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mas
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

IP logged posted posted 03-30-2008 12:01 Edit Quote

Does anyone know a reliable (free?) folder protection software? i would prefer password protection but i'm open for anything else as well. i've tried google and came across these:
http://folder-protection.softonic.de/
http://www.folder-protection.com/

can anyone share some experiences?


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zavaboy
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: f(x)
Insane since: Jun 2004

IP logged posted posted 03-30-2008 13:57 Edit Quote

If it's all the same to you, you can use ZIP archives, they encrypt contained files with a password. Though I must say, 7-Zip (it's free and open source) is much better for this. Using archives allows them to be portable, that may or may not be what you want.

I know Windows XP has some sort of folder protection, but I'm not too sure on how it works. I never used it.

Tyberius Prime
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Germany
Insane since: Sep 2001

IP logged posted posted 03-30-2008 14:38 Edit Quote

You'll need to specify more information on what you want to accomplish.

Zavaoby suggestion will keep script kiddies out - but an archive is not an encryption container.

Have you looked into windows own encryption support?

Personally, I use TrueCryp to generate encrypted drive letters.

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 03-30-2008 15:51 Edit Quote

I second TP's suggestion on TrueCrypt. It's really a good piece of software.

XP Pro does come with a folder encryption that works pretty well, but TrueCrypt will "hide" the drive once TrueCrypt is shut down. Check it out. It's really nice.

Later,

C:\

mas
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

IP logged posted posted 03-30-2008 21:13 Edit Quote

can truecrypt only hide drives? or can it also hide folders? i have a folder which i'm gonna back up on my external HDD but i dont want others to see or to open it.


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CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 03-30-2008 22:57 Edit Quote

It will encrypt and hide a folder that you specify. It will show the folder and contents as a drive when you run TrueCrypt. Once you exit TrueCrypt, the drive goes away.

It will make more sense when you install and run it

Later,

C:\

kuckus
Paranoid (IV) Mad Librarian

From: ber/ger
Insane since: Dec 2001

IP logged posted posted 03-31-2008 19:35 Edit Quote

I use Blowfish to encrypt files & folders on external disks:

http://www.lassekolb.info/bfacs.htm


I don't think you'll get it to hide your files completely, but you can have it assign random file names to them while encrypting and restore the names when decrypting.

It's pretty fast, portable and not too hard to wrap your head around once you've had one good look at the available options


kuckus

[edit: typatypo]

(Edited by kuckus on 03-31-2008 19:38)

mas
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

IP logged posted posted 03-31-2008 20:06 Edit Quote

just gave this thing (truecrypt) a shot. this is totally awesome! thanks a lot!

thanks for the link, kuckus! i'll check this one out too

(Edited by mas on 03-31-2008 20:07)



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