Locking folders, password protection

  charlton200 12:32 08 Mar 2010

I had a bad PC crash the other day after a electric cut.
I took it to the shop to be repaired but wasn't able to remove my important docs, so all my docs could have been read. So to make sure this does not happen again I will plan ahead.

Are you able to lock a folder or password protect one. I was thinking of my documents folder but if this wasn't possible I could move my important stuff to another folder. I am not the only user of this PC as my wife has access to it as well, on separate user basis.

Many thanks.

  northumbria61 12:50 08 Mar 2010

You could try this FREE lite version with the option to purchase the Standard Edition if you like it.

click here

  oldbeefer3 13:35 08 Mar 2010

Or the free Microsoft one click here. I'm told it's not suitable for Windows 7, however.

  GaT7 13:49 08 Mar 2010

The best by far is the free TrueCrypt click here with no limitations. Create an encrypted volume & copy + paste your files into it. Step-by-step guide at click here.

Before handing a PC/laptop into repair anywhere, you should always a make a backup of all your wife's data & yours on another disk (e.g. external / CD/DVD blank media) that you should retain. G

  charlton200 17:57 08 Mar 2010

Thanks everyone.
I will try these out.

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