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  1. #1
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    password protect data

    How do you password protect data files on your computer or floppy?

  2. #2
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    What OS are you using?...

    How secure do you want the data?..

    Are you trying to keep a friend out?
    Are you trying to keep a business comptetitor out?
    Are you trying to keep a NSA out?

  3. #3
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    More of just a basic password protect. Maybe something that if I get a virus or someone taps into my firewall, won't have access to. Mostly just to keep things private if others might come over to use the computer.

    windows 2000 & win 98 & floppy & CD disks

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    Check this out http://www.networkcomputing.com/910/910sp3.html -- it seems to be what you need.
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  5. #5
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    Hi,

    I am really not looking for something that complicated and purchasing software. I simply want to password some folders

  6. #6
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    Almost every peice of software that I can think of is going to cost you something.

    Really.... Would you put free locks on your door?...

    Your best bet would be to try download.com

    Here is a link to the search for encryption + blowfish (a method of encryption)...

    But, as I said... I wouldn't trust my information to free locks...
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  7. #7
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    I have a feeling your just looking for a .htaccess file.. Look it up and I think that all your really looking for.. If you are looking for something when you setup members and so on there is a program called locked area which is free..

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    You can password protect your computer!

  9. #9
    I don't know how you can protect it in Windows, but I guess you can use PGP (US version, since there are restrictions on it in US) if you want to protect folder from local user. Or use .htaccess if it is web folder. In unix you can also use pgp (GnuPG, which is free) or setting 700 permisions on folder and subfolders (which is also free)
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