Password for photos?

Discussion in 'General Computer Chat' started by tania85, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. tania85

    tania85 New Member

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    can anyone tell me if it is possible to set up a password for my picture folder?? i have a Dell laptop with Windows xp. pls advise x
     
  2. Feuerfrei.x

    Feuerfrei.x New Member

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    Yes, u could encrypt your picture folder so it requires a password when u try to open it - but I warn you it can be kinda dangerous .e.g if you forget the password etc. I'm not exactly sure on how to do this tho - so many one of the many other members on this forum could tell u how as when I personally want to keep something safe and server I don't save it to my computer - I save it to my USB drive :D


    Thanks

    Holly x
     
  3. viet_Cong

    viet_Cong New Member

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    what you can do is hide the folders with the picture in it

    create a folder > put ur picture in it > right click the folder > tick off "Hidden" (this will hide the folder)

    to hide the folder go to tools (at top) > folder open > view > "hidden files or folder" > from there you can pick to hide the folder or show the folder that u ticked off ealier.
     
  4. Feuerfrei.x

    Feuerfrei.x New Member

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    Yh but anyone on that computer can 'unhide' those folders by doing those steps so therefore it's flawed xD
     
  5. mrjack

    mrjack VIP Member

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    You can use TrueCrypt to create a mountable volume that is password protected. TrueCrypt is also available in a portable form so that it doesn't show up as an installed program.
     
  6. bmtt

    bmtt Member

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    You could try a program called dirLock, it prevents folders from being deleted, or opened and you can set passwords.
     
  7. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert New Member

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    Indeed, a very solid encryption program, I used it myself long time ago.
     
  8. TFT

    TFT VIP Member

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    I use "Lockbox", admittedly not for photos but for sensitive files, and it makes the folder invisible to anyone even in safe mode, simple password brings it to view again.
    http://www.fspro.net/
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2010

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