Folder protection advice

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by hammerman, May 10, 2008.

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  1. hammerman

    hammerman Registered Member

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    Can anybody suggest a program (preferably free) that would allow me to prevent any access to files within a specified folder or it's sub-folders? Perhaps entry of a password would allow access to the folder.

    I am using Comodo D+, Threatfire, Sandboxie, Defensewall at the moment but I don't think you can achieve this with any of these. Defensewall comes the closest as it prevents access by untrusted applications to the folder. However, I want to prevent access by any application.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    You might consider TrueCrypt. When using them, they can appear as a separate mounted drive. Otherwise they are just another file on your system, that is of no value to anyone. It is free.

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    Comodo Firewall 3 has a 'My Quarantined Files' feature, but it is not configurable per program.
     
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    AxCrypt has a right click feature that you can use to encrypt a file real quick.
     
  5. hammerman

    hammerman Registered Member

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    Thanks Peter, will try this out.

    I tried this but every time I highlighted the protected folder in Explorer, Comodo seemed to keep accessing the harddrive for about 30secs (see attached Process Explorer traces). Although it functioned the way I wanted, I couldn't put up with that hard drive activity.
     

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