer:software or program to hide,or password protect a folder

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good free small password protect folder program?
 

Answer:good free small password protect folder program?

See my post here.
 

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Hi

What's the best password protect protect software for folders?

Also if the password was forgotten or lost..would there be any way to acceess the file?

Thanks.

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Answer:Protect Forever Password (Anti Password Steal) High Protection

I appreciate your work and just want to know why should I (for example) use this software instead of LastPass or Sticky Password and similar?
Thanks
 

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I want to password protect the backups on a Lenovo R500 laptop for school use and I have set up a password in R & R Advanced settings - but when I try to backup or restore again it never prompts me for a password. At what point should the password prompt be triggered? How can I trigger it? This is fairly urgent as I have a whole batch of machines which I need to set up to the same profile.

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Question: password protect

There is about four people that use my computer in my office and I have a couple of folders with sensitive information that I dont want anyone to see. Is there any software out there that will protect individual folders with passwords.

Thank
 

Answer:password protect

I use <A HREF="http://www.handybits.com/easycrypto.htm">Handybits EasyCrypto Deluxe </A> which is freeware, and does a perfect job.

Greetz,
 

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Question: Password protect??

Is there a way to password protect a folder that I created on my :C drive?

Thank you,

Ron
 

Answer:Password protect??

Depends on what program you are using to make said file.
 

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It's really important that I backup some information on my harddrive, and so burning some cds is the ideal thing to do.

The main reason that I'm backing up is in case my computer would get stolen. I

'm looking for some basic password-protection or something like that. Nothing complicated, I'm not trying to hide secrets from the government, or something such that would require really heavy encryption. Just something to prevent, the average Joe to stick in my cd and see all the files.
Thanks
 

Answer:How can I password protect a cd?

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Question: PASSWORD PROTECT

Hi there.I was wondering if there was any way to put a lock or password on certain files on a computer so no-one else can access them?

Answer:PASSWORD PROTECT

click here - this will password protect files.

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i have been asked to do the above, any ideas how to carry this out simply?cheers.johnny.

Answer:win 2k password protect pc?

n e 1?johnny.

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Would appreciate it if you would tell me how to set up a password protection for IE. Many thanks.

Answer:How to password protect IE

I am also interested in knowing how to password protect IE. Thanks

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Hello there does anyone know of any USB security softwares. Ive tried folder lock and password protect. But thats not the kind of thing im looking for...where can i get something like u3
-thanks

Answer:USB Password protect?

Anybody?

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Running XP Home. What is the easiest application to limit or deny access to certain folders

Answer:Protect With Password

Couldn't you use the Administration method to lock them?Other than that, I know that there are alot of FREE programs that will lock your folders for you, and there are some that will simply make them invisible, where no one can see them at all.But I'm guessing that you should be able to do it right now, if you have Administration rights on the computer.

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Question: Password protect

Is there any way to password protect my outlook express? I want to be able to open it and not be scared that someone here will go through my files... So what i'm wanting to do is make it to where it won't open or it will close if you don't have the correct passowrd.
 

Answer:Password protect

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Question: Password protect?

Hey guys, I have a problem. The guys I work with are usually here before I come to work and here after I leave (sometimes) and they usually use mine and my co-workers computer for who knows what.

For the past two weeks or so, when I come in my computer has error messages on it and the whole system has been acting strangely. I've been randomly getting kicked out of QBs, have had problems opening folders because I dont have access to the network when I had just opened them one minute ago, I also just found out the same thing has been happening to my co-workers computer as well.

I know there is a way you can make is so you have to put in a password when it comes off the screensaver but how? Is there another solution? I just dont want them to have access to our pc's anymore because they havent the faintest ideas about anything computer related and I'd really hate to come in to a broken one rolleyes

Thanks.
 

Answer:Password protect?

Hi, if the computer needs to stay on then to simply password protect after the screensaver is quite simple. Go to control panel, click display, then the screensaver tab, next to the list of available screensavers is the check button you require. I'm new to all this but I think that will sort it out.

Regards Marsh
 

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I have been looking in the settings for a way to put a password on the internet that doesn't ask me to supply a password at every site. How can I do this.
 

Answer:Password protect IE

If you are saying , every time you go back to a site you have already set a password & it reasks you , the info below may help .

If it is not that , I can't help .

http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article04-004

http://www.windows-help.net/windows98/ie50-08.shtml

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http://www.pcmag.com/article/0,2997,s=1478&a=23587,00.asp

Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 5 or later) has an AutoComplete feature that helps you
fill in Web-based forms. If the feature is enabled, each time you submit data in a form, the
information is encrypted and stored on your local machine. The next time you encounter a form
field with the same internal field name, IE tries to complete that field automatically. As
soon as you type a letter that matches the beginning of any recorded value for that field, IE
displays a list of possible values from which you can choose. To see all saved values, you
press the Down Arrow.

The Internet Options applet in Control Panel lets you turn AutoComplete on and off and clear
all its recorded data. It doesn't, however, let you clear form fields selectively or view the
stored data. This issue's utility, AutoWhat? 2, fills the gap. With AutoWhat? 2, you can view
what's stored for each input field name, delete incorrect values, and preload the system with
additional values.

AutoWhat? was originally released as a PC Magazine Extra utility in November 1999.... Read more

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I want to know how I can password protect IE7 so that anytime the IE app is called to load, it will ask for a password. Correct password = internet access, incorrect password = no internet access. There are no Windows users setup except for Admin (and I would rather not do that either), so protecting folders etc. with that is not an option.

I have looked extensively for a 3rd party app or add-on, but cannot find anything. Strange, as I would think this would be something that many people/families would like. Just something simple to block IE only. Freeware would be nice, too.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:How to password protect IE?

Hello

This is very simple and can be done inside IE itself.

Password protect Internet Explorer 7Open up Internet Explorer
Click Tools
Click Internet Options
Click on the tab Content
Underneath 'Content Advisor', Click Enable
Then click on the tab General
Under 'Supervisor Password click Create
Make you password then click Ok.
Then Apply and finally Ok

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Question: Password Protect

Hi,

I believe this is my first post here, so I guess I new.

I'm curious to know, if a utility, third party software or anything that would accomplish, prompting for a password before any download takes place (mainly from the Internet) exists? Multiple people use my PC at any given time, and I want to know what goes on here. I don't want someone accessing a game site or something, where they have to install a plug in or what not. I just went through hell with my core duo running like an 8088. Not to say it came from that, I don't know, but if I can rule that out the better. I've seen programs that will password protect files/folder, but I need to prevent downloads, and creating an administrator account seperately, did not seem to work as I thought it was suppose to.

Any help or information would be greatly appreciated,

Thanks

StuCazz :wave:
 

Answer:Password Protect

Any internet usage means some kind of downloading. When you open a webpage, a bunch of images and text is downloaded. There is no way for any program to tell the difference.

You may want to give the untrusted users very low privileges (down to guest level even) and allow them to use only the safer browsers like Opera or Firefox.


Maybe describe the situation a bit more. What kind of people are these and what are they using the computer for?
 

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Question: Password Protect

I use a pc at work which has multiple users. My problem is i have certain files in folders that are very personal and i want people from browsing them on the days i am off work, as there is someone on my PC that day.

We have XP Home with SP2 on it

Does anyone know any good programes that can do this well and is user friendly, free perhaps?

Answer:Password Protect

when you sign in as yourself, put it all in your documents folder...

then, sign in as someone else, and make sure, but they shouldnt be able to see that stuff...

or, you can zip the files with a password.

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I would like to password protect my CD's. Does anyone know a good freeware that would allow me to do this. Thanks!

Answer:Password Protect CD's

Truecrypt click here

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I have a PDF File that I created from QuickBooks. It contains sensitive information so I need to protect it to email it. I didn't get the option to set a password when creating, and can't find a way to change it now. Does anyone have a solution for this?
 

Answer:Password protect PDF?

Not a direct solution, but you could use something like WinZip (fully-functional evaluation copy available) which offers password protection.
 

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Question: Password Protect

Hi All,

Is there any way i can password protect my folder and files in Windows Xp sp 2. Other then using any third party software.

Thanks !
Biju A K
 

Answer:Password Protect

bijulight said:

Hi All,

Is there any way i can password protect my folder and files in Windows Xp sp 2. Other then using any third party software.

Thanks !
Biju A KClick to expand...

Only When u have problems Life moves on.......
 

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Hi, I hope this is in the right section.

I would like to be able to password protect my son from downloading stuff off the Internet or removing something from the computer. I want him to be required to enter a password. Is there any way of doing this? I am using Windows 7 x64 HP computer. Thanks.

Answer:How to password protect

Greetings and welcome to Seven Fourms. Try these:

This one may be exaclty what you're looking for User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings This will augment that one UAC - Require a Password for Administrator
And a couple of others:
Parental Controls - Allow or Block Specific Programs
Internet Explorer Content Advisor - Allow or Block Unrated Websites

Hopefully they'll help you.

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i would like to secure my second installed hard drive. how can i block people from accessing it? i'm using winxp. any suggestions? thanx.
 

Answer:possible to password-protect my second HDD?

XP-Home or XP-Pro? With Pro, all you have to do is only allow your account to access the drive, and other accesses will be blocked.
 

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Question: Password protect

Could someone tell me how i can password protect individual folders please. Thanks all

Answer:Password protect

You could try Windows Guard click here

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Question: password protect

I have a seagate external drive is there a way to password protect the drive or place a logon feature just in case it ends up in the wrong hands
 

Answer:password protect

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Check out this freeware, buggabear.

StorageCrypt v2.0.1





Encrypt and password protect second hard drive , external hard drive , flash memory disk...StorageCrypt allows you to encrypt and password protect removable and fixed drives, including USB drives, Memory Sticks, Flash cards , PCMCIA drives and more . It uses 128 bit AES encryption for maximum security and does not store the password on the removable device. Once encrypted, the removable drive can not be opened on any computer . StorageCrypt can work on public partition . You may take it to anywhere on the fly without the software installed on each machine .Click to expand...

dr.m :major
 

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Hi,
Im after a piece of software which will allow me to password protect my HDD and USB flash drive,any suggestions please?
Thanks

Answer:password protect HDD

T r u e C r y p t Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux

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Anybody know a way to password protect internet explorer? in otherwords, block access to web surfing on the internet. maybe via permissions or some sort of software tool? specifically for xp, but also 2000 and 98
thanks
 

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Question: password protect

How do I protect my HD or folders with a password, I have Windows XP.

Answer:password protect

set to NTFS then configure uses access or if shared set premissions in the folder option. You can also setup a bios password so that on boot before even getting past post it asks for a password.

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Hello Friends,
How do I password protect my files and folders in Windows? I would appreciate it if you could help with this problem so I could make full use of my computer.

Thanks,
James
 

Answer:How do I Protect password

Encryption is the way to protect data from snooping eyes. I use the free TrueCrypt.
 

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First of all I'm using iis under WinXP, with active perl installed, and using frontpage to create web pages.

Question:
How can I protect certain pages within the web site with a password? Prompt user to enter password to view contents of protected page(s).

Thank You
 

Answer:Password Protect.....

In IIS open the properties sheet for the folder or file you want to be secured and go to the Directory Security tab. Under the Anon Access and Authentication click the edit button and check the challenge response check box. If there is a user account and password set up they should be able to access the folder when challenged.
 

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Question: Password Protect??

Is there a free program that will require a password before the computer will boot to windows?? Thanks
 

Answer:Password Protect??

you can use tweak ui to do that. website below.

http://www.download.com/Tweak-UI/3000-2341_4-2830963.html?tag=lst-0-1
 

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How can I encrypt my HDD so that it has a password, I also want to make it as hard as possible to decrypt. What would be the best way to go about doing this?

Answer:Password Protect HDD

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Internal Data Hard Drives - Turn On or Off

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I would like to stop my son from loading programs on my computer. I don't want to stop him from doing anything else though.Using win98se.Thanks in advanceTopdraw

Answer:Help please (password protect)

Win98 wasn't build with the idea to provide a reasonable level of Security, I would recommend you to upgrade to a OS that has built-in Security measures.

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Right click on the desktop and one of the options you will get is properties. Is there any way to password protect properties?
 

Answer:Password protect???

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Question: password protect

When I got my computer some years back,I remember having to type in a password and my name (I think) to open Windows or to just enter the computer. I was thinking that you could do something to get rid of the sign in box and I did. So when i turn it on it starts up Windows.
Is there a password protection at startup I can install to prevent prying eyes from getting into my computer?
 

Answer:password protect

There is a BIOS password you can set that will not allow the system to boot up until the password is entered, so it won;t even go into Windows.

You do this by entering the Startup when your system is just starting to boot up. Usually you will see something along the lines of Pres F1 to enter Setup or maybe it'll be Delete, or something else. In the BIOS setup, you will be able to find the Security section that will allow you to enable the password, and set what the password is.

One word of warning though, don;t lose that password!!
 

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Question: Password protect?

Using XP Pro I am going to create a new folder on my desktop. I would like to password protect the new folder. Is there anyway to do this? All help appreciated.
 

Answer:Password protect?

Check this out
 

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Question: password protect

I have used a screensaver and i set that when the screensaver comes on, and someone tries to access the comp, you have to enter the password. Now, usually, this would show the start up screen and show the computer's name, and then ask for the pass.

the screensaver reset itself a few weeks ago and i thought nothing of it, no one is around my comp anymore to neccessatate it being password protected. I did however, want a screensaver and i also wanted the monitor to shut off after x amount of time.

So today, I set the same screensaver and i set the power off function, then i took a nap for two hours. I wake up and see this new window in the screen, now the monitor should have shut off an hour ago, and i have never seen this window before. the window said that the comp was locked and that only an admin could unlock it, but it wasn't a startup screen and it didn't show my computer's name like i had set it. i tried to just click okay but it was really locked, so i typed my password and got in and now i'm writing this to ask why the new window popped up and not the startup screen like always and to ask why it doesnt show the real computer name i set it too now?

I have had a rash of trojan viruses too, like two a day, could this maybe change some settings or something that i don't know about? when i do get a virus, i immediately update and do a full scan and get rid of it.

Answer:password protect

My guess is that you're noticing the difference between the welcome screen and the older windows default logon.

Try going into control panel -> user accounts -> change the way users logon -> uncheck the wecome screen box.

If you post a pic of the new screen when you're trying to get back into windows we might be able to help a bit more.

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OK......i searched the forum but i cant get........

so.......

How can i password prtect my CD's when i creat them through CD writer ?

Surely it can be done......as Game CD's require Key to let us use them...........more over i had a CD that asks for passwor in a InputBox after
inserting it to CD-ROM Drive....

Thanx.
 

Answer:How To Password Protect A Cd-rom ??

dip14 said:



OK......i searched the forum but i cant get........

so.......

How can i password prtect my CD's when i creat them through CD writer ?

Surely it can be done......as Game CD's require Key to let us use them...........more over i had a CD that asks for passwor in a InputBox after
inserting it to CD-ROM Drive....

Thanx. Click to expand...

I do not want to give any links since most seemed to be crack/hack related but go ahead and open www.google.com and type copykiller that utility seems to be for that purpose....
 

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Question: Password protect

Dose any one know of a free program that will password protect a folder.

Answer:Password protect

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000705.htmhave a readunlovedwarrior

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Question: Password Protect

I have a new laptop with Win8 on it and because of where I take it to I would like to protect it with a password in case it gets stolen. How do I set it up so when I turn it on I need to enter a password to allow it to boot up or get into it once it's booted up?
Thanks for your help.
 

Answer:Password Protect

How to Secure Your Computer With a BIOS or UEFI Password discusses several risks and security measures.
 

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Hi,I was just wondering if anyone could recommend any good programs that would allow internet explorer to be password protected. It would be helpful if they only had to enter a password once per session rather then enter it everytime they clicked onto a different site.The computer is connected to the school network, windows 98,I.E explorer 5.Thanks.

Answer:Password protect I.E?

not too sure about this cos i havent used them but i seem to recall the hype about Cyberstitter and Net Nanny being able to provide this.i did try cybersitter but i didnt need to password protect so cant comment.both the programs will reduce the amount of surfing available (in the aim of protecting kids from the internet)as far as i know both are available as a trial or demoGood Luck

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Question: Password Protect

Can you password protect directories in vista?

Answer:Password Protect

Originally Posted by jdmarsh2g


Can you password protect directories in vista?




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Hi there i am self employed and i have alot of sales records on my pc that id like to keep so i burned them all to a data dvd, but id like to keep them private, is there anyway to password protect the dvd so no one can acces it without the password. Any help would really be appreciated.

Answer:password protect a cd or dvd????

I would never entrust valuable data to a single DVD - or any DVD for that matter.I keep at least two copies of all my business data and records on hard drives in a safe - a secure steel box with a combination lock.

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I wanted to know if there was a way to protect an entire CD worth of data with a single password. I have a large collection of Word documents I want to archive, and I don't want anyone to be able to read them if I lost the CD, or if I died. I'm hoping I don't have to re-save every single Word document with a password individually.
 

Answer:can you password-protect a whole CD?

not that i know of, but use a password protected zip of all them and just put the zip on the cd might work.
 

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there are a couple of files and folders and documents that Id like to protect. I know I can change the permission to just admin but sometimes I leave my rig running and Id like to know that these files cant be accessed while Im away.
any suggestions? Id like just to have to enter a password before said files are opened

Answer:Is there a way to password protect a file?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Tideripper


there are a couple of files and folders and documents that Id like to protect. I know I can change the permission to just admin but sometimes I leave my rig running and Id like to know that these files cant be accessed while Im away.
any suggestions? Id like just to have to enter a password before said files are opened


Hi and welcome

An asy way is to use one of the 3rd party apps. There are quite a few. This is one that is easy to use and free. Password Protect Files
Good Luck

Ken

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Hi, I have a quick question. My boss just set up a new office, there are 3 computers there on a network, 2 running Vista, 1 running XP. The office next to ours has a T3 connection and my boss purchases his internet connection through them because its cheaper than the cable connection. However, he is worried that they have too much access to our systems. All of our shared files are in the Public Folder, which is something I have grown to hate in Vista. Anyway, I was wondering if there is anyway to password protect the shared files on our systems. Can you do this through Vista or would we have to purchase 3rd party software.

Thanks
 

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Hey guys I was just curious to know if there was a way to make a folder on your harddrive password protected.  For example I have a folder on my desktop with a bunch of sub folders I wanted to password protect the main folder.  I am not even sure if there is a way of doing this or not.  I really dont want to make windows login accounts I dont like those.  Any help would be great or if there is 3rd party software that can do this task?  Thanks-Chris

Answer:Password Protect a Folder?

It would be helpful to know which flavor of Windows you are running...

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Hi there is there anyway to unprotect a protected track? My friend has sent me a protected track that they purchased, but now I cant play it. Would I get rid of it if i re-encoded it?

Answer:Itunes password protect

Why do you want to 'unprotect' the track and how was it sent to you?

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Situation: Users want to be able to password protect a personal folder of theirs on the network shared drive.

1. No domain
2. Multiple users on one account (User)
3. Running XP
4. Will be accessed via workstations setup for the users

Our best solution is to zip the folder and have the user or us set a password for it. I just thought I'd check here to see if you guys had any bright ideas.

If you need any more information please don't hesitate to ask.

Thanks,

Clint
 

Answer:[XP] Password Protect Folders

As much as i'm against users encrypting folders you can use truecrypt for the local PC's

You should never allow users to encrypt network share files. that just my standard.

I do still have a copy of MS personal folder that works really well
 

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hi there and sorry for my silly question, i'm quite of a newbie when it comes to software related problems.. but here goes..

how do i password protect everything on my pc? what i want to is everytime someone wants to change, delete, move and etc something, i want it that my pc would ask them for an administrator password.. is this possible?

thanks,,

Answer:password protect all of my stuff?

Hello kfc4vr

It is not a silly question you ask.
The only silly question is the one you don't ask...

See if our Tutorial below is what you are looking for.
Read through it carefully please.
UAC - Require a Password for Administrator

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I have a thread but don't see where I can post a new thread.
I have just had email and password stolen, I can not access old email
so I had to get a new email and password, whomever stole it sent a
worm to everyone on my contact list, my QUESTION is,
HOW CAN ANYONE STEAL your password?

Answer:Password protect email

Quote:





Originally Posted by Athen


There are 2 ways that you can Password Protect a Folder.

#1: If the Folder is Zipped, you can add a Password to it. Double-Click and open the Zip File. Select File in the Menu Bar and click "Add Password". Type in your selected Password in the Password Box, Confirm it, then click OK.

To access this File, the user must type in the correct password.

#2: Right-Click the folder that you would like to password protect or make private and select properties. Select the Sharing Tab and check Make this Folder Private. Click Apply. You will then be prompt to a box asking you to assign a password. Type in a Passoword and Confirm it.

Hope this is what your looking for...

-Athen




I WANT to protect my email account. Thank you for the information
although to me, it was technical lol. How would I go about protecting
my email account so that it cannot be stolen again.

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Is there a way to password protect a folder i.e. your pictures folder.
For windows 7 ofc ^^

Answer:Hello, is there a way to password protect a folder?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by z1llverdusttt


Is there a way to password protect a folder i.e. your pictures folder.
For windows 7 ofc ^^


I think you can do that with such softwares, TrueCrypt, MyWinlocker...FolderLocker, DirLock...

But you can aswell set to private all the folder in C:\Users\your Name\

Right click the user name you want, then "Share With"=>"Not Sharing"...it will make the all username private.

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I am trying to figure out how to password protect some work folders on my laptop that my girlfriend uses sometimes. She likes to snoop around and would rather not have her looking at my work documents.

I tried to follow this guide but it doesn't seem to be working:

How To Password Protect a Folder in Windows 10

Answer:Password Protect Folders

One alternative you can do with best-safety is password-protect ZIP files using 7-zip; include those ZIPs with your routine backups onto external media. There are a few 3rd party utilities that report to be able to password a folder, I do not know what they are because I have never done that.

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I'm moving home soon and know that my brother will want to use my laptop to play CM4, which I don't mind. The thing is I have a folder which has documents, files etc that I don't want him to see. Is it possiable to password protect the folder so if he tries to look in it through either explorer or when trying to open them through a program he is asked for a password ??The O/S is XP Home.

Answer:Can you password protect a folder ???

could try this free trial click here

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My sister works for the government and sometimes brings work home with her. Is there a way in win xp to password protect files she may save on her computer so prying eyes can't access them. Thanks in advance for any info.

Answer:How do you password protect files

XP Pro has a built in encryption capability but it is not available in XP Home. Go here for steps on how to encrypt files http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;307877 .

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Most AV products have the ability to password protect the settings but does it add any security?  I'm not worried about another person physically accessing my computer so is it really worth my time?

Answer:Should I password protect my antivirus?

Well since some viruses completely disable AV programs from running, I doubt a password would help unless it has to go though the password first and then hit the AV product. But overall, it's really your call. Your computer, your choices.

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I just need to know how to password protect a folder in xp pro.
 

Answer:Password Protect Folder

This should help:
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000705.htm
 

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Hi!

I'm running XP home SP3.

I've got two external HDD's which I would like to password protect... can anyone recommend any free software to do this?

Also is it possible to password protect the HDD and be able to use it on multiple pc's? ie Home, laptop and work systems.

Kind regards,

David.
 

Answer:How do I password protect my external HDD's ??

Your best option is an encrypted volume.
http://www.truecrypt.org/
 

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How can I set up Outlook so that you have to enter a password to open the program from the desktop icon?

Answer:Password Protect Outlook

Have a look here:click here

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Does anyone know of a way to hide an app from the app list or maybe password protect an app so you have to enter a password before the app launches?

Answer:Is there a way to hide or password protect an app?

Originally Posted by GrandSpartan117 Does anyone know of a way to hide an app from the app list or maybe password protect an app so you have to enter a password before the app launches? there are a few apps which provide a password protection, but only to start menu , anyone could easily slide to app list and access any app :)
so no there aren't any apps , :)

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I need to allow coworkers to view and print files but not modify or delete them. What free program can I use for this?
 

Answer:How to password protect files

Hmmm don't know of anything free.

Share it out on a drive and set share permissions to read-only. But they'd still be able to save a copy and modify that, etc.

Use Office 2003 & Document Management / Rights crap.

Make the file a PDF.
 

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I was wondering if there is a way to do that.

Say i have c:/Program Files/Test

How do i change so it is necessary to enter a password to see the contents of the directory.

Some of you might say create a new account on XP and put the stuff in "My Files" directory, but tahts not what i want.

Answer:password protect directories

make up your mind, do you want to enable password protection or just want to be lazy with the security? you can't have both, thats contradictory. here's how:

http://www.techist.com/showthread.ph...vanced+sharing

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Is it possible to password protect folders?
Like is there a program that makes it so you have to enter a password to a folder or something?
Just wondering...
 

Answer:Is it possible to password protect folders?

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hi, i'm running win xp (home)and have a folder i wish to password protect. the folder is on my E:\ drive which is set to fat32 not ntfs, could anyone tell me of a program i can download to protect the folder. cheers

Answer:password protect folders

Here is a few encryption programs, there are one or two that seem to be able to encrypt folders as well as files:click here

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I want to password protect certain folders on my PC and external hard drives. Do you guys know of a free application that will do this?
I am using XP home. I know I can create another user but thats not an option.
Thanks
 

Answer:password protect folders on XP

Check this Thread... http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=74466&highlight=folders It was recently discussed.
 

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Can anyone tell me how to password protect a file?
 

Answer:Can anyone tell me how to password protect a file?

Link to some info as it would take a while to type many various ways to protect files as it varies from OS to OS etc

Click me to password protection heaven or how to password a file 101
 

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I know someone better at computers then me is disabling password protect on the screen saver.I have it set for 2 minutes.Sometimes i come home and my computer is not locked out.Any Thoughts???I just deleted my guest account which has restricted priv.
 

Answer:WINXP Password Protect

try this program...it works great and keeps log's of what time/date anyone tries to enter your system...The program is $20.00 to buy but you can get trial from here:
http://www.soft32.com/download_9011.html

here is their homepage page with screen shot of program: http://www.softfolder.com/password_protected_lock.html

until you learn to use the program well...I suggest staying out of the 'ADMIN" TAB...I actually just left everything in the admin tab at default settings

I found this program 3 years ago and have been using it since and it is nice because no one can access my pc while Im not home, and if they for some reason tried, it is logged in log file...worth the $20.00...I paid almost 3 years ago
 

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I can control access to folders on my home network. However at work (Windows NT/2000), apart from having our own private space and also shared drives for sub departments we also have a shared drive which can be acccessed by everyone. Is it possible to password protect a folder on this shared drive, in order to restrict access.My feeling is that this will be possible but I'moff now until Monday(so can't try it) and it would be really useful to know before then.ThanksRuss

Answer:Password protect folder

click here for fine crypt:FineCryptLast week a TuDogs subscriber asked me for a way to prevent his children from accessing sensitive files on his PC. This is the third such request I have received recently so I'm mentioning this excellent software again. FineCrypt allowsyou to create encrypted self-extracting archives which may be decrypted without the program. Encrypt files, directories and whole directory trees using a password or a key. You canselect any of 10 encryption algorithms and any of the four encryption modes. The program includes a key manager, the ability to display file statistics, a permanent file wiping function, and integration with the Windows shell. There aremore than three million users of this effective encryption software. Windows 95/98/2000/NT/Me/XP. 3.388MB. Free, but some functions limited in the free version. Found at click here

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How to password protect files??HelloI have been trying to find a way to lock files so you can only open them with a password.XP does not let you do this but I'm aware there are utilities out there that can do it.I wonder if anyone could point me in the right direction and let me know if there is any free downloadable software that people have experience of using.Thanks.

Answer:How to password protect files??

I can recommend AxCrypy click here

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how do I password protect a folder in xp?
 

Answer:how do I password protect a folder in xp?

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Is it possible to password-protect a folder or a briefcase? If so, how is it done?
 

Answer:How do you password-protect a folder?

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Is there a way to password protect a folder in windows XP?

Answer:[SOLVED] Password Protect

I think you can do it with XP pro, not too sure. Best to wait till someone clears that one up.

There are many programs out there that will do the job you are wanting to achieve.

Is this a compressed folder??

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how do you password protect a folder so others cant get into it?thankyou Lee

Answer:how do you password protect a folder

Assuming XPJust create the folder and move it into a compressed (zipped) folder. Open this zipped folder and click file, add a password and away you go.

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If any body can help me, I want to password protect my folders in Winxp without using any software. I use USB Flash drives alot so I dont want to leave myd ata un secure on the USB drive. And if there is no way to implement password with win xp, then if you can please let me know of any free sofwtare that does the job.
 

Answer:Password Protect Folders

Password Protection by Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows XP/ Windows Smart Display

You cannot password protect individual folders in XP. You restrict access by assigning permissions to drives, folders and files.

To do this, you must be running NTFS as your file system on the drive in question. If your hard disk/partition is not NTFS you will need to convert it. To do this, open a Command Prompt window and enter the following command:

CONVERT X: /FS:NTFS

Where X: is the drive letter you wish to convert. You may also want to see http://www.aumha.org/a/ntfscvt.htm
to ensure that you're getting the optimal conversion.

After this step is completed and you've rebooted the computer, if necessary:

XP PRO: In Windows Explorer, go to Tools, Folder Options, View and uncheck Use Simple File Sharing. Now, when you right click on a drive, folder or file (on an NTFS partition) and select Properties, you'll see a Security tab. Here you can assign or deny permissions based on user name or user group membership.

XP Home: By default, you can only make files and folders under My Documents "private". This is done by right clicking a folder or file and selecting Properties, Sharing. To change the permissions on other folders, you need to boot the computer to Safe Mode and log in on the built in Administrator account. In this mode, you'll see the Security tab in Properties, and you can assign permissions based on user name or group membership.

How Do I Get the Security... Read more

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I hope someone can help.....I cannot seem to find the setting to get my laptop to ask for a password upon booting! Ive looked in the accounts setting and cant find anything. The nearest I have found is under the accounts/sign-in options/require sign in but I only have the option to choose 'never' or 'when pc wakes from sleep'.

Answer:how to password protect on bootup

Hello Rud, and welcome to Ten Forums.

If all accounts have a password added to them, then you should be required to sign in at startup by default unless you used the tutorial below to set Windows to automatically sign in to an account at startup.

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

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