Possibility to lock a program folder?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Caratacus, Feb 11, 2005.

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  1. Caratacus

    Caratacus Registered Member

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    Can anyone recommend a password-locked-folder program that will prevent other users from getting into the folder of Program "X" (in this case SpyBuddy which has to start with WindowsXP startup and then monitor a kid's use of the computer) but still allows Program "X" to run normally?

    The idea is that though the kid knows that the program is on the machine & supervising him he can't get into the folder and uninstall it etc. Hopefully there is a folder lock program that will prevent such access but still allow the monitorinf prog to function normally.
     
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  3. Caratacus

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    Thanks SouthCat!

    But - will Windows still be able to access and run automatically programs in a locked folder?
     
  4. lockdown

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    What about Winguard Pro? It sounds like it might be what your looking for and there is a free version available too. ;) http://www.winguardpro.com
     
  5. Caratacus

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    Thanks Lockdown but again that does not allow me to lock a folder with a program in it that I want to run automatically at Windows startup, yet at the same time be inaccessible to terrorist children via My Computer or Windows Explorer. Still, it's a handy prog and it DOES allow me to password protect Add/Remove Programs.
     
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    Hello Caratacus. Those programs allow you set the locked folder read-only but cannot write or delete it.

    However, a powerful program may also dangerous. If you forget the password, you always have to reinstall windows to unlock the locked folder.

    regards
     
  8. Caratacus

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    INFINITY, I will try out Invisible Secrets as you say and see how it runs. Thaks!

    Southcat: that is the information I need. I'll give FG & FL a whirl along with Inv Secrets & see which does the job best. I'll report back later.

    Thanks, comrades, for the help - much appreciated!
     
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    There's a tool in WinNer Twaek that locks folders. I'm using that.
     
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