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Re: Password Protect Windows Folders

Post by G-Brain » Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:12 pm

Password protection is lame, use something similar to dm-crypt for Linux like http://www.truecrypt.org and use a passphrase to encrypt your stuff.

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Re: Password Protect Windows Folders

Post by jd2kuk » Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:08 am

Why not just use windows built in file encryption to encrypt your files; it's not the most secure way, but it's damn simple, providing your using xp

...just don't forget your password :D

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Re: Password Protect Windows Folders

Post by jd2kuk » Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:17 pm

Ahh my bad, though if you're using vista then you should definitely be able to do it

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Re: Password Protect Windows Folders

Post by G-Brain » Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:41 pm

Care to tell us what?

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Re: Password Protect Windows Folders

Post by G-Brain » Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:12 pm

Yeah, I bet the feds are watching your every move 24/7. Must be a real pain. Come on dude, you're not a wanted fugitive, what could possibly be on that USB stick that can't be said in here?

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Re: Password Protect Windows Folders

Post by missi0n » Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:47 pm

jd2kuk wrote:Ahh my bad, though if you're using vista then you should definitely be able to do it
fancy writing a tut ;)

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Re: Password Protect Windows Folders

Post by jd2kuk » Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:24 pm

It doesn'r really need one:
  • Right click on the folder you want to encrypt, and select properties
  • Click the advanced... button
  • Tick the encrypt checkbox
Now don't forget your password ;)

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Re: Password Protect Windows Folders

Post by missi0n » Tue May 06, 2008 3:46 pm

jd2kuk wrote:It doesn'r really need one:
  • Right click on the folder you want to encrypt, and select properties
  • Click the advanced... button
  • Tick the encrypt checkbox
Now don't forget your password ;)
The encryption check box is greyed out :?

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Re: Password Protect Windows Folders

Post by jd2kuk » Tue May 06, 2008 4:39 pm

The volume you're using will probably is formatted as fat32, and that's why windows won't let you encrypt anything.

Ensuring you have a recent backup of your data (You do keep backups, right? ;) ), open up command prompt and type 'convert c: /fs:ntfs' (without the quotes) followed by a quick bash of the return key. Windows will convert the volume to NTFS, and you should be good to go.

Should... :P

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Re: Password Protect Windows Folders

Post by TJ_2k7 » Tue May 06, 2008 4:43 pm

jd2kuk wrote:The volume you're using will probably is formatted as fat32, and that's why windows won't let you encrypt anything.

Ensuring you have a recent backup of your data (You do keep backups, right? ;) ), open up command prompt and type 'convert c: /fs:ntfs' (without the quotes) followed by a quick bash of the return key. Windows will convert the volume to NTFS, and you should be good to go.

Should... :P
My Drive is NTFS and the encrypt box is also greyed out :?

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