Password protect files

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Don Davis, Nov 3, 2003.

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  1. Don Davis

    Don Davis Guest

    > I am trying to find software that will allow me to password protect files on my computer.
    > IE: I don't want people using my computer to go into My Documents File or others I don't them to see.
    > Can you help with this?
    > Thank you
    > Don Davis
  2. LowWaterMark

    LowWaterMark Administrator

    Aug 10, 2002
    New England
    Hi Don,

    I think that password protection may not accomplish what you really want. If you don't want any chance that the other people using your PC can read/look at your files then what you need to do is encrypt them. Encryption is far more secure than worrying about whether someone with physical access to your machine can bypass some kind of password security.

    Take a look in this forum section (i.e. privacy software) for encryption tools.

    Here's a good place to start: An Introduction To Freeware Encryption Tools
  3. Don Davis

    Don Davis Guest

    Thank you for your help, I will give it try, I am not the greatest computer guy so it will take time to learn :D if I have any problems will ask for help.
    Thanks again
  4. Detox

    Detox Retired Moderator

    Feb 9, 2002
    Texas, USA
    Good luck Don; hope you find what ya need.

    I'll be holding you up to the part where you said you'd ask if ya needed any help ;)
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