secure my folders

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  1. STONEMAN

    STONEMAN Registered Member

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    hi all, heres the problem, i have a few folders in my documents
    which contain lets say personal material.i would like to know if theres
    any software which can be used to password these folders from prying eyes.
    thanks for your help.
     
  2. cet

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    Should you receive a recommendation for newsoftwares Folder Lock - be-very-ware. Don't ask, search!
     
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    thanks cet, thats exactly what im after.
    @ Globalforce, me being nosey,out of curiosity did a search for
    newsoftwares Folder Lock, thanks for the heads up.
     
  5. GlobalForce

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    Schurley.
     
  6. cet

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    I am glad to help you.:)
     
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    According to AddictiveTips and The Windows Club - yes!
     
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    Thanks GF. I installed and it seems to work fairly well. Keeping for now
     
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    Acknowledgment's good Greg - confirmation, even better.
     
  11. Keyboard_Commando

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    Pretty cool (Easy File Locker). It hides from Windows - but Rootkit finding tools will flag the files ... reveal their folder and file name. All a person has to do is run some kinda forensics recovery tool and save a copy of the files inside (unless you encrypt or lock them with something like AxCrypt).

    TrueCrypt is probably the best free option. The files inside are encrypted and will not show up with rootkit revealers or file recovery utilities.
     
  12. mantra

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    may i ask a question?

    should easy file locker be running(in memory) to lock files/folders?

    i mean if i or a user shut down/close the program the files return to be unlocked?


    thanks
     
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  15. cet

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    No services,nothing running on the background.
     
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    In general, most folder hiding programs only hide the folders in Windows. If the disk is checked in DOS, Linux or whatever else, they are often visible. The post that mentioned encryption (TrueCrypt) is, IMO, a better suggestion. Container type encryption obscures the contents, file names and all. Also check FreeOTFE for reliable container encryption.
     
  17. mantra

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    it's a great program
    by the way a unmask password could be a nice feature
     
  18. mantra

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    but i can't hide:rolleyes:
     
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    may i ask a question ?

    i have xp installed on c:
    i have a second hard disk
    i lock some files on the second hard disk
    easy file locker is installed on c: different hard disk

    well if i restore an image to C: without easy file locker, the files lockedd on the second hard disk are still locked?
    thanks
     
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    I think the only way to try this can be first installing it on drive C encrypting a folder on another drive and then uninstalling the program,that might give you an idea.I may try it on my virtual machine later today.:)
     
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    did you test it?
    i guess only androsa is portable 13.2 MB http://www.androsasoft.net/download.htm


    did you try on a virtual machine?
     
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    Yes,I just tried it.I used a pdf file and made it invisible on the second partition.After uninstalling the secure my folders program, the PDF file was staying there just as before.I opened the PDF without any problems.
     
  24. mantra

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    thanks!
    Easy File Locker
    does Androsa FileProtector hide files and folder to make them invisible to users and programs

    i'm very interested about users and programs
     
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