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Q: System Password Protection

I have W7, 64 bit blah blah blah. when I bought my system, I set it up with a password required in order to be able to sign into windows. can that be bypassed by, say, a computer repair person? I sent my computer in for repair which turned out to needing a mother board replacement. I realized after that diagnosis was made that I'd forgotten to mention nor supply them with the system sign on password.

thanks for your help.

A: System Password Protection

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Hi Guys,

This is a curious one.

I have three PCs (two desktop and one laptop) all running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (1607).

Each system has a shared partition, set up exactly the same, which has sharing set for 'everyone', with 'full control'.

Password protected sharing is turned off on each system (in "Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings").

Each of the desktop systems can access each other's shared and also the laptop's shared partition.

The problem is when I try to use the laptop to access the shares on either of the desktop systems, I get a pop-up requester asking for a username and password. (see below - the laptop is "T400" and one of the desktops is "A960").

Any idea why this would be happening? I've checked the settings on all systems (sharing and network) and can see not reason for the password prompt appearing.

Previously I was running Win 10 Pro 64-bit (1511) on all three systems and never encountered this error.

Cheers,

Mike.

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I know you can apply passwords to files by putting it in a compressed folder and adding a password but sometimes this method doesnt work sometimes it doesnt ask for the password so I was wondering if anyone knows of any FREE (no trials) Password protection software

Thanks
Ryan

 

A:Password Protection

well powerarchiver is free forever all you have to do is wait for 5 seconds and it has 256 bit encrytion. the only cons are the file must be opened in powerarchiver, it is a compressed file, and you have to wait five seconds to run pa.
pros are its the best archiving tool imo, and there is no spyware or nag screens like other free software.
 

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Can I protect a CD with a Password for keeping private and secret matter? If so How ?
 

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I need a free program or a way to password protect file that I choose on my computer. Thanks

A:Password protection

Your best bet is to just Google it... Or sift through Tucows.com to see if shareware or freeware for that exists.

XP Pro has ESF builtin (Encrypting File System), you could (provided you have Xp Pro and your partition is NTFS) view the file properties and enable the encryption...sry dont remember exact name. That way only your local profile could open that file. Problem is if you leave your pc logging on, or unlocked anyone could open, edit the file.

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i'm currently sharing my house w/ four other people. since they've began using my computer i've managed to get a ton of spyware not to mention a trojan. i ran every spyware progam i could think of and still couldn't get all of it off and it seemed damn near impossible to remove the trojan. so last night i reformatted and reinstalled. now i have a clean system and i want to password protect it as much as possible. i have a password set on startup, so if the computer's off no one can get on but me, but sometimes i forget to shutdown when i leave or go to bed so i'd at least like to have a password on the screensaver. i checked the password box on the screensaver tab, but when my screensaver comes on and i move the mouse or touch a key, no password box comes up. the screensaver just stops normally and returns to windows. i'd also like to be able to setup a user account that they can use, but i don't want them to be able to access my files and folders. is there anyway i can do this?? at least help me w/ the screensaver password. thanks.

calibretto
 

A:password protection

If you are using XP got to Control Panel > User Accounts and set them up as you wish If your account is password protected and a screensaver comes up , when you come back to your computer you should have to use your password again . At leasat thats the way mine works .
 

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Hello,
Is there anyway i can assign a password to a folder in windows XP home edition service pack 2. Thank you for your time.
 

A:Password protection in XP

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would anyone know of a decent program i can get ahold of too set access to some of my programs on my pc....what i mean is like i want it so only the people with a password can access the specified programs....not all programs tho...itd be greatly appreciated!
 

A:password protection

If you are using windows, the best option is to create different login accounts for all the people accessing this computer.

I don't think there is software which implements password protection for applications.
 

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Hi,sorry if this seems like a silly question, but I was just a bit concerned about this.

My Laptop recently had to be repaired, and when send to the repair centre by mail, I forgot to disable my password protection in BIOS and in Windows. I do this for security reasons. So that nobody can get my data if my laptop gets stolen, they will just have to reformat, I thought.

However, when my laptop came back from the repair centre, both the BIOS password and the Windows password had both been disabled. I didn't think that that was easy to do, so I was confident of the security. Now I just feel no point to password protect it, if it can so easily be bypassed/overidden/cracked/WHATEVER!

Am I being too paranoid, or should I not have relied on this security anyway?

P.S. I am running Win XP, and thanks for any replies in advance.
 

A:Password Protection

Wow...there are ways to bypass the BIOS password,but it's very hard.If you sent it to a professional repair center,than they obviously knew how to do it.I wouldn't worry,an average computer user couldn't get past the BIOS password.
 

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Hello
Do anyone know if there is a software that adds a password to the boot up (like bios password) that will delete the hd if its enter'd wrong?
Or is it still only something on movies ect?
 

A:Password Protection

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is there any sort of program i can get that will allow me to be able to ONLY use my computer if i enter a password upon start-up? i'm using windows me, and the 'users' and separate profiles function isn't even secure. if you click 'cancel', you're brought to the user profile anyway...

please help!
 

A:password protection.

Bios Password.

http://www.lockdown.co.uk/security/biospsw.php

Do not forget your password.
 

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Id like to password protect my entire PC in the past Id use a screensaver with password protection but this isnt offered on my XP home edition Any Ideas Please Thanks Gary and Denise
 

A:Password protection

Go to Control Panel > User acounts > Change the way users log on or off, and untick "Show welcome screen"'
Next,look to the left of the page under "Related tasks" click on Manage Accounts,then on the right under"Pick A Task",click on "change an account" then click on your account
(and assuming you have administrator rights)click on create a password and there you go
 

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does anyone know if there is anyway to put a password on a file on my desktop or any other file on my pc ?

A:password protection

Easier to put it on your whole account.

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Hello there, is there a way to prevent unathorized access to my pc when, for example, I am downloading a file and I am away from the pc?
I mean something like the standbuy mode but with Kazaa and other programs running.

Thanks in advance
 

A:Password protection

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Are there any free programs that will make it so that in order to open a certain folder, you have to enter a password first?

I just wanted to know if there are any worth trying...
 

A:Password Protection....

try http://www.fileheaven.com/Lock-Folder/download/7908.htm. reply to this post if it doesn't work or isn't what your looking for
 

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I have windows 2000, I read this article saying that password protection of folders has alway been available Iwent throught this step by step with no sucsess. Am I doing something wrong or is this really not possible.

thanx
 

A:password protection

http://www.jcmatt.com/filebuddy.html
 

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Is it possible to Password Protect a file (or a folder) without zipping it? When I compress and zip files it is a headache to make changes in the files.
 

A:Password Protection

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Just found out today how to put a password on any windows file or folder. It goes into a compressed zip file. Windows XP home ( 6 yrs and still learning something new all the time) Question is if its password protected, is it harder for someone to hack into it over the internet? If it needs updated once in a while, will the download enter the file/folder or will you have to open it with a password to let the update take effect? In otherwords, if I would happen to password protect my antivirus, for it to automatically update, would you have to open the folder?
 

A:Password protection

You're talking about a few different things here, ZIP files, folder encryption, and folder permissions. How about telling us what you're trying to accomplish? You obviously can't ZIP stuff and expect it to still be executable.
 

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We have a computer at work that is locked up because a former employee has it Password protected and when asked if he knew the password He said ...What Password??...The clue that was left is ...Disciplinary Action... Isnt that a HOOT....I would like to know if there is any way to access his Acct without alot of Tech or IT involvement [ so I can look like a Hero ] The computer is an E-Machine running XP . Thanx alot

A:Password protection

Go to your IT's. Per our board Rules we cannot help you.No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures.Sorry.You'll still be a Hero to the company as you knew who to contact and why.

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Hello Everyone

Having booted the computer, I am trying to gain access to folders on my second hard drive that is faulty but I am denied access because of the password. is there any way around this. Thanks to anyone who can help

Tony

A:Password protection

If you sign on as administrator or with an account that had administrator rights you should be able to access everything on the computer.

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I have purchased an external HD. I am using windows vista x64. I want a folder to be password protected even when plugged into other systems, even if they are running xp. Any suggestions?
 

A:Password protection on x64?

I'm not sure about password protected files--they would be easily seen with recovery software I think. If you want to really protect them anywhere, anytime, encryption is the way to go and TrueCrypt would serve that purpose.

If its just to prevent the casual prying eye from gaining access though you could create an archive of the folder and password protect that. Maybe someone knows of a program that doesn't require that extra step though...
 

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I use a internet modem without a WiFi connectivity.I would like to password protect my internet access.I use google chrome with windows 7 os and am not particularly fond of IE.How do I assign a password..?
 

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Is there a way to password protect regular files on my computer?

thanks in advanced

A:Password Protection

It depends what you class as regular files?

You can use winzip to password protect a zip file. So if you wanted to encapsulate a file with a password you could do it that way.

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I have a western digital passport portable hard drive. I would like to put a password on the drive that when it is plugged into any computer, a password is required to access the hard drive. How should I go about this? I should add that google was my first reaction. I searched and searched, but found nothing that was what I was looking for. Please and thank you.
 

A:Password Protection

Take a look at TrueCrypt.
 

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Most of the time were scared of internal and external attacks. I've been a victim also so for the past year I've tried BeyondTrust and been safe from hackers. Is there any other free software to use for password protection and the likes? Thanks!
 

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I'm running Windows 2000 and would like to password protect a folder. Can anyone tell me how to do this?

Thanks.
 

A:Password Protection

Look here
 

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Hi,,
Does anyone know how to password protect websites on Internet Explorer? IE6 actually.
I looked all through the security area and couldn't figure it out.
thanks
karebear
 

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I want to password protect a particular folder and its contents. I have tried right clicking and selecting 'Sharing and security' option, followed by putting a check in the box headed 'make this folder private'

All this seems to do however is require me to enter a password at the initial login screen when booting up - but when I click on the actual file I want to protect it is letting me straight in!

Where am I going wrong?
Thanks
jampot
 

A:Password protection

Hi What operating system (version of Windows) do you have? And, if you have XP, give the Service Packs you have installed, if you have just SP1 or SP2.

If you don't know how to find that info, here is a small utility that will help> Do NOT post the entire log it shows you> ONLY post the version of Windows it shows you are using such as Windows XP Home Edition, Pro, or other...and the version of Service Packs you have.

www.belarc.com

Download the free Belarc Advisor which will give you a lot of information on your computer.

It also lists the Windows Updates installed and whether they are installed correctly.

Then I may or someone may be able to help with passwording a particular folder.
 

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I am looking for a script or program that will password protect a web directory and re-direct the user to a particular web page based on the user name and password. Does anyone have any suggestions?
 

A:Password Protection

What is the operating system and what is the web server?
 

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Is there a way to password protect Internet Explorer, so unauthorized persons cannot access the internet from this computer.. Thanks in advance -
 

A:Password Protection

Guess not - Thanks anyway
 

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I have a application on my laptop that I will be giving demonstrations with, this is a new program and unprotected
as yet, what I need is some sort of protection for it in case someone would double click on it and see the files and source codes etc,

I am not too well up on encryption or password protection so is there anyone out there who can tell me how to password protect this application.
 

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Any forum members know of a program that will store a password on a removable device (floppy, USB stick, etc), and prevent programs from running unless the device is present?

I have used programs in the past that required a 'dongle' to be present in order for them to run. I guess that's the sort of thing I'm looking for.

Appreciate the help.

JohnM.
 

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Hi
I wish to know if its possible to password protect a Drive or a particular Folder in Windows 7 Professional
Also,how much difference does an Antivirus make in a lappy battery performance I read a few Articles that claim that Security Essentials uses the least amount of Resources compared to others thereby causing less battery usage..
so do the antivirus play that great a role when it comes to laptop`s battery life?

Thanks in Advance

A:Password Protection

Here is the password protection, which is good.

http://www.everstrike.com/password-protect-folders/

And yes, antiviruses use many resources so that the laptop battery performance may reduce. But don't know which one is better. Sorry!

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What is the simplest way to put password protection on the computer so that an 8 yr old can only go online when I am around? I want him to be able to play his other games and software, but only want the internet to be off limits until I approve. We are using Windows XP Home and a wireless connection.
 

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Do you use a 'password protection' app?

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Yes.KeePass

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Hello
I want to make a cd or dvd to be seen on a dvd player or a computer and protect with a password.I know what to do if I only want to use a computer to view it but in order to view it on a tv,I don't know if there is any software that will make it possible to put a password on the cd or dvd. If anyone has a solution,please tell me
b1ffyi59
Thanks
 

A:password protection

I don't think there is any software that can add password protection to a cd/dvd when it's played on an external dvd-player.
 

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i read in pc world that you should use a password protection software for 1. your password and 2. for your "personal question" to verify that it is really you logging in. they referenced Schneier Password Safe. Do you all wonderful people recommend this?
 

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Hi Guys,

I was just wondering if there was an application that can password protect the WHOLE of the USB drive not just a partition? I really need an app fast as I'll be using a USB to hold some pretty sensitive information, thanks.

All the best,
J

A:USB Password Protection

Are you referring to a usb thumb/flas drive?

I found this doing a quick google search....you have to pay for it. I didn't see or really look for any free ones but you get the idea.

Flash Drive Security software - Securely lock and unlock your USB Key

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I know this is going to seem like the most ridiculous question but i have a laptop which i think is using XP.....when I log in it brings up a little Icon that i click on to access my desktop. Is there a way whereby i can password protect this...and how do i go about it ? (Currently utilising another laptop which is running Vista basic where this happens automatically!)
 

A:Password Protection

Start>Run...

type "nusrmgr.cpl" and click ok

Click on your account and change/add a password.
 

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hey!
i need a help in small issue...
i need to lock my xp station with password, but without security window. i mean that i steel need to see all the applications running.
there are lot of software for this, but i don't want to use anything that not coming with xp...
i was thinking about transparent screen sever, but i don't know how to make it.
another option i though is to remove all the management things via registry, but i'm not sure that will 100% secure.

thx for help!
 

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coming back from sleep mode? From some reason Windows 7 doesn't automatically do this. I looked through the Control Panel and I guess I am missing it?

A:How do I put on the password protection when...

  
Quote: Originally Posted by rocketdescends


coming back from sleep mode? From some reason Windows 7 doesn't automatically do this. I looked through the Control Panel and I guess I am missing it?


I found the setting here;

Password - Require on Wakeup

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Can I password protect folders in XP or even files (like excel, or other office documents)? If so how?
 

A:password protection

Depends who you want to protect these files from. If others are signing in to your account, then even encrypted files will be accessible to them.

If you want to protect files within your account, put them in a zip file, then click the zip file so the contents are shown, go to File and Add Password.
 

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Is there any way to add a password to folders in Windows?
 

A:Password protection for folders?

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Hi

I'm moving into a new office soon. And, as such need to do a few things.

1. I need to copy my contact list from my old pc and burn it and then install it on my new office pc. Like transfering your .pst files. But I'm not sure about contacts.

2. I also need to install my personal pop mail in the new office. As such I'd like to password protect my personal folders and or pop passwords?

Thanks again
 

A:Outlook & Password protection

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Was wandering if anyone knew how to remove the password protection that appears when you access computer through a LAN. I have noticed this doesn't always occur, just with some P.Cs. Anyone help?
 

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I have an Excel workbook titled "Password" in which I keep all the passwords I use (lots) - this workbook is password protected so I really only need to remember one password
This morning when I got to work I opened the workbook
It asked for the initial password which I entered and was accepted
It then opens the dialogue for the Write or Read Only
Under the line
"PASSWORD" IS RESERVED BY
it gives a line of funny characters (blocks etc) which I had never seen before
Whether I enter the password or select ReadOnly I get kicked out of Excel
with a blank dialogue box headed PROGRAM ERROR
I tried several times and even rebooted with the same results
Please help
 

A:Excel - Password protection

Hi meksteen,

is the spreadsheet on a networked drive or are you on a network?

if so ask your administrator to check if the file has a lock against it, if so clear it, then you can try to open it again.

not sure if this helps, otherwise you spreadsheet may be corrupt (gulp).

Hew
 

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Here's the rundown:

500 GB E5 HD external hard drive from Acomdata.

Comes with Nomad software built in, an interface, and security protection.

This is how it's supposed to work:

Plug in drive, a cd drive shows up in my computer.
Autoplay the CD drive, a security password screen shows up.
Enter your password and voila, the hard drive mounts itself and shows up as what it should be, a hard drive.

How it actually works now after a month of casual use:

Plug in drive, a cd drive shows up in my computer.
Autoplay does not work, and the thing keeps asking to insert disk.
I can't bypass this step at all, and therefore my 100GB of data is now at the mercy of the little silver box. Unfortunately my computer has a hard drive of 40gb and I put the data I didn't need on there on the external in order to have extra space. Blast it all.

Alright, now I've been suggested by a tech friend of mine that some of the pre-installed files may have been corrupted, which is why the 'cd' drive won't autorun and display the security screen for me to sign into.

I need some help, and badly, as trying to contact Acomdata is like beating a dead dog with a stick...it just won't get a response.

Cheers,

noram
 

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I had to install some Meetinghouse Aegis software to work the wireless internet in my dorm. When I installed that, it made it so I have to enter a password when windows starts and all of that crap. And I uninstalled it using CleanSweep. Now, it STILL won't let me change it so I don't need to use a password. It says something about "a recently installed programs says you can't change this. this file may help you identify the program: mdcgina.dll."

I also tried reinstalling and uninstalling it using the program's uninstall feature. No dice.

Any suggestions on how to fix that?
 

A:I Hate Password Protection!

This results from our replacing the GINA dll which is necessary to support single signon in the 2.0 and 2.1 clients.

Solution: Call MDC tech support for a tool that will restore the GINA to its original state.

The affected registry key is:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\GinaDLL

After running the tool “Use Windows Logon Credentials” will no longer work.

http://www.mtghouse.com/support/index.shtml Click to expand...
 

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Hi Guys

I'm having a problem with a user on Excel, the file is an xlsx (Excel 2007 Format) we are using Excel 2000. The Microsoft compatibility pack converts the file to a readable format, the problem is it asks for a password to open it.

I have tried and I can open it, plus a few others have also tried and have been able to open it. It seems to be this one users profile but not sure what’s causing it any ideas?

Regards

shenmue232
 

A:Excel Password Protection

Might want to ask a moderator to move this to the Business Applications category. You can do so by clicking Report on your first post.
 

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Hi!
I'm using WinXP and I want to protect a folder that contains important documents for my work, by creating a password.
How can I do it? Do I need to use a separate program or WinXp include this option?
 

A:Folder protection with password

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I need a program that allows you to password your hard drive.
it would need to be like this.
to access the hard drive it will prompt you for a password.
like a login screen kind of prompt.

ex. you go to my computer and double click on your C: drive
then it will bring up a login password screen.

Does anything like this exist???

i do not want something like true crypt
true crypt is to much work !!!

Please Help !!!

A:Looking for a certain password protection program.

and in the future, where would be the correct place to post a thread like this ???

I kind of figured this would be the wrong place to put this, but i did a quick look and did not find a logical spot.

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Is there a way to password protect an individual folder? I am running Windows NT.

Thank you
 

A:Password Protection for a Folder

I don't believe there is any native way to do it in NT or other Windows operating systems.

3rd party programs can be installed to do it. And one very simple method is to use Winzip which has password protection for zipped folders.
 

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Hey guys, i got a few questions for those networking guru's, like bob.

i have our DC set up with six virtual drives, then i make .ISO's of all the software we have and mount them on the drives and share them on the network. i'm running a Win2k server, but i want to know is if there is a way to set a password for accessing these resources? i mean i can set only certain users to have access to the drives, but it would be much handier if i could just go to a client workstation, instead of logging off and having to save all their work i could just slam in a password and start installing/upgrading/whatever.

Is this possible?

(Also, is there a way to get more then just 6 Virtual Drives? i mean isn't there supposed to be up to 23 possilbilitys?)
 

A:Networking Help, need password protection.

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Hello-

I want to put a password on my C drive files. Can someone tell me how to do this? I run Windows 2000.

Thanks,
rjb8774
 

A:C Drive Password Protection

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Ok to start with i have now (finaly) got an ext. HDD but it isnt exactly what i wanted it is a masive one i have to plug in which wouldnt be so bad but it is also shared ... i need to put a pasword on my folder so that only i can acses my files ... encription would be stupid as i need to store nearly evrything off my laptop onto it because it is dieing (HDD problems) the ext. HDD will be used on 3 PC's including windows XP (i dont know if it is x32 or x64 it wont tell me) and windows Vista x32 ... can anyone please tell me what i can do ... anything ... even if i have to partition it (but i dont know how to do that)
 

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hi
i have a word file that was protected with a password. today i opened it and suprisingly i didnt have to type in a password, and even worse-all the contents of the file were deleted!
do you have any idea what has happened?
thank you
 

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Can anyone tell me if you can password protect individual folders ?,Im using Windows 7 home premium 32 bit.

A:Password protection for folders

Welcome to SevenForums!

Here are the links.

I'm sure you'll find an answer there.

How do i create a password protected folder? Also, how do i change - Microsoft Answers

How to password protect a folder in Windows 7? | Windows 7 Themes

File and Folder - Add "Hide" and "Unhide" to Context Menu

Show - Hide Hidden Files - Add to Context Menu

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

QuickDraw

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Is there any way to password protect my sensitive data CDs and DVDs similar to the way I used to be able to protect my IOmega ZIP drives (when I had them)?

Thanks
 

A:Password protection my own CD/DVDs

ZIP them with encryption and write the ZIP files to the CD/DVD.
 

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I've just replaced my zip drive with a cdrw. I used to keep backups on zips..and liked the password protection of the device, though I am aware that it can be broken. Is there a way to backup to cd-r with password protection?
 

A:How to backup to cd-r with password protection?

One way to do it if your backing-up MS Office files is using their password protection feature for each file. Although this may get a bit boring setting a password for each file.

If you had a look around the web they must be a piece of freeware that does what you want.

What burning software are you using?
 

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is it possible to password protect a secondary HD?

and if so how???
 

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Can i password protect my files that i store on the company netword or on the computer HD.My Webpage

A:Password Protection For Folders?

Can i password protect my files that i store on the company netword or on the computer HD.I would think that that question is best asked of your company's IT department. Many companies do not allow PW protecting corporate assets. After all they own the computer and dictate what you can and cannot do with it.Be (workplace rules and regulations) SafeDa Bleepin AniMod, Animal

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I am looking to password protect my USB mainly is they any free software that can achieve this. I have tried to research this myself however all the free ones only let you password protect folders of under 25mb which mine exceed, I know I could cut the folder sizes down however due to the amount this would take a long time.

Thanks for your help, apologies if posted in wrong section.
 

A:USB/Folder Password Protection

have a look at these, both free, should suit your needs perfectly

Rohos

TrueCrypt
 

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Hi there,

I have a USB flash drive (16GB), and on it there are two folders: Personal and Work. To access these folders, I'd like to password protect each directory with a separate password (if possible).

Does anyone know of a free/cheap piece of software I could use to achieve this?

With thanks,
DC.
 

A:Solved: USB Password Protection

TrueCrypt
 

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If you disabled the default arrangement to require a password then you simply go into set up and restore (tick the box) to set it to be required.What make and model is your router? With that info pholks here can direct you to the correct part of the manual/setup to achieve it.

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I'm having some...roommate issues since coming to university. Needless to say, I would like to set up a password protection for when I turn on the computer, and when the screensaver comes on. Sad thing is, I don't know how to turn it on or off.

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Thank you.
 

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Hi,
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I am looking for a way to password protect certain apps on my PC running win 10. What i mean is that i want to put a password when trying to open the application. Is there any such function built-in win10 or do i need a third party software for this?
If the latter, can you recommend any such software ?

A:Password protection of applications

Is this for yourself or to stop others using certain apps.

You can set the UAC to always require an password, I assume you are the administrator of the machine in question, just add run as administrator to any program you wish to protect (and don't tell others the password

Another option would be Microsoft Family
Family Settings - Manage for Child in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Is it possible to password protect individual folders on an ftp site so that not everybody that accesses the site has access to all the info on the site but only specific folders? If this is possible how do I do it?
 

A:ftp site password protection?

yes, sort of.
you need to set up different users, and allow different users access to different directories.
 

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I recently created a password for Owner and for Admiistartor. But I really do't need password protection. How can I undo the need to type in passwords?

XP; Dell Dimension 2400.

grandpaw7
 

A:Undoing password protection

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Hi, I was wondering if there is any way to make a password required to open a folder. I want to protect certain documents on my computer. I would prefer to not have have to encrypt the whole contents of the folder and decrypt the whole contents whenever I want to access the files. Is there any way to do this?

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Can anyone recommed a good and free password protection software program that I can use on WinME?

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A:Password protection program.

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I recently have been looking into putting passwords on my files, to protect myself from hackers and from prying eyes cough**mom**cough. I tried using TrueCrypt but its a pain to have to mount the drive every time you log in, then dismount when you log out and keeping the program open. I've also tried putting opening a notepad document and implement this code:
cls
Echo OFF
title Folder Private
if EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" goto UNLOCK
if NOT EXIST Private goto MDLOCKER
:CONFIRM
echo Are you sure you want to lock the folder(Y/N)
set/p "cho=>"
if %cho%==Y goto LOCK
if %cho%==y goto LOCK
if %cho%==n goto END
if %cho%==N goto END
echo Invalid choice.
goto CONFIRM
:LOCK
ren Private "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
attrib +h +s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
echo Folder locked
goto End
:UNLOCK
echo Enter password to unlock folder
set/p "pass=>"
if NOT %pass%== 'insert password here' goto FAIL
attrib -h -s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
ren "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" Private
echo Folder Unlocked successfully
goto End
:FAIL
echo Invalid password
goto end
:MDLOCKER
md Private
echo Private created successfully
goto End
:End
This would work but it is quite easy to bypass the password function and read the files.
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A:USB Encryption/Password Protection

There are quite a number of excellent USB flash drives that are designed for this, but encryption software for generic USB flash drives is trouble in the few systems I have seen... and there are too many ways to get around the encryption. Your unknown invader might not be able to get to your files... or if good, he might. But he can easily get rid of what is on the drive and use it as his own.
 

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A:JUMP Drive Password Protection

Lexar has a password protect for their drives. Not sure about the others. You may want to check the web site of whoever made your drive. They may have one you can download.
 

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Hi,

Does anyone know of any s/w that is free to download that provides the option to "password protect" a folder in Windows XP? I saw that there are many s/w that are trial versions and expire after a few days, I am looking for something that will stay and is free.

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Password Protection for folders

What exactly are you trying to do. You can restrict users access to folders with XP's builtin permissions.
 

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Greetings,

I have got Windows Vista (service pack 2) installed on my Toshiba-Satellite U500-10L (PSU5EE) laptop. Recently I have faced a serious problem; Windows Admin Password is vulnerable through the Boot-Menu (F12 key when you turn on the laptop) of the machine, I mean everybody with a boot USB/CD can crack the password.

Now I would like to either restrict the access to the Boot-Menu or remove the options of booting by USB/CD from the Menu. I have just installed the last BIOS update (2.5 WIN), but unfortunately the BIOS does not provide any options for restricting the access to or modifying the Boot-Menu. I find this to be a major breach of security, is their any way to deal with this problem?

I appreciate your quick response.

Regards, John

A:Satellite U500-10L and password protection

Hi

If you want to protect your notebook set BIOS user password - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/FAQ9202JE0000R01.htm
After doing this nobody will be able to start your notebook and even pass BIOS check.

On this way your notebook will be fully protected.

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Hi im having problems with wirless router cause i dont know how to set password when someone is connecting to my router?
Its pretty lame if my neigbours start using my internet connection.

I think that this is right place to set pw. But dunno how.
http://192.168.0.1/

My ps3 just connected to router without asking any passwords... So i think that theres no protection now.
My laptop asked pin-code when i connected. but not ps3.

PLZ help me thanks.
 

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A:Password Protection for File Folders

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Let me start by saying I was DUMB. I password protected a Word doc about six months ago. I can not remember the password, and have tried everything and combination I can think may even remotely be the password.
I contacted MS Support, but not surprisingly they will not offer help --- possible legal issues.

Does anyone know of a way to either determine the password, or better yet, disable or go around the password. This is a draft copy of a business plan, and I am desperate to get at it.

Any help would be GREATLY apreciated!!!
 

A:Password Protection -- Microsoft Word 97

Although I've been told it can't be done, here is a site that should help.
http://www.accessdata.com/

Randy
 

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Hello, before I ask my question I just want to say that I am Security+ certified if that means anything. What I'm trying to say is that I know what encryption is and how it works so I don't need an explanation on that.

My question comes from the fact that I have been using WinRAR for a while now to zip my documents. For the more sensitive documents I have always set a password (password-protected). That's great and all, just like with any password if someone's determined enough they can crack it, but for the most part, unless someone knows the password they can't get in right? Well that's exactly what I want.

Lately I've been playing with Symantec Encryption Desktop and it has a file/folder encryption feature that's pretty neat. It can use public/private keys, passphrase, it can even create a password-protected Self Decrypting Archive. While I know the benefits of encryption; especially sending documents over unsecured channels, the cyphertext would only be "unreadable" because no one knows the password or key. If anyone captures this document and does a rainbow table attack on it they would be able to decypher it pretty much the same way as cracking the password in a password-protected document.

So here's my question, what good is it to encrypt if the same concept of cracking the password can gain an attacker access to my files? Encrypted or not, soon as they get that password they would be able to read it. So really,... Read more

A:Solved: Encryption vs Password Protection

On a slightly different slant here. Encrypting the hard drive is better than just passwording an account, because encryption can foil off-line attacks, like booting up a Linux Live CD and mounting the drive.

I don't know if Winrar encrypts a password protected file or not. What it may be doing is just prompt the user for a password and that password is just something that satisfies the Winrar program. That is to say, if I use a hex editor on the password protected file, can one copy and paste contents into an non-password protected rar file ? If so, that is an off-line attack that bypasses Winrar's access control.

So I would say that encryption is better than just access control.

You may have heard of Truecrypt, which creates encrypted folders. The program is capable of doing 2 factor authentication: requiring a password as well as a key file.
 

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In Control Panel, Power Options, you can choose to not require a password in the sleep mode. Despite setting it this way, it keeps requiring a password. Bug?

A:Sleep password protection won't turn off!

Can you get to it in Advanced Power settings? It may be grayed out in there, but clicking on it offers a way to unlock it.

Password Protection on Wakeup - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

That image is slid down a little, the setting will be up at the top, right under "Change Settings that are currently unavailable" Click on the "Change" link and it should unlock the "Turn Off Password" to wake thing.

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Hi: I can't seem to find an answer to what seems to be a pretty basic question. What is protected by the password logon in Window 7? If someone gets ahold of my notebook, can they remove the drive and access the data as a secondary drive? I keep various data all over the drive, not just in my folder (I'm the only user).

On my XP notebook, I've encrypted the entire drive with TrueCrypt and a strong password. Should I do the same on my Windows 7 machine?

Thanks,

George

A:Password protection: basic question

Yes, anyone with physical access to your machine could stick your hard drive into their computer, and access all the data.

If you want that secured, you should encrypt the drive, using whatever program you like.

Obviously, nobody can access your hard drive over the internet. They can only try to crack your password. You should have a strong password for that cause.

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Hello all.

I'm curious if this is indeed possible, and if so, how. I've done some googling around & found the odd application that *may* accomplish this, but wasn't satisfied. Here's the scenario:

1. Computer is left idle; screensaver comes on & computer goes into a "locked" state.
2. Mouse/keyboard activity disables screensaver; password is then needed to unlock the computer.

Okay, simple enough; Windows can do that much on it's own if I want it to. But here's what I'm looking for:

3. Upon x number of incorrect password entries, and/or y amount of time, the computer automatically shuts down.

I *may* have found an application or two that could take care of x, but not y.

Do any of you have some advice or suggestions?

FYI I'm using Windows Vista Ultimate 64 (really liking it, BTW) and also TrueCrypt WDE. Since I am sometimes forced to leave my computer running unattended for extended periods of time, I feel this step is necessary.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated, and thank-you in advance.

A:Modified screensaver password protection?

Clarification: Coming back from a screensaver state, windows asks you for a password to continue. In my scenario, you would have to enter the correct password within 1 minute or the computer will automatically shut down. You have 2 attempts in which to do so, or, again, shutdown will occur.

Anybody out there? :)

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How do I password protect my file folders with important files on windows 8.

A:Password Protection Tech Support

if you setup different users AS users and NOT as administrator on the PC and do not give out your password

This has worked on windows 8 for a different user
XOSLAB.COM

just dont forget the password - Make sure you have a backup of all your data ,

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Didn't have any luck with this post under OS and it applies to security so I am trying here...

Hi,

In response to a NetBIOS alert from ZoneAlarm, I am attempting to restrict access to my shares to increase my security on the net. Although I am runnng Wkn2 I am a single user. In a month or so I will be networking one other home PC.

Want I want to know are two things. One how do I password restrict my shares. Also, I changed the number of users for my Net Share settings to 2 (C Drive only). Was that a dangerous idea on trying to limit access? Or am I on a good track.

The text from the alert that promoted the question:

"NetBIOS is intended to ensure your computer's resources are made available to other computers on a network. However, you probably don't want to share your files with the entire Internet. Using passwords to secure your file and printer sharing is a basic step in preventing unauthorized browsing or tampering of files from your computer. Because some Windows computers come pre-configured with insecure NetBIOS configurations, it is a good idea to make sure you have password protection set up on your shares. To perform this properly, please consult Windows help resources."
 

A:Password for Net Shares / Protection Against NetBIOS?

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My 64bit laptop is connected to cable Internet/router, with wi-fi disabled-
I trialed Bitdefender IS (Slow/buggy!), and it forced me to create a logon password.

After uninstalling BD, I set PW to spaces so I wouldn't be prompted every time I booted.
Now Win popup says to create a new PW, as current PW expires in 4 days.

How can I completely stop PW protection, and Not be bugged again?

A:How to completely stop password protection?

I don't recommend this but if you really want to disable the password from the start menu type in secpol.msc. Expand account policies > password policies. Double click on minimum password length, enter 0, and then close. Open maximum password age and enter 0 and close both windows. From control panel open up user accounts. Click on your account and then select remove password. Type in your current password and then click on remove password.

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Hello. Is there a way to keep the icons on my desktop locked into position, without having another person come by after me and rearrange the icons? Like a password protection type software? (I'm not talking about the auto-arrange button issue) Thx for any help. DM

A:icon locking with password protection?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by drmax


Hello. Is there a way to keep the icons on my desktop locked into position, without having another person come by after me and rearrange the icons? Like a password protection type software? (I'm not talking about the auto-arrange button issue) Thx for any help. DM


Hi drmax,

Check this software link below which might help you achieve what you desire:

DesktopOK 3.55 Save and restore the desktop icon positions.

Hope it helps.

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My two kids share a computer with Windows XP. My 18 year old has set it so you need to put in a password to load his profile at startup. Now I can't view his files and folders. Before I have to beat it out of him is there a way I can go in to view his folders, etc.? I have administrator rights as I set up my own profile as well as my other son's on their computer. Thank you for any suggestions.
 

A:Son added password protection to WinXP

If you are admin and he won't let you in threaten to delete his profile. Is it a guest account? If so go into user accounts in Control Panel and change his password, that'll learn 'im.
 

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My computer recently failed to restart. So I pulled my hard drive and hooked it up on my other computer to backup all the files to my external maxtor one-touch backup drive. Problem is the profile I have on my hard drive for XP was password protected (from my crashed computer). So on my backup, I can not open the folder for my password protected profile (Documents & Settings/Tom). It says "Access Denied". The other profile I setup on that hard drive was not password protected and I can access that one fine. Just not the one I did password protect. Does anyone know how I can remove the password protection so I can access these files?
Thanks
Tom
 

A:XP Profile Password Protection - How do I disable it?

Login as Administrator to access the files but don't do anything else.
 

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I was wondering what the best way to password protect my flash drive is. My sandisk 8gb flash drive came with the stock sandisk software that supposibly password protects my data. This didnt seem so, so im looking for a new way to protect my files. Is there a program that when the drive is plugged in, the user is prompted for the password before even seeing the files on my drive?

A:Flash drive password protection

Well it depends on how ur looking at it - if u are running it on ur machine then yes u can apply rules from 3rd party apps on it. if its ur generic plug and play device such as ur sanddisk im sure u could just use the one that came with it. why did u say "this doesnt seem so" in your post? care to elaborate?

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