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How do I password protect my files and folders in Windows?

Jennypliskin
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How do I password protect my files and folders in Windows?
Jul 11 '14 #1
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Truecrypt was one of the main tools for encryting folders and disks but has been recently winthdrawn.
if you have suitable versions of Windows there is BitLocker
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/w...ures/bitlocker

an open source alternative is AxCrypt
http://www.axantum.com/axcrypt/


the following discuss alternatives
http://www.pcworld.com/article/23048...your-data.html
http://alternativeto.net/software/truecrypt/
Jul 13 '14 #2

rollerbladegirl
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If you have Windows XP Professional beyond Service pack 2 you might as well give up on it.

If you have Windows 7 beyond Service Pack 1 you might as well give up on it.

If you have *any* version of *non-business-level* Windows and your version is beyond 7 sp1 then you might as well give up on it.

If your version of Windows is NT 4, or 2000, or[*] Business Server up to 2012 and maybe (maybe) past that for Businesses, then get an "Administrator's Companion" book for that version and read it carefully.


I speak from working in a hard-core system security environment and I know whereof I speak.

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2 Weeks Ago #3

rollerbladegirl
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Oops. Sorry. I missed one. Windows 10 is advertised as being for businesses. Therefore even though they say that; If you have Windows 10 then you might as well give up on it.
2 Weeks Ago #4

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