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lolcocks

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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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RolandJS

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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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lolcocks

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

Code:
[email protected] 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%== [B]Password of your choice goes here[/B] 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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adamf

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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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ratchetgame98

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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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lolcocks

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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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