How to password protect files??

  Singerz 16:23 21 Jun 2006

How to password protect files??


I have been trying to find a way to lock files so you can only open them with a password.

XP does not let you do this but I'm aware there are utilities out there that can do it.

I wonder if anyone could point me in the right direction and let me know if there is any free downloadable software that people have experience of using.


  rawprawn 16:31 21 Jun 2006

I can recommend AxCrypy click here

  SANTOS7 16:32 21 Jun 2006
  rawprawn 16:32 21 Jun 2006

Should read AxCrypt, it's a brand new version too.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:19 21 Jun 2006

Encryptors / Security:-
AxCrypt click here
Easycrypto deluxe click here
Powercrypt 2000 click here
Hide Folders click here
Folderlock click here
CD/DVD Lock click here
Hide Files & Folders click here

  Singerz 17:36 21 Jun 2006

Thanks for your help, I have tried some utilities but they don't exactly do as I want (maybe I didn't explain myself correctly).

The utilities encrypt the files within the folder and ask for a password when you try and open them. Also, when you save a new file to the folder you then need to encrypt it.

I basically want to password protect a folder so it cannot be accessed without the password.

  Willow12 18:27 21 Jun 2006

Just create the folder and move it into a compressed (zipped) folder. Open this zipped folder and click file, add a password and away you go.

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