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A software to password protect and disable copy but....

  1. #1


    Posts : 56
    Windows Seven

    A software to password protect and disable copy but....


    I need a software that can password protect a particular folder and disable the option to copy them to any other location but at the same time I want to be able to run a particular application or video inside that folder.

    Does anyone know any good software that can help me with this.

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  2. #2


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 640
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    You'll have to Google search for such folder-passwording functions. And, more than likely, every time you want to play something, read something, edit something, etc. within that password-protected folder -- you will be confronted with a pop-up asking [again each & every time] for that password. Make sure your backup/restore routine can actually backup [and if ever need be: restore] such a password-protected folder.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 55
    Windows 8.1


    I usually create a new folder, create a note and use this script to create a password for it:

    Code:
    cls@ECHO OFF
    title Folder Locker
    if EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" goto UNLOCK
    if NOT EXIST Locker goto MDLOCKER
    :CONFIRM
    echo Are you sure u want to Lock the folder(Y/N)
    set/p "cho=>"
    if %cho%==Y goto LOCK
    if %cho%==y goto LOCK
    if %cho%==n goto END
    if %cho%==N goto END
    echo Invalid choice.
    pause
    goto CONFIRM
    :LOCK
    ren Locker "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
    attrib +h +s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
    echo Folder locked
    goto End
    :UNLOCK
    echo Enter password to Unlock folder
    set/p "pass=>"
    if NOT %pass%== Password of your choice goes here goto FAIL
    attrib -h -s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
    ren "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" Locker
    echo Folder Unlocked successfully
    goto End
    :FAIL
    echo Invalid password
    pause
    goto end
    :MDLOCKER
    md Locker
    echo Locker created successfully
    pause
    goto End
    :End
    I save it with whatever name I want the folder to be called and add .bat next to it
    And now I have a password protected folder.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 56
    Windows Seven


    Quote Originally Posted by TripleR View Post
    I usually create a new folder, create a note and use this script to create a password for it:

    Code:
    cls@ECHO OFF
    title Folder Locker
    if EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" goto UNLOCK
    if NOT EXIST Locker goto MDLOCKER
    :CONFIRM
    echo Are you sure u want to Lock the folder(Y/N)
    set/p "cho=>"
    if %cho%==Y goto LOCK
    if %cho%==y goto LOCK
    if %cho%==n goto END
    if %cho%==N goto END
    echo Invalid choice.
    pause
    goto CONFIRM
    :LOCK
    ren Locker "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
    attrib +h +s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
    echo Folder locked
    goto End
    :UNLOCK
    echo Enter password to Unlock folder
    set/p "pass=>"
    if NOT %pass%== Password of your choice goes here goto FAIL
    attrib -h -s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
    ren "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" Locker
    echo Folder Unlocked successfully
    goto End
    :FAIL
    echo Invalid password
    pause
    goto end
    :MDLOCKER
    md Locker
    echo Locker created successfully
    pause
    goto End
    :End
    I save it with whatever name I want the folder to be called and add .bat next to it
    And now I have a password protected folder.


    Does this allow me to run applications inside the folder without asking the password or some error?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 55
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by lolcocks View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TripleR View Post
    I usually create a new folder, create a note and use this script to create a password for it:

    Code:
    cls@ECHO OFF
    title Folder Locker
    if EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" goto UNLOCK
    if NOT EXIST Locker goto MDLOCKER
    :CONFIRM
    echo Are you sure u want to Lock the folder(Y/N)
    set/p "cho=>"
    if %cho%==Y goto LOCK
    if %cho%==y goto LOCK
    if %cho%==n goto END
    if %cho%==N goto END
    echo Invalid choice.
    pause
    goto CONFIRM
    :LOCK
    ren Locker "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
    attrib +h +s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
    echo Folder locked
    goto End
    :UNLOCK
    echo Enter password to Unlock folder
    set/p "pass=>"
    if NOT %pass%== Password of your choice goes here goto FAIL
    attrib -h -s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
    ren "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" Locker
    echo Folder Unlocked successfully
    goto End
    :FAIL
    echo Invalid password
    pause
    goto end
    :MDLOCKER
    md Locker
    echo Locker created successfully
    pause
    goto End
    :End
    I save it with whatever name I want the folder to be called and add .bat next to it
    And now I have a password protected folder.


    Does this allow me to run applications inside the folder without asking the password or some error?
    I guess so. I use it to hide media.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    That script doesn't lock it or password protect it - all it does is renames a folder sets the hidden and system file attributes. You can still see it if you enable hidden files (and your"password" is plain text in the batch file).

    A better solution would be to create a VHD and encrypt it with bitlocker - like this How to Create an Encrypted Container File With BitLocker on Windows

    As it is a file which is encrypted you can back it up to USB and it stays encrypted (unlike full volume encryption). As you are on 7 you'll need 7 ultimate or enterprise version.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 35
    Windows 8 64 Bit


    My best advuce for you to use to password lock containers is using ZIP files (Compressed ZIP Folders). I remember with WinXP that you could password protect ZIP folders, but I'm not sure if the feature was removed since XP
    If you do create a ZIP file and the feature is unavailable then use WinRAR. You can easily setup a password for your ZIP folders and if it's password protecgted, it can't be openend, moved or anything unless you have the password for it. I think as well you can also password protect normal folders and files within a WinRAR ZIP Container so you don't just encrypt the ZIP file, but you can individually encrypt the contents within the folder. I hope this helps
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  8. #8


    Posts : 56
    Windows Seven


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    That script doesn't lock it or password protect it - all it does is renames a folder sets the hidden and system file attributes. You can still see it if you enable hidden files (and your"password" is plain text in the batch file).

    A better solution would be to create a VHD and encrypt it with bitlocker - like this How to Create an Encrypted Container File With BitLocker on Windows

    As it is a file which is encrypted you can back it up to USB and it stays encrypted (unlike full volume encryption). As you are on 7 you'll need 7 ultimate or enterprise version.

    Thanks! But does this allow me to run files inside the folder?
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