Password protect DVD or CD?

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  1. vei9

    vei9 Registered Member

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    I've got a whole bunch of photos that are burned to DVD and CD and I would like to password protect the entire discs. Can this be done without downloading extra programs, either in Windows or OS X?

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    Can be done with Nero Burning ROM, using the function "SecurDisc".
     
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    In my opinion the easiest method is encrypting prior to storing on a CD (saves you the trouble of propriety solutions). Do you have any compression programs currently? You can store the photos in encrypted compressed archives prior to burning them to say a DVD/CD-R. I know you do not want extra software, but I'd advise you to look at 7zip or Truecrypt for your needs with this, even if it is just as a starting point.

    I am not sure the sensitivity of the photos, however to store them properly you will need to copy them off the DVD/CD and reburn to a new one. After which you probably want to destroy the original disks.

    -EB
     
  4. vei9

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    Thanks for the quick answers guys,

    Well the sucky thing is that I have already burned several thousand pics to my DVDs this afternoon (boy that took forever) and I was hoping there was a way to protect the data on there after the fact. Like, is there a way to force entry of a password in order to even open the contents of the CD/DVD?

    Maybe there isn't and I am SOL! Haha! Oh well, they are just family photos anyway. Thanks guys.
     
  5. Taliscicero

    Taliscicero Registered Member

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    I would just encrypt the whole disk using truecrypt, that way you can put it in and open with a truecrypt password. Problem with password protecting is the disk can be read even without a password if no encryption is present.
     
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