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Offline Progmetty

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Folder Lock software
« on: April 14, 2011, 10:20:09 AM »
Does anybody know good software to use if you have a folder on your computer that you don't want anybody else to open? basically like a vault with a password, for protection both against someone who uses the computer or internet hacks.
I used to rar these kinda folders and winrar offers encrypted lock but I'm sick of raring and unraring every time I need access to the folders.
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Re: Folder Lock software
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2011, 10:43:41 AM »
You can add or remove priviliges to every user by right clicking - properties on the folder icon.

This incase you are using Windows.

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Re: Folder Lock software
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2011, 11:50:36 AM »
The closest I can come up with off the top of my head would be to use TrueCrypt on a virtual volume (see http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/?s=tutorial for setup details.)

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Re: Folder Lock software
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2011, 12:00:09 PM »
Yeah, look into Truecrypt.  It's more than sufficient to keep wifey out of your pr0n. 

You'll just set up a large file, whatever size you need it to be, then it will be encrypted into a new volume.  When you mount said volume, it'll show up as a new drive letter.  Not only will nobody (and seriously, nobody) be able to get into it, it won't even look like a folder or anything suspect at all.  It'll just be a big-ass file.  There are other, more convoluted ways of stashing stuff with Truecrypt, but for quickness and ease of use, that's a fine option. 
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Re: Folder Lock software
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2011, 05:22:16 PM »
Thanks a lot fellas, I'm trying it right now.
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Re: Folder Lock software
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2011, 08:55:42 AM »
"Honey, whats this TrueCrypt icon on the desktop?"

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Re: Folder Lock software
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2011, 09:13:11 AM »
"Honey, whats this TrueCrypt icon on the desktop?"

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Re: Folder Lock software
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2011, 10:23:49 AM »
"Mr. Metty, we noticed that TrueCrypt was installed on your laptop during a routine inspection.  Would you mind telling us what you have that's encrypted before you board this flight from Yemen to the United States?" 

Seriously, with you being a potential terrorist and all, having TrueCrypt installed on your laptop will throw up all kinds of red flags.  Be mindful of that if they've ever bothered to inspect the thing. 
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Re: Folder Lock software
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2011, 11:22:41 AM »
The closest I can come up with off the top of my head would be to use TrueCrypt on a virtual volume (see http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/?s=tutorial for setup details.)
Yep truecrypt.  And learn how to create a hidden volume too.
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Re: Folder Lock software
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2011, 11:23:54 AM »
"Mr. Metty, we noticed that TrueCrypt was installed on your laptop during a routine inspection.  Would you mind telling us what you have that's encrypted before you board this flight from Yemen to the United States?" 

Seriously, with you being a potential terrorist and all, having TrueCrypt installed on your laptop will throw up all kinds of red flags.  Be mindful of that if they've ever bothered to inspect the thing. 
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Re: Folder Lock software
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2011, 11:35:12 AM »
Holy Molly :lol
I don't think TrueCrypt is that infamous!
And maybe the encrypted data is on my external hard drive  :xbones
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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2011, 12:05:02 PM »
Holy Molly :lol
I don't think TrueCrypt is that infamous!
And maybe the encrypted data is on my external hard drive  :xbones
Yeah. make a hidden volume so if they make you open it, you open a dummy folder instead
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