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Sydney
2λчиэλ
+783|6391|Reykjavík, Iceland.
What's the best program for password protecting certain folders in WinXP?

(Yes, it's pr0n...)
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+2,023|6320|USA

Answer: Windows XP.

   1. Select the folder you wish to encrypt.
   2. Right-click the folder and click Properties.
   3. Click the Advanced button.
   4. Check "Encrypt contents to secure data" option.
   5. Click Apply and then OK.

Better yet, get all the porn off your computer.

If you're using XP Home, you will need TweakUI to enable encryption.

Mek-Izzle wrote:

Why? As soon as someone sees that a folder is protected by passwords, they will instantly know what's inside.

Last edited by unnamednewbie13 (2008-03-13 15:49:49)

Mekstizzle
WALKER
+3,610|6169|London, England
Why? As soon as someone sees that a folder is protected by passwords, they will instantly know what's inside.

(yes, even your parents)
^*AlphA*^
F*ckers
+3,135|6286|The Hague, Netherlands

Mek-Izzle wrote:

Why? As soon as someone sees that a folder is protected by passwords, they will instantly know what's inside.

(yes, even your parents)
without one too...


let him have his password.
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Sydney
2λчиэλ
+783|6391|Reykjavík, Iceland.
They know I have pr0n on my comp and don't care, yet I'd like to keep it protected.
rh27
Not really a Brit
+51|6144|England
Just stick it in a .rar file and name it something unrelated. No thumbnails and no one will ever guess.

Only downside is you have to decompress a file to view it again.
Sydney
2λчиэλ
+783|6391|Reykjavík, Iceland.
Well, as far as the encryption in XP goes, I'm not sure if that will work.

I only have one account on this PC, mine, it's just incase I leave my PC on, so I need it to ask for password everytime I access.
D6717C
Anger is a gift
+174|6181|Sin City

I have heard good things about Folder Lock Box.

Here's one of many links to it:

http://www.topshareware.com/Folder-Lock … -46292.htm

I downloaded it but haven't installed it yet as I don't yet have a need to hide my porn.
Roger Lesboules
Ah ben tabarnak!
+316|6125|Abitibi-Temiscamingue. Québec!
Errr, just make the folder "hidden" and move it to the C:\windows folder...No one will look for it there, a bit of a hassle each time you wanna fap, but prolly not worst than pass protecting it.
B1GBUD
Member
+17|6144|Under an Artillery Shell
http://www.truecrypt.org/

This will suit you sir!
steelie34
pub hero!
+603|5929|the land of bourbon
by the far the best program for protecting files and folders is called TrueCrypt.  The nice thing about this is that you create a virtual "partition" and mount it as a new file system when you need access to it.  You can mount the file, copy data to it, and then dismount the file.  Even if other people have access to the encrypted file, they can't open it without the password.  You can also copy and paste the encrypted file to any other computer.  This makes it much more portable than bitlocker.  Basically you can create the encrypted folder on one computer, move it to another computer regardless of the OS it has, and use it with the same encryption there as well.  You can also select an encryption level far beyond anything Windows offers. 

http://www.truecrypt.org/

I use it often and it has never failed.  You can even encrypt USB keys, which is a really nice feature.  It is a bit technical, but the help file explains everything.  You shouldn't have any problems.

@ bigbud,  you beat me to it!

Last edited by steelie34 (2008-03-13 16:01:53)

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B1GBUD
Member
+17|6144|Under an Artillery Shell
sorry ;o)

lol @ Nick Burns
pasngr
Member
+50|6194
See my posts here and here.
steelie34
pub hero!
+603|5929|the land of bourbon

pasngr wrote:

See my posts here and here.
the first one isnt really protecting access... its just a way of hiding it.  the second option won't work if another administrator takes ownership and resets the permissions.  using encryption software guarantees privacy.  the file cannot be unlocked without the password, and if you make a password long and complex enough, it would take years to crack.
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Nessie09
I "fix" things
+107|6218|The Netherlands

PBAsydney wrote:

I only have one account on this PC, mine, it's just incase I leave my PC on, so I need it to ask for password everytime I access.
You also could make it ask for a password everytime the screensaver is running.
Chou
Member
+737|6339
What kind of pr0n?
AussieReaper
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
+5,760|5701|what

Why not keep all that your important stuff on a usb. You can hide it anywhere and take it with you when you leave your room. USB's are pretty cheap and can hold a lot of stuff. And if you lose your pc in a crash, you keep the important information backed up on your usb.

What I do with my pr0ns.
https://i.imgur.com/maVpUMN.png

"coz you a far cry from acclaim nigga ubisoft"
RandomSchl
|\/|€|\/|߀|2
+52|5992|California

TheAussieReaper wrote:

Why not keep all that your important stuff on a usb. You can hide it anywhere and take it with you when you leave your room. USB's are pretty cheap and can hold a lot of stuff. And if you lose your pc in a crash, you keep the important information backed up on your usb.

What I do with my pr0ns.
and what happens when you lose the USB stick?
AussieReaper
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
+5,760|5701|what

RandomSchl wrote:

TheAussieReaper wrote:

Why not keep all that your important stuff on a usb. You can hide it anywhere and take it with you when you leave your room. USB's are pretty cheap and can hold a lot of stuff. And if you lose your pc in a crash, you keep the important information backed up on your usb.

What I do with my pr0ns.
and what happens when you lose the USB stick?
Find another download button...
https://i.imgur.com/maVpUMN.png

"coz you a far cry from acclaim nigga ubisoft"
pasngr
Member
+50|6194

steelie34 wrote:

pasngr wrote:

See my posts here and here.
the first one isnt really protecting access... its just a way of hiding it.  the second option won't work if another administrator takes ownership and resets the permissions.  using encryption software guarantees privacy.  the file cannot be unlocked without the password, and if you make a password long and complex enough, it would take years to crack.
Yea, not really foolproof, but it would thwart most casual snoopers.  Tried TrueCrypt and liked it.  Thx for the tip.
KuSTaV
noice
+947|6059|Gold Coast

TheAussieReaper wrote:

Why not keep all that your important stuff on a usb. You can hide it anywhere and take it with you when you leave your room. USB's are pretty cheap and can hold a lot of stuff. And if you lose your pc in a crash, you keep the important information backed up on your usb.

What I do with my pr0ns.
No USB ever manufactured can hold my collection. Im fuckin serious...
noice                                                                                                        https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/26774/awsmsanta.png
bugz
Fission Mailed
+3,311|5860

Or the simple way...right-click your desktop, open properties, change your screensaver to come on after 1 minute, and finally-check the box that says On resume, display Welcome Screen. Make sure your user account is pw protected and boom...this way no one needs to question the name of the folder name or why it happens to be password protected.
Titch2349
iz me!
+358|5900|uk

This is genius... - Hides the folder you want to hide/ secure inside a random picture (srs)
SineNomine
Panzerblitz
+37|6271|SPARTA

KuSTaV wrote:

TheAussieReaper wrote:

Why not keep all that your important stuff on a usb. You can hide it anywhere and take it with you when you leave your room. USB's are pretty cheap and can hold a lot of stuff. And if you lose your pc in a crash, you keep the important information backed up on your usb.

What I do with my pr0ns.
No USB ever manufactured can hold my collection. Im fuckin serious...
we have to talk .....
Hakei
Banned
+295|5543

KuSTaV wrote:

TheAussieReaper wrote:

Why not keep all that your important stuff on a usb. You can hide it anywhere and take it with you when you leave your room. USB's are pretty cheap and can hold a lot of stuff. And if you lose your pc in a crash, you keep the important information backed up on your usb.

What I do with my pr0ns.
No USB ever manufactured can hold my collection. Im fuckin serious...
Hmm, I dunno.

I know a joint that sells 16 Gig USBs.

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