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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'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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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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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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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.
 

Answer:Password Protect a Single Program?

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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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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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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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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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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??

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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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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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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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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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 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?

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?

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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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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

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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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

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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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Question: Password Protect

Can you password protect directories in vista?

Answer:Password Protect

Originally Posted by jdmarsh2g


Can you password protect directories in vista?




KDT Password Protect Files - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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is this possible to do in windows xp?
im tryin to password protect a couple of folders

t.i.a.
 

Answer:Password protect folders?

I use this Link you can get it at pcworld and its free and the good part is that the program allows you to store the password either on your machines hard drive or in your head let's see annyone hack into someones head only the goverment can do that.

Cryptext

Sometimes you'd just rather not share your files with anyone. Install this freeware, right-click on any file, and encrypt it using a 160-bit key. It uses a combination of SHA-1 and RC4 cryptographic algorithms to encrypt files, and generates a value to ensure that no two files are encrypted with the same keystream. This shell extension is available in English, French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese versions.
 

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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 am trying to find a program that allows me to password protect my folders.

It's not that simple, however. I need one that will be perfect to my preferences. I need a program that will simply put a password on an entire folder to block the unauthorized from entering. I DO NOT want a program that moves the folder. Also, I do not want it to compress and hide or lock or whatever. I just want to find a program that acts like a chastity belt on my folders... Put in a key and it's ready to go.

This may sound easy to find, but I have yet to find the software. I would like it to be freeware and usable on Windows 2000.

If anyone can direct me to the software I described, please do. Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Password Protect

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I hope this is a good/right section for this, it could fit in several. Anyway, I have a WD 2500 external HDD, that I am using to store backups. I have it formatted into three partitions, all Fat32, as I run both windows and Linux. A while back I started to do something, with the HDD, and I don't remember how/why now, but I managed to format the entire drive, losing everything, a lot was un-replaceable. So I have repartitioned, and started my backups. I want to put a lock of some sort on each partition separately, or the drive as a whole, so that not only is it encrypted (which I can find plenty of resources), but also so that nothing can be deleted/formatted without a password, so I don't make the same mistake again. This way it will at least slow me down long enough that I have time to think about what I'm doing, and realize I need to stop

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to accomplish this? I have tried right-clicking on partition, and going to properties, I can password protect each file separably, but not the drive or partition as a whole. I googled it, and found plenty of partition/drive encryption, but they will not stop a format. I found a lot of ways to format/delete partitions/drives that are password protected, but nothing to do the protecting.

Thanks Guys/Girls

Answer:Need to password protect external HDD

See if File Secure Free would help. You can password protect external hard drives or USB flash drives by plugging it in, choosing the drive and clicking a "lock" button to enter a password which then locks the drive. To unlock the drive, you'd again select it, enter the password, and then click the "unlock" button.

File Secure Free guide

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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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Does anyone know how I can password protect certain subdirectories in Outlook Express, i.e not "inbox" but "personal". I have message rules for most incoming mail so I would like to password protect the emails that go straight into my personal directory. Is this possible??

Thanks.
 

Answer:Password Protect Email

Hiya

You can create new identies and password protect them:

From Outlook Express, click the File menu.
Click Identities, and then select Add New Identity.
Enter the name of the additional user (e.g. John Doe).
Optional: If you want to password protect this additional name, check the box labeled "Ask me for a password when I start" and enter the password and click OK

Note: Enter a password that you can remember, otherwise you will not be able to use that Identity or even delete it.

When you click on OK, it will ask you Do you want to switch to <identity> now? where <identity> is the name you chose for additional user (e.g. John Doe).
Click No and choose from the list of Identity names that has priority and click on Make Default. This will be the default Identity Outlook Express will use.
Choose a name for the Start Up Using feature. This will be the Identity Outlook Express will launch with (preferably the one set to default).

Or are you after just the one identity with password protected files?

Regards

eddie
 

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I need to password protect a folder and even possibly hide it from being scanned by my firewall and exclude it from being searched.

No, it isnt filled with hacking tools. It has some ADULT material in it that i do not want others to get their hands on. I'm 18, but i would still like to keep my ''collection'' a secret. I need to AT LEAST password protect it.
 

Answer:Password protect a folder?

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Can I password protect a folder in XP? If so how?
 

Answer:Password Protect a Folder

here's a free tool from Microsoft to protect folders.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Lockdown/Microsoft-Private-Folder.shtml
 

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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'm interested in knowing how to encrypt or password protect my files I've tried folder lock but it has a limate to how much you can store encrypted/password protected files. I find this to be a problem with many encryption/password protected files is there a free one with no limatations and also what do you use for protecting your files.

Answer:Password Protect Files

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro...y/cryptfs.mspx

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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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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 have a password protected pdf doc,it is very useful for protecting.But here is a problem puzzle me for long time.
Here is the pro:I can?t print, copy or edit the content of an encrypted PDF file.
Any help???

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I have copied some personal files to a portable HD. I now want to password protect the folders. Is there a way to do this after the fact?

I have Win7 Home Premium. The drive is FAT32.

Thanks

Answer:Password Protect Folders

Lots of 3rd party tools out there for this job but why would you......?

When its this simple; How to Password Protect Folders in an External Hard Drive | eHow

Hope it helps.

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Hi

Can anyone recommend any user-friendly free software that password protects folders in Vista.

Many thanks

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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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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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I have to give my laptop for servicing so how to protect my data with password that prevents unauthorized access even it boot OS is used .

Answer:How to protect the whole partition with password?

Encrypt your files, depending on the number and size, it might take a few hours.

To encrypt files - AxCrypt | File Encryption Software

To encrypt folders/partition - https://veracrypt.codeplex.com

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I have a password protected pdf doc,it is very useful for protecting.But here is a problem puzzle me for long time.
Here is the pro:I cant print, copy or edit the content of an encrypted PDF file.
Any help???
 

Answer:How to remove password protect from pdf

If this is a password problem we cant offer any kind of assistance per the forum rules as we dont know the intent involved.
 

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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 there a way of doing this so noone else can use it but me?
 

Answer:Password protect Opera?

Yes, but you probably already know how. Use your own password protected user account on your os. Then, while logged into your account, install Opera to some directory that only you have access to.

On WinXP for example, you could install Opera 8.50 to "c:\documents and settings\<your user name>\Opera 8.50 Final".

In Opera itself, you can password protect certficates, and wand and email logins, but that won't stop people from using Opera.

You could also remove rights from the opera executable so that you are the only one that can run it. In WinXP, you could right-click on opera.exe->security tab and change the rights.

You might have to go to mycomputer->tools->folder options->view and uncheck simple file sharing first.

You could probable use 3rd party apps too.

This all depends on what OS you're using.
 

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Using Excel 2003 Windows XP

How can I protect my VBA project with a password that keeps the project safe from password crack software?
 

Answer:Protect Excel Vba Password

Hello there,

There is no such password. Excel is not very secure. With the right knowledge and tools, your toughest passwords will be stripped away in minutes or even seconds. Excel, nor any Office application, should ever be thought of as secure.

What exactly are you doing here?
 

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Does anyone know how to password protect the default file share on WinXP. I would like to have the person login when trying to acces the files on my share.

Thanks

Answer:Password protect fileshare

To share a drive or folder on the network
Open Windows Explorer, and then locate the drive or folder you want to share.
Right-click the drive or folder, and then click Sharing and Security.
If you are sharing a drive, on the Sharing tab, click If you understand the risk but still want to share the root of the drive, click here.
If you are sharing a folder, go to the next step.
Do one of the following:
If the Share this folder on the network check box is available, select the check box.
If the Share this folder on the network check box is not available, this computer is not on a network. If you would like to set up a home or small office network, click the Network Setup Wizard link and follow the instructions to turn on file sharing. Once file sharing is enabled, begin this procedure again.

Notes:
To open Windows Explorer, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Windows Explorer.
When you share a drive or folder, anyone who has user access to the network can read the contents of that drive or folder. If you want to remove the drive or folder from the network, follow steps 1 and 2 above to get to the Sharing tab. On the Sharing tab, in Network sharing and security, clear the Share this folder on the network check box.
To allow complete access to the contents of your shared drive or folder, follow steps 1 and 2 above to get to the Sharing tab. On the Sharing tab, in Network sharing and security, select the Allow network user... Read more

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In windows ME?

Answer:How to Password Protect a file

That should read "a folder" unless it's one and the same.

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does anyone know how i would do this as im building a web site
for the use of family and freinds and would like to resrict the access of unwanted users.....
relatively simple instructions as poss please !
treat me like an idiot "ive earned it "

sorry i forgot to mention i would like to restrict access after the index page so that it will be possibble to see that right away
but then require password to accesss the rest of the site
 

Answer:can i password protect my web site ?

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I want to password protect a folder. Inside the folder I want to put an icon to start up Outlook Express. I also want to put files inside the folder.
 

Answer:Is There Any Way To Password Protect A Folder?

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Couls anyone please tell me how i can password protect individual documents such as word?

Answer:password protect documents

;-)

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haha, the title says it all. i have windows xp, and need to hide some things. can i password protect a folder?
 

Answer:any way to password protect a folder?

Do a search for IZArc35. Its free and you can password a zip folder.
 

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Hi guys, that's my question, basically Any help would be much appreciated
 

Answer:How do I password-protect a file?

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hi people
can i partially password protect my pc (op system`s win xp) what i mean is can i leave my win. media files & my pics folders for others to view/listen to?

thanks,
jezza.
 

Answer:password protect parts of pc ?

for others to view/listen to?Click to expand...

If you want others to view/listen to your files, why would you want the files password protected?
 

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Hi everybody,

I am looking for a program (single exexutable) that waits in hidden mode for a password to be typed and than starts an other program.

There should not be a dialoge identifying the password protection / telling you to type in the password.

It does not have to be very secure, but hidden!

I found something similar (Launcher by Igor Lopatin) but it shows a window asking for the password.

Answer:Password Protect Programs

So you are looking for software that uses a password to run programs on your system right? All programs you want this for?

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Hi there,

How do i password protect folders in windows xp between different user accounts? I have ticked the box under 'Properties' 'Sharing' then 'Do not share this folder' but if i log in under someone else i can still gain access to my folders?

I know it can be done with Limited User account, but can it be done if the other person has Administrator rights?

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Password Protect Folders

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Do you guys know of any software (hopefully free) that I can use to encrypt/password protect the files on my USB key? I know some of them come with this type of software, mine did not.

Thanks
 

Answer:Software To Password Protect USB Key

http://www.magic2003.net/

came up first on my google search. I cannot vouch for it as I have not used it. I used to know about a few of those kinds of programs, but I have since forgotten their titles...

Try that one out (investigate it carefully first) or do your own google search... there are tons out there...

Or wait for someone here to vouch.... but come on.. experiment!
 

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