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Q: localservice profile has a protect folder with...

[C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Application Data\Microsoft\Protect\s-1-5-19]
has over 900,000 files....

I have noticed, once I could see all the files (little over 900,000), that the the first filename datestamp goes to 11/23/2006 and the last one is 11/04/2007. Now, I have had this laptop two years prior to the first file and the file writing to this folder stopped about 3 weeks ago.
I can not backup my drive using Ghost because of failures scanning this folder. I can't virus scan because it takes over 10 hours. It is driving me crazy. I have renamed, changed attribute, moved this folder some where else and I am still afraid of deleting this folder due to the known reasons. It is related to the localservice account / group and I definitely don't want to loose all my installations.
However, a friend of mine at work recommend imaging this laptop and installing the image on a vmware and then deleting this folder and see what happens. However, I am afraid that the initial image processing may fail too.
Has anyone got back to you on this issue with some kind of a direction at all???
Any information will help.

thx

JohnE

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There's a hidden system folder (XP SP2) called the LocalService folder under Documents and Settings. It contains a cookies folder, which in turn contains (sometimes) a few cookies, and an index.dat file. Can anyone answer these questions for me, please?

1. Why would a website plant a cookie in this system folder instead of the usual temporary internet files folder?
2. Ccleaner doesn't, by default, clear out these particular cookies, but I could set it up to do a custom clean of the LocalService cookie folder. That, presumably, would also delete the index.dat file. Is it safe to do that? Would Windows automatically recreate this index.dat file if it were deleted? (What bothers me here is that the LocalService folder is well-hidden for a reason, and I don't want to start deleting stuff in there without knowing what the consequences might be.)

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First of all, hello guys, this is my first post and thanks for you hard work.. and sorry for my poor english .

I've got into my C:\Documents and Settings a folder called LocalService that i can't remove.
I think that is has been created by some kind of spyware (Downloader.Adblock.J .. is it possibile?) that yesterday had blocked my entire internet connection.

After some searches on the other pc, and some "working", i think i managed to disable te spyware by disabling a service called "norton" executed by "C:\WINDOWS\nvsnav.exe" under services.msc

Then i removed the file with killbox, did a scan with spybot and ewido (all of two updated to the last references) in safe mode.

The problem seems to stop in fact now i can use my internet connection at its full speed but this folder is used by some kind of process and i'm not able to remove this. (and even the service called norton: yes, it's disabled but i want to remove it and i don't know how to do)

This is my Hijackthis Log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 17.53.39, on 04/01/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
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A:LocalService Folder. Cannot Remove.

No one can help me?
 

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I am trying to rename a user profile under C:\Users (I am logged into the Administrator profile on my computer), and am getting an error that the folder or file is in use, so I cannot rename it.

I have tried multiple options to fix it after researching online:
I tried ending the "explorer.exe" process, and then restarting it via "new task" in task manager. It was suggested that this would "unlock" the file or folder for a short period of time. It did not work for me.
I tried clearing both my recycle bin and my "Thumbnails" folders from Disk Cleanup. That also did not work for me.
I was going to try to disable thumbnail caching temporarily by following instructions online, but the computer was unable to locate "gpedit.msc".
Could anyone advise? This is a very important step of a process I'm being worked with on in a separate thread and I cannot proceed until I have renamed this file, and am afraid to restart the computer since I've just done a "takeown" command on this Administrator profile.

A:Unable to rename user profile folder under Administrator profile

Boot into Safe Mode and try again.

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Hiii there, I have just locked my personal folder through Priyan's lock but unable to unlock it again. An icon of Control panel is being shown instead of default icon. and when I am opening it, control panel window is shown. What to do? ***email removed*** It will be a great help as this folder contain very important personal documents. Please reply asap.
 

A:Solved: how to unlock folder protected by Priyan's Folder Protect

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I have an XBox 360 (NOT connected to Xbox LIVE) and my two younger brothers, as well as me, have a gamer profile. My two younger brothers sometimes accidently sign in as me, which is very annoying, as I like to complete the games myself! Is there any way to password protect an Xbox 360 Gamer Profile (that is offline)? Or at least a HDD, then I can buy my own memory stick, to use for my profile.
 

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Is there a way to password protect a folder without having to password protect all the dcouments in the folder?
 

A:password protect a folder rather than documents in the folder

This is not a "business applications" question, but a Windows question. I'm moving it to the appropriate forum. Good luck!
 

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HELP! I've accidentally moved my Documents Folder into my user profile folder by mistake and now i have a mess. basically I now have a folder that goes something like this: c:\users\documents\ and it contains a duplicate of everything that was already in the desktop\username\documents folder except now I can't rename or delete my user profile folders...ad I don't have a restore point to go back to what can I do? any help would be very much appreciated please!! Thanks!!

A:Moved Documents Folder to User Profile Folder

You could try to open another user account. I think that would be a possible way to solve your problem.

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Hi All

I've read a few online articles on how to protect the contents of a folder. Bitlocker, 3rd party software and some cmd magic can also be used, but what is really the best/safest AND most user-friendly(the user being the administrator of that folder) way to protect/secure a folder? Also, that folder must be able to be uploaded to a cloud service such as google drive and downloaded on another computer and still be accessible by myself on the other computer...

Thank You

A:What is the best way to Protect a Folder?

Dave,

The simplist way is to zip the folder using something like 7ZIP, and password protect it. Other solutions (e.g. portable TrueCrypt) are generally more complex.

Regards,
Golden

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I have a folder of documents I want to password protect or something equivalent, to make the folder confidential. does windows 7 allow for doing that, or do I need some third party software?

thanks.

A:Protect Folder

Windows 7 does not have a native feature to do this but if you Google "Password protect folder on Windows 7" there's loads of ideas!

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HI Guys how can protect folder without any application ...?
 

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Is it possible to password protect a folder name without interfering with all files and sub-folders within?

I'd like for users to be able to add, delete, or modify anthing within the folder but only the administrator can change the folder name.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
 

A:protect folder name?

Sure, just give the users Read and Write permissions only, and Maybe Execute.

Here's a MS link to explain, see the table NTFS Folder Permissions:
http://mspress.microsoft.com/prod/books/sampchap/4510.htm
 

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I would like to password protect read access to a folder in WinXP SP2. I'd still like to allow programs to write to it without problems, I just don't want anyone to be able to go through and read it.

The purpose: I have a program that logs all my instant message programs and keeps them in a folder. I would like to keep people from browsing through this folder without a password.

Thanks in advance for your help.
 

A:Password Protect folder

You will have to get a 3rd party tool for that... or just put a password on your profile and make it private.
 

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i have a folder of things ive typed up that i dont want people to be able to read on my computer, i cant make the folder private so i was wondering. is there a way i can password protect the folder, there is only one user on XP but Other people still use my comp and i dont want people to be able to read my stuff so i need to password protect the folder,

thank you

A:Password Protect Folder

Would it not be easier to password you screen saver? Set it for a low time.

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I have the exact same problem as Saleem. Locked the folder this morning and couldn't unlock it. It was a Control panel icon and when I double click and right click > Open, it went to the Control Panel. It didn't show Unlock in the right click either. Heres my HijackThis log file:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 13:34:57, on 12/11/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AUTOSH~1\AS_Service.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ups.exe
C:\Program Files\Browser Mouse\Browser Mouse\1.0\lwbwheel.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
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A:Help please for priyan's folder protect

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does any one hav this
i need this plz

A:Priyan's Folder Protect

Hi hnkhWhat is your question regarding this software. I personally do not have it, but will try my best to answer any questins you have about it.David

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Does anybody know if it is possible to put a password on an individual folder in XP? How?
 

A:Password Protect Folder in XP

http://www.iconlockit.com/default.htm
 

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I was wondering if there is a way to password protect a specific file or folder.
-Thanks
 

A:password protect folder

This function is buitlt in to XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306531

or you could use TrueCrypt (free):
http://www.truecrypt.org/

Richard
 

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Is there any way to password protect a folder? What if I convert it into a 7z file? Will that work?

A:How to password protect a folder?

Yes, use the EFS:



Back up the security key once you do. If that is gone you most likely will never access the files. Also, be careful if you encrypt the %TMP% folder. Some installers will choke. Otherwise if you have 7 Ultimate use Bitlocker.

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I want to password protect a folder. Inside the folder I want to put an icon to start up Outlook Express. I also want to put files inside the folder.
 

A:Is There Any Way To Password Protect A Folder?

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Is there a way to password protect a folder i.e. your pictures folder.
For windows 7 ofc ^^

A:Hello, is there a way to password protect a folder?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by z1llverdusttt


Is there a way to password protect a folder i.e. your pictures folder.
For windows 7 ofc ^^


I think you can do that with such softwares, TrueCrypt, MyWinlocker...FolderLocker, DirLock...

But you can aswell set to private all the folder in C:\Users\your Name\

Right click the user name you want, then "Share With"=>"Not Sharing"...it will make the all username private.

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The user wants to be able to password protect a folder in his My Documents. The folder has several subfolders and 80 some Word files. He is on NTFS. Is there a way to password protect a file?

Also, what does applying EFS to the folder by encrypting it do? How does encrypting the folder offer protection?

A:How To Password Protect A Folder

You cannot password protect the folder but if the user has XP Pro you can encrypt the folder.Check out this article; How To Encrypt a File in Windows XP.

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Could anyone tell me how to password protect a folder in word? Help tells you how to do it for a file, but not a folder.
abermapman
 

A:password protect a folder

I don't believe that MS-Word includes any support for applying password protection to a folder. It will only control password protection for individual Word files.

Windows XP Professional on an NTFS formatted hard drive allows you to encrypt a folder so that its contents can only be opened by the user that encrypted it. Any other user of the computer can look inside the folder but is blocked from opening or copying any files in the folder.
 

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I need to password protect a folder and even possibly hide it from being scanned by my firewall and exclude it from being searched.

No, it isnt filled with hacking tools. It has some ADULT material in it that i do not want others to get their hands on. I'm 18, but i would still like to keep my ''collection'' a secret. I need to AT LEAST password protect it.
 

A:Password protect a folder?

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Hi everyone,

I'm looking for a way to password protect a folder on a USB device. I just want to password lock the actual folder not encrypt and decrypt all the files within it this takes way to long.

if there's any program or script I can create?

thanks

A:Password Protect Folder USB

Hey, unfortunately because of the nature of USB storage (and the way in which they can be read by many OSes [which you wouldn't be able to script for]) The only secure way to password protect a USB stick is by encrypting the files within or using an encrypted file system.

I've heard good things about TrueCrypt and the time it takes to encrypt/decrypt. It depends entirely on how badly you need to make the files inaccessible.

Cheers,
Jamey

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Is it possible to password-protect a folder or a briefcase? If so, how is it done?
 

A:How do you password-protect a folder?

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I want to back up my important docs on a little flash drive I can carry. Is there a way to password protect the drive itself, or the folder I save the docs to?.....just in case I were to lose it..

A:How can I password protect a folder?

see if cryptainer le will work for you http://www.cypherix.com/cryptainerle/

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Hi,

Can we protect a folder with the password in windows without using any third party tool ? could anyone please tell me how can i do that ?

Awaiting for the reply.

Thank you for your valauble time.
 

A:can we protect the folder with the password

http://www.worldstart.com/tips/tips.php/232
 

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haha, the title says it all. i have windows xp, and need to hide some things. can i password protect a folder?
 

A:any way to password protect a folder?

Do a search for IZArc35. Its free and you can password a zip folder.
 

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how do I password protect a folder in xp?
 

A:how do I password protect a folder in xp?

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Hi.

looking for a password manager to protect a folder in my documents,Did some search and came across this one that I found on inserting password protect a folder into the search box top right.

Does any one know anything about this software Please or any other similar method.

Many thanks to all.

PS,Forgot to say if you select the video on this site there will be some girls dancing.I believe its just an advert I hope.
I'm not looking for this for anything down that line,Just want to keep some medical records safe.


Safeplicity - Password protect your important data - files and folders

A:Password protect a folder W10

Originally Posted by dafydd


<snip>,Just want to keep some medical records safe.
Safeplicity - Password protect your important data - files and folders



I don't know how it is in the UK, but medical records in the US are subject to very strict Federal regulations about privacy, aka HIPAA.
It's not something I would want to freelance with, especially with untested and possibly non-compliant 3rd-party software.
There is little/no slack cut for violations and the penalties are substantial.

I would assume there is something similar in the UK?

Unless you are talking about your own personal medical records on your own personal, home computer (and even then), I would research the rules very thoroughly before proceeding.

<just sayin>

MM

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Hi everybody

Is there a way of password protecting my folders so that i can prevent nosy people from opening them?

nikka

A:Password folder protect

there was actually a tutorial made for that here recently.

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I just need to know how to password protect a folder in xp pro.
 

A:Password Protect Folder

This should help:
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000705.htm
 

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Can I password protect a folder in XP? If so how?
 

A:Password Protect a Folder

here's a free tool from Microsoft to protect folders.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Lockdown/Microsoft-Private-Folder.shtml
 

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how to protect "WINDOWS" folder in xp? so that the files inside it cannot be deleted. because it happens to me that almost all of the files inside the WINDOWS folder are deleted and as a result the OS cannot be booted.

If you are thinking why i know that almost all of the files inside the WINDOWS folder are being deleted, well that is because i've make the harddisk (the one that has a problem) as a slave and found out that only 3 folders and 5 or 6 files are left inside the WINDOWS folder.
.tnx!

A:How To Protect "windows" Folder In Xp?

You will have to reinstall XP to get the computer working again
After that create a non-administrative ("Limited User") account and use that for day to day work so that you can't delete items within the Windows folder.

Be careful when installing programs or deleting files, and make sure you backup important data!

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Hi All,

I'm currently in need of a tool or piece of software that will password, or even easier, lock a folder.
At the moment, Domain Admins within our network are able to view pretty much all of the C drive. I am a DA myself.

I'd preferably like to be able to gain access just by opening it (thus authenticating with my account). At the least, i will have to manually enter a password each time.

Can anybody recommend a tool or software that is safe? Opensource is always good...

Thanks!
 

A:Password protect folder

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I want a folder to be password protected at all times even when the admin is logged on. I am the admin but incase i leave my computer up and some else goes on it i dont want them to be able to go into the folder.

A:How do i password protect a folder even when

Download Microsoft Private Folder 1.0 Free - Microsoft Private Folder is a useful tool for you to protect your private data - Softpedia

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I've never looked into how to do this before but now I have a folder with pretty important documents I would like to password protect it.Can anyone tell me how this is done or if it is even possible to do.Thank you.
 

A:password protect folder

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Hello
we had a windows server 2008 Domain network.
now we have deployed a brand new windows server 2012 R2 forest.
so we must disjoin client computers from previous domain and join them to this new domain.
when users of this new domain login to their computers, new profile folder is created for them (e.g. c:\users\u1.newdomain.lab, but this folder definitely doesn't contain their previous profile folder contents (desktop, documents, App data....)
what is the best solution to migrate user profiles from each previous user to related new user without any problem ?
i tried copying the entire profile folder of each user & replace it on the profile folder new user, but some problem arises, when this new user tries to login using this replaced profile folder.
i am not sure is it right forum to ask user profile related question?
thanks in advanced

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I am trying to password a folder on two of my computers. Is there anyway to do it on Win 98 and Win XP.

I am willing to download any freeware or maybe buy something if anyone has any ideas.
 

A:Can you password protect a folder on WinXP?

Yes there are two ways that I know. One is to use winzip to zip the containing folder and assign a password.

The second way Is a bit more geeky. In xphome you restart and boot in safe mode. You log in as administrator. Then you find the containing folder and right click it. There are new tabs, one of them is the security tab. Here you can deny acces to certain accounts.
 

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A:Is there a way to password protect a particular folder in windows xp?

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;306531

Or you can use some third-party software.
There are absolutely loads of freeware and shareware programs for doing this.
 

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Dear Sir

Few months back I installed priyan's folder protect from http://gsm.mastinetwork.com

It was working good until a few weeks later when suddenly all my locked folders changed into a control panel icon.

Usually to unlock it, i would just have to double click the folder & enter my password but this time when i double clicked it, it just open the control panel. Right clicking on the folder doesnt work either, theres no Unlock option. Theres no way i can view the folder contents!

Iíll be grateful to you if you could help me in reopening of my folders
Waiting for your reply

Regards
Saleem
 

A:problem in priyan's folder protect

Hiya and welcome

The link you've posted isn't working.

Looks like you're not the only one this has happened to:

http://forums.techguy.org/all-other-software/497665-priyans-folder-protect-problems.html

Was the program a trial version?

Also, lets have a look at a HT log, go to http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/hijackthis_sfx.exe , and download 'Hijack This!'.
Doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log somewhere, and please copy & paste its contents to the forum.

It will possibly show other issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required, so do NOT fix anything yet.

Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.

Regards

eddie
 

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We have a shared network that requires a password to enter, however i want to place a folder on the network that has a password.
All users are able to access on the folders on the network as soon as they login to it but I want to create a secure folder that certain users can access.
I tried creating a batch file to lock the folder, this works on my own computer but not in the network itself, it says access denied and closes before allowing me to type the password to unlock or lock the folder.
Has anyone any ideas on doing this without the use of third party software or creating a new user because i still want certain users to have access to it

A:Password Protect Folder on Network

Hi and Welcome to SevenForums.

Generally the way you would do this is using NTFS permissions rather than setting a password on the folder (setting a password isn't possible within windows without 3rd party tools / scripts as far as i am aware)

Where is this network?
If it is at work i recommend you ask your IT department to do this but below is a guide that may help if needed.

If you are not familiar with NTFS permissions then this may be a lot to take in but check this guide out Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

Regards,
Jamie

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I want that when somebody will log on to my computer when I'm not there with it's own User and Pass, to be prompted for its own ID when he's trying to access for example the folder D:\games or or file c:\word.exe or even the entire drive D: that I denied access for (Write, Read, Execute etc.).
I want something like in Windows XP: you're prompted for User/Pass and after logging , if you have proper rights you can access D: or start Word.exe, otherwise you receive a NICE message : " You don't have rights to do that or that..."
Thanks.
 

A:Folder protect W2000 Pro Worskstation

You have to create users in admin tools user management and give the appropriate rights .
 

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Is there a way to copy protect a folder in windows Xp?

I've got some useful stuff on local disk D which i want others to use... But i dont want them to make copies out of it.

plz help.
 

A:How to copy protect a folder in Windows XP

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How can I password protect a folder without having to encript it.

A:Password protect a financial folder

Hello Robert,

A couple of links for you to peruse.

Hello, is there a way to password protect a folder?

How to Password-Protect a Folder in Windows 7 | PCWorld

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My computer does not use a log in password. It boots right to the desktop. However, I would like to password protect one single folder without having to have a password on the whole computer. Can this be done?

It's my understanding that if one sets a password on a file or folder, then one is required to log in to that computer itself.
 

A:Solved: Password protect folder?

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Hi,

One of my friends at work was asking if it was possible to put a password on one of the folder's on his harddrive. I have told him it is possible (as I did it years ago, but can't remember how).

I searched Google, but all I get are sites where they want to charge you for software to do this (which i'm not against paying for software, but if it can be done without spending the money then great).

Does anyone know of a way of doing this?

Any help would be greatly appreciated..
 

A:How do you Password Protect a folder (Windows XP)

Well you can Zip the Folder and put a password on it but other than that I don't believe Windows ever had anything native that did it, if that is what you are referrring to. Microsoft did come out with a utility called Private Folders but then quickly yanked it from their website because Network Administrators accross america banded together and forced their hand to remove it.

Now there are programs that can encrypt the folder with a password. I usually use Axcrypt to do this but there is an easier utility out there to use and it is free. I just can't remember the name of it. It was something like one click encrypt or single click encrypt. My Google foo isn't working right now.
 

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There are two user accounts on a pc in my workplace. One of administrator and one of staff.

I need to make a folder on desktop for Staff user where the staff can copy paste files to and from the folder the folder say ?Target? but they can?t delete that folder and its contents.

That is to say they can copy their own folder from their usb drive say ?Ferrari pictures? to the ?target? folder. But once copied, that Ferrari pictures cannot be deleted by ?Staff? user without administrator privileges.
Can anyone help me out how should I set the permissions for this folder? I tried fiddling with the options in the security tab but couldn?t get what I want. I?m running windows 7 ? 64 bit.

A:Making a delete protect folder

Did you look at group policy Local Group Policy Editor - Open - Windows 7 Help Forums
there are further tutorials down the page which you can look into

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I have just set up my first ever home network and apart from a few permission hassles (first time I've been really annoyed with Vista), it all seems to be going well.

I have the Password protected sharing turned off, however there is one particular shared folder that has a sub-folder I don't want anybody else to access. Is there anyway to protect an individual folder, or at least make it invisible to others, but still be accessible to me? At the moment I'm a little networked over-loaded and am drawing a blank.

A:Password protect particular shared folder?

Hi smarteyeball,

What I would do is set Pasword protected sharing on and set the sharing & security permissions to everything except you private folder to "Everyone", Setting the Private folder's security permissions should then allow you to set View, execute etc permissions on a per user basis.

Hope this helps

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I CAN'T OPEN MY LOCKED FOLDER USING PRIYANS FOLDER PROTECT SOFTWARE. IF I DOUBLE CLICK THE LOCKED FOLDER ITS GOING TO THE CONTROL PANEL..
SO PLEASE HELP ME I WANT THAT DATA
PLEASE PLEASE..........................................
 

A:Priyans folder protect has a problem

First off; Hello manjesh, and welcome to TSG.

Second, using all caps for a post is not easy to read and many people consider it as rude shouting. You also posted in a forum reserved for posts related to members commenting about using this web site and making suggestions for changes to the site.

We do have forums for getting help with software in different broad categorizes as well as a catch all software category. We also have a search function on the site, which I used to find this old topic:

Priyan's Folder Protect problems
http://forums.techguy.org/all-other-software/497665-priyan-s-folder-protect-problems.html

(Sounds like you entrusted your data to some software of questionable quality and questionable reliability )
 

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I have a weird one!!! In trying to solve other problems with the help of RIED in the HJT forum, I have stumbled on what I think is a BIG problem. I am trying to run the programs recommended by Ried (Ewido, Panda, etc), but when the scan gets to the system folder C:\documents and settings\owner\application data\microsoft\protect.
There is a folder in there along with a CREDHIST file. The folder is a string of number\letter combinations, but when I try to open it locks up the comp. When I try to right click to see properties, it never finds the end for size and number of files. After 10 minutes it was still 'counting' and was over 1 gig and 300,000 files and counting.
I did a search for file *.* in that folder and was able to see that each file looked like a string of numbers and letters and was less than 1k each, but the search was never ending either. I have had Panda running since midnight last night and it is still on that folder 10 hours later...I don't know if it will ever end.
Does anyone have a clue on this?
Can delete these files? I looked on my other 2 computers, and they both only have about a dozen files in the protect folder.

Thanks in Advance,
TB

A:HELP..Something wrong in Microsoft\Protect folder

I have the same issue on my laptop. I have noticed, once I could see all the files (little over 900,000), that the the first filename datestamp goes to 11/23/2006 and the last one is 11/04/2007. Now, I have had this laptop two years prior to the first file and the file writing to this folder stopped about 3 weeks ago.
I can not backup my drive using Ghost because of failures scanning this folder [C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Application Data\Microsoft\Protect\s-1-5-19]. I can't virus scan because it takes over 10 hours. It is driving me crazy. I have renamed, changed attribute, moved this folder some where else and I am still afraid of deleting this folder due to the known reasons. It is related to the localservice account / group and I definitely don't want to loose all my installations.
However, a friend of mine at work recommend imaging this laptop and installing the image on a vmware and then deleting this folder and see what happens. However, I am afraid that the initial image processing may fail too.
Has anyone got back to you on this issue with some kind of a direction at all???
Any information will help.

thx

JohnE

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Like a Flashdrive for example? (And by protect I mean with a secure password.)
 

A:Is there any way to protect a Folder on a external harddrive

Most externals are formatted as FAT32, so the answer is basically NO.
You can get a PGP tool to protect files and folders.

If you ONLY attach to Windows systems, you might consider

converting the external to NTFS
then changing the NTFS permissions on the folder of concern to allow only your login

 

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I tried using WinZip, a friend said that it's possible to password protect a ZIP file but I am unable to do so. I don't like WinRar and 7Zip much for daily use, so I would like to have an alternative to password protect my folders/files.

I have heard and read about many 3rd party softwares, but all of them create a separate folder in which I have transfer the files, similar to a real life locker. But the kind of software I need is the one which has the ability to right click a folder/file and set a password, and whenever someone clicks on it, the password is asked.

I DO NOT want the folder/file to be invisible, I want it to be visible but protected by a password.

Any suggestions on a built-in or a 3rd party software to do so?
I'm on Windows 7 Home Premium (32 bit).

Thanks.

Regards,
Abhishek Sharma

A:How do I password protect a folder/file?

I don't think it is possible to password protect a single file/folder. You' have to either use one of the file compressors or create a virtual partition to save your files to that need protection. TrueCrypt and PGP come to mind. with compression, 7zip I think is more secure.

Other option is to place a password on your startup so one is needed to start the PC.

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I want to password protect a folder on an EXTERNAL hard drive. I tried using a program but I think it only works if the file is on my actual computer and not the external hard drive. I have windows xp and I'm using a WD Passport.
 

A:Is it possible to password protect a folder on a external HD?

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I am trying to password protect a folder or file in win 8.1 desktop have tried program zip winRar or compressed window folder.
I am able to add the password to zip folder , but when i transfer the zip folder to a usb and try and open it on my laptop using vista which has winrar as well, it doesn't even give me the option for password it nor will it open, it will only show properties pop up.
i just want to open the file or folder on any computer but only with password.

A:Password protect a folder or file

Instead of using a .ZIP file on WinRAR, convert the file to a .rar and then add your password.

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I recently had my laptop hard drive replaced (using Windows XP SP 2) but the Home & Student 2007 they installed lacked Outlook so I installed my 2003 copy of Office Outlook. A few days later when I booted up, a window with a folder titled 'Protect' appeared holding a single empty folder titled 'S-1-5-18' (WINDOWS/system32/Microsoft/Protect/S-1-5-18). Research suggests this should contain only files associated with the Administrator, but I'm not on a network, and it continues to appear whenever I bootup. Can anyone suggest a way of solving this problem? Thanks!

A:Why does Microsoft folder Protect / S-1-5-18 appear on bootup?

See if this thread has the answer to your problem.

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Hey guys.

I recently downloaded this file encrpytion program :
http://priyanr.somee.com/downloads/folderprotect.zip

It was working good until a few weeks later when suddenly all my locked folders changed into a control panel icon.

Usually to unlock it, i would just have to double click the folder & enter my password but this time when i double clicked it, it just open the control panel. Right clicking on the folder doesnt work either, theres no Unlock option. Theres no way i can view the folder contents!

I tried using TWEAKUi to repair desktop icons but it still didnt work.
One thing i noted was when i tried to delete that particular locked folder, the folder name was very long & included some CLSID numbers.

Please help. Thanks.
 

A:Priyan's Folder Protect problems

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Hi, Everyone

As title Says "How to password protect only 1 shared folder in win-7.

I have 20 computers on lan and 1 Server. I shard a lot of folders on lan.

But i want to Password protect "Software's" Folder.

is there any tricks.

I don't want password protect all folders

A:How to password protect only 1 shared folder in win-7

Can you give some details about the setup? Password protected sharing off? Homegroup/workgroup? Guest access ok? I will try to devise something when I get home if someone else doesn't come up with anything.

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I need a free program to password protect a folder or file.

Thanks for the help.

A:Password protect a folder or file

Hello Newtron,

This might be able to work for you.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-software.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I don't understand why Vista wont allow the SIMPLE password protecting of a single folder, so I need some good 3rd party software that will allow me to password protect a folder.

I do NOT want to encrypt or compress the folder, just ask me for a damn password when I click on it!

A:password protect a folder in vista

Here are two free options that will hide and password protect folders. While both are free, in one the free version limits the number of folders that can be protected without upgrading to the paid version. I'm also not sure if you can avoid the hidden feature and just use the password feature, but you'll find out if you try them. If you set your system to show hidden files, that shouldn't be a problem in any event.

My Lockbox - Files and Folders Password Protection - Hide Folder Lock Folder Password Protect Folder - FSPro Labs

System Vault | Computer Realm

There are many other options if you search for "Password protect folders" but most are commercial though not too expensive. See if either of the above free options work for you first before spending money.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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I have a folder with personal items that i dont want anyone else seeing, is there a way that i can password protect this, i dont really want to download software but if its compulsary, then i will, i need to put a password on it, not just block from other users, because often, my brother logs onto this user because of program's etc. thanks
 

A:Solved: password protect folder

Have a look at the following Freeware:

http://fspro.net/my-lockbox/

http://www.xoslab.com/efl.html

Also, most Zip managers, such as 7-Zip, also free, give you the option to password-protect any zipped files and folders.

You can get 7-Zip here: http://www.7-zip.org/download.html

Windows 7 lacks any kind of file/folder-specific protection.
 

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I have xp on my computer and I want to share a folder over the lan, but I do not want just anybody getting in and adding a virus or what have you. There are a ton of programs out there for this kind of thing, but I am looking for a free one that will allow others to read and write to my external, but only with the password. Does anybody know of a good program that will not expire? Thanks
 

A:password protect a shared folder

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Hello
How can I protect one folder against opening ? Is it possible in Windows XP ?
Regards
 

A:Solved: How can I protect one folder against opening ?

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I have a remote HDD on our network, which is mapped in my Vista PC as drive U:

I want to know how can I protect this folder and its contents, so that anybody go to this drive can not see my data?
 

A:How to protect remote disk folder

TrueCrypt
See the Section on Sharing over a Network in the Documentation. You'd want to use the second option. It only has to be mounted read only if more that one system would be mounting the container at the same time.
 

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A few weeks ago a user complained about not having enough HDD space and I examined it and noticed from doing a virus scan that the path "LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5" was scanning through about 20+ pdf's that was previously viewed. I made a screen capture and navigated to that location and found out this was what was taking up HDD space. There were dozen's of folders with weird characters (like C9WHQZ8Z) that contained PDF's. They seemed like copies of files we have stored else where so I deleted the folders; noticed that HDD space jumped back from MB to GB which was good.

But I am having a hard time understanding why that is?! This user is uploading files to SharePoint (wss 3.0) which are coincidentally PDF's--would that be related to it? Or is this kind of like the OLKxxx temp files folder that I need to clear off on computers?

Can someone help clarify?

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I have put various important records, usernames, password, etc. into Notebook files, and put them in a folder that I want to protect so that only I can access it. The methods I have tried are not doing it. When I go to the folder, I want to have to enter a password to get in. That's all.
Is this a good way to keep important, crutial information?

Also, while I'm at it, I would like to know a safe way to download and install Adobe Flash Player. I recently had to remove it, and now I need it back, but without all the pop ups.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 71186 MB, Free - 57323 MB;
Motherboard:
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

A:Solved: Can't password protect notebook folder.

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I want to password-protect all files within a folder. Instead of individually protecting each individual Word or Excel file, is there a way to set the password so that I enter it to access the folder, then all the individual files inside are unlocked?
 

A:Can I password-protect an entire MS Office folder

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My file system is FAT32 but I would like to password protect folders.

How?
 

A:Solved: Password Protect folder with FAT32

Hi and welcome!

There may be some type of software out there on the market that can provide that type of security, but I&#8217;m not sure what software that would be.

If you are using &#8220;standard&#8221; Windows installations with FAT32, there is nothing built into the operating system that will allow you to accomplish this. This is only available on NTFS partitions under the more current versions of Windows. The more current versions also offer EFS on NTFS partitions for file encryption.

One thing that you could do is use WinZip (or something similar) to put the files into a password protected ZIP file instead of storing them on a folder on the FAT32 drive.

All of this is assuming you are wanting to do this security on a hard disk drive.

Thanks!

Shane
 

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Hey folks,

I have some files stored in one of my folders that I don't want any of my brothers or anyone else messing with and I was wondering if it is possible to put a password protection on a folder so that when someone tries to open up the folder it won't let them view the contents without typing in a password first.

If this is possible, how do I do it please?

BTW I am using Vista Ultimate x64.

Thanks in advance, folks!
 

A:Solved: Can You Password Protect A Folder In x64 Vista?

If you store the Documents in your User folder they shouldn't be able to access it, unless you are letting them logon as your user. You can also encrypt the folder contents natively with Vista.
http://lifehacker.com/software/vista/windows-vista-tip--encrypt-files-231815.php

There is also third party software like TrueCrypt and Axcrypt that can do this as well..
 

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I can't seem to find a sleek easy way of doing this that works with windows 7. I haven't been successful with finding anything that pertains to windows 7 since most guides online are outdated.

I just want to have a folder shared on my main desktop "DAN-PC"
let's just give it the name \\dan-pc\locked

I need to make it so I can access it from my laptop when I am on the network, but I don't want it to be accessible by anyone else. In fact I'd prefer it'd be hidden also. However, if there is a program or some workaround to get it password protected, that'd be wonderful. I thought I had the knowhow to do this, but I have been unsuccessful and I've been getting frustrated with this, since everything I try doesn't work out. Too many things have been changed on the sharing side of things on 7 for me to figure this out.

--So basically. DAN-MOBILE needs access to \\dan-pc\locked somehow. And if possible, the folder needs to be hidden, yet still obtainable through typing in the address in the address bar.


thanks

A:Password protect network share folder?

Hidden would mean you put the $ at the end of the sharename.

In the Permissions tab, remove Everyone and add just the account you want to used to access that share. Give that account Full Control. See how you go.

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is there any conventional way to do so???
without using any softwares!!!
 
 

A:how to passoword protect folder and hide in win 7 without software

Not that I know of. You will need third party software to encrypt the folder. There would be no good way to hide the encrypted folder. You can easily be un-hide a hidden folder in Windows.

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Hi all,

I am debugging some major corruption on a windows 7 ultimate computer.

Multiple services failed to start with: error code 5 access denied.
In the process trying to fix this issue I suspected that there might be a problem with the LocalService Account rights
Searching on the internet I found the following as possible solution

net localgroup Administrators /add networkservice press enter then type:

net localgroup Administrators /add localservice press enter then type: exit

press enter and restart your computer

When I executed these commands I got the message th localservice was already in this group.

So I removed it first, thinking re-adding it might get things back in context again (WRONG WRONG WRONG ).
I did the following:
net localgroup Administrators /DELETE networkservice press enter then

type: net localgroup Administrators /DELETE localservice press enter then

type: net localgroup Administrators /add networkservice press enter then

type: net localgroup Administrators /add localservice press enter then

type: exit press enter and restart your computer

This caused major major problems with my windows services
-Any program I am trying to start with admin privileges, any control panel module is giving the following error
the system cannot find the specified environment option
Also all services depending on the localservice and networkservice account fail to start
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A:NT AUTHORITY\Localservice and networkservice account recovery

You've done a great job of damaging your system pretty badly, obviously an over-achiever! ;-) Your best bet would be to boot to the recovery console while booting from a windows disk and trying to recover that way. Other than that, I'm not sure what you can do.

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Hi,

I run Microsoft Windows XP SP3 on my old laptop which is a Compaq Evo N610c (2.2 GHz, 768 MB RAM).

There are 2 user profiles. One is me as administrator. The other I have created for everyone else.

The problem is:

Some programs which I install while in my administrator profile, get installed to LocalService in Documents and Settings. For example Google Chrome. I have 2 instances of google chrome. Similarly for utorrent.

What do i do? Please help.
 

A:Some of my programs get installed to LocalService in Documents and Settings

Also, whenever I download something in google chrome and save it to desktop, it gets saved to Documents and settings/LocalService/Desktop.
 

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Do anyone have an idea how (if possible) you password protect a folder in Outlook 2003 - like a subfolder to the Inbox.

Appreciate your help.

Nax
 

A:Password protect folder inside Outlook 2003?

You can't, per se, block a subfolder.

What you can do, however, is create a seperate Outlook datafile and use password protected encryption. Have outlook not store the password, and then you'll have to enter the password on each startup of Ol2003. Do note, however, that outlook doesn't always close fully when you exit, so it may not just be a matter of exit, but restarting the machine after exiting before it'll prompt the password again.

I'll check this the next time I can.
 

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I store all my passwords, serial numbers in an Excel folder on my desktop.

How can I protect it so nobody can either open it or ensure it is not hacked into?

I have Vista Firewall and all the usual account control settings set up but I really need yet another password just to stop it being opened.

Will the Firewall be sufficient?

I guess the best way is to store it on a removable flash drive that I leave unconnected when not in use ................?
 

A:How do I protect a Desktop folder from hacking, unauthorized access etc.

Vista Firewall is a major improvement from the xp firewall but IMHO still not good enough. If you are looking for a good free firewall, Comodo is the best.

There are several good encrypting programs out there. The best is TrueCrypt but many users have found this impossibly hard to use. A much simpler program with decent encryption is called AxCrypt. I use the second one because it is very easy to use.

Storing it on a flash drive and removing is when not in use would obviously be the most secure but you could forget and sometimes it can be slow for the computer to find it and for it safely remove so it could be frustrating.

I think Comodo and AxCrypt would be sufficient unless there is a good hacker desperately looking for the data.
 

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Password Protect a folder in windows 7 home premium.
Been looking through this forum for some help on password a folder and 7zip comes up quite a lot,Is this highly recommended?,Or would there be something else about.
I did see on some forums that true crypt has been having some issues.
Many Thanks.
David.

Password protect a zip file with 7Zip

A:Password Protect a folder in windows 7 home premium.

7-Zip is quite a good program and it's free. It allegedly uses a better encryption algorithm than either WinRAR and WinZip. It also has the feature of encrypting files name in the archive as well.

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From what I can gather there is no straightforward way to password protect a Win7 folder using the native capabilities of Win7. Ideally I'd like to password protect the Documents folder but I suspect that's gonna be impossible so I'll probably have to be content with protecting individual folders within the Documents folder. So, is there a consensus on the best third party tool to facilitate folder password protection without resorting to encryption...I just want to be able to put a password on an existing folder such wthat when you try to open it a dialog box will pop up and ask for the password and then open normally. I'm running 64bit Win7.


Any feedback is appreciated

A:Best non intrusive method to password protect a win7 folder?

Why would you need to password protect a folder anyways? If you have multiple people using the computer make them accounts while password protecting your own.

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May i know a software or program to hide,or password protect a folder (or a drive)if possible in winxp.something simple and free.
 

A:software or program to hide,or password protect a folder

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I am running a relatively new installation of windows 7 enterprise 64-bit and am getting intermittent memory leaks in svchost.exe (running -k LocalService). Just to rule out malware/viruses, I rebooted my machine with Kaspersky rescue disk and did a full scan. Zero problems. I've also done full scans with anti-malwarebytes and superantispyware and they only found cookies. So it's definitely not a spyware problem I don't think.

I have only a handful of services running under this PID:

WdiServiceHost - Diagnostic Service Host
nsi - Network Store Interface Service
netprofm - Network List Service
FontCache - Windows Font Cache Service
fdPHost - Function Discovery Provider Host
EventSystem - COM+ Event System

I am pretty sure it has something to do with the networking services. The last time my memory went to 99% utilization, I disabled my ethernet adapter from the network and sharing center and immediately CPU usage maxed out on all four cores and the machine ground to a complete halt forcing me to hard power cycle. In addition, any attempt to stop those services once memory utilization reaches a peak results in either "process didn't quit cleanly within a reasonable time" or "other services are relying on that, you can't stop it" messages (those aren't the exact errors but the next time it happens I will get the exact text)

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A:svchost.exe -k LocalService memory leak, windows 7 64bit

Here is a pastebin of the offending process (currently running under PID 1020) from process explorer:

Process CPU Private Bytes Working Set PID Description Company Name procexp.exe - Pastebin.com

That seems like an awfully high number of ALPC ports...

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I've been trying for a while to figure out permissions with no luck. Probably haven't googled the right questions, but I'm hoping you can help me.

My case is this. After installing Windows 7, I for some reason managed to delete a parent folder which was too big for the Recycle Bin and therefore I lost it. I'm trying to make sure this won't happen again, but still maintain full control of all subfolders and files (which I want to be able to delete). I'm sure it's easy, but it's driving me nuts. Also hoping I can do everything from the parent folder as there are a lot of subfolders.

I've deleted all the default permissions and added my own user name in Security: Group or user names. Then in Advanced permissions, I've tried a few different things I thought would work. For instance: Allow Full control for this folder, subfolders and files. Then: Replace all child object permissions from this object. Then I add a Deny Delete for This folder only. I suppose you can't Delete and Allow at the same time, but was hoping Deny would override it.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks!

A:Permissions: Protect parent folder but full access to subfolders

  
Quote: Originally Posted by metastasis


I've been trying for a while to figure out permissions with no luck. Probably haven't googled the right questions, but I'm hoping you can help me.

My case is this. After installing Windows 7, I for some reason managed to delete a parent folder which was too big for the Recycle Bin and therefore I lost it. I'm trying to make sure this won't happen again, but still maintain full control of all subfolders and files (which I want to be able to delete). I'm sure it's easy, but it's driving me nuts. Also hoping I can do everything from the parent folder as there are a lot of subfolders.

I've deleted all the default permissions and added my own user name in Security: Group or user names. Then in Advanced permissions, I've tried a few different things I thought would work. For instance: Allow Full control for this folder, subfolders and files. Then: Replace all child object permissions from this object. Then I add a Deny Delete for This folder only. I suppose you can't Delete and Allow at the same time, but was hoping Deny would override it.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks!


You'll have to define the permissions for child folders seperately so that they do not inherit permission settings from their parent folder.

It's just easier to use normal default permissions, and then remember to be more carefull when deleting files and folders...

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A twist on the creation of user folders on a drive other than C: in Win 7 Ultimate. Does anyone know if one could designate a user folder location such as E:\Data instead of using the users name and being a subdirectory of "Users". I am the ONLY one on my computer - and it would seem much easier to look to the top folder in the E drive than clicking thru E:, users, name, documents, project. I fully realize that I can set up shortcuts, but when you are in an application that wants to place a file somewhere else and presents you with an explorer windows it is a pain. The only method I thought of is using redirection with symbolic links. Every time I try to use symbolic links, I end up with something other than I anticipated. Any ideas would be appreciated - setting up new machine so anything goes!

A:User Profile folder - static folder instead of created by user signon

User Profile - Change Default Location - Windows 7 Forums

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OK, i have a win7 installed on main drive, added a mirored array as d: and pinted windows to store my docs and everything on that drive in case of failure.

I did have a c: drive issue and had to reinstall windows 7 again, on completion i found that the "my documents" folder on the mirrored drive had just disappeared.

I'm not sure if it's a security feature or something, but my username is different now since reinstalling. Of course this data is important, i've tried showing hidden folders but to no avail.

Any help appreciated.

A:Profile folder gone!

Hi introuble and welcome to SF!
Try Recuva. Select drive D. In the end of scan process, select only what you want to recover. Let us know the results.

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Hide File or Folder
Make your file or folder invisible

Add a Permission
Add a permission to your file, like Lock, Read Only, Hide and Lock, so they would not be modified, copied or removed

Password-Protect
Set a password to a file or folder so only user with the valid password can access to it
This software does not encrypt files or folder.

DOWNLOAD LINK

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Encrypting/Anvi-Folder-Locker.shtml
http://www.anvisoft.com/folder-locker.html
















Password protected files/folders will be allowed to access only when assigned password is entered
Hidden files/folders will become invisible and cannot be accessed
Locked files/folders will be visible but it cannot be accessed
Read Only files/folders can be accessed as read only mode. It cannot be modified or deleted.


 

A:Anvi Folder Locker Free : Hide/Lock/Protect files and folders

Part of me sees the benefits, and the inexperienced side doesn't. Outside sources would not be able to modify a file, right? Would that protect it from PUPs or add-on malware items?
 

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I need help to restore my user profile and also delete files that are not appearing
Now what happened was that my 60GB SSD drive C disk was almost full and I didn't know why since I do try to keep it as empty as I can.All folders were nearly empty except I saw that in my users folder,specifically my profile folder there is 21GB of space taken in it,but when checked,all of the folders inside there barely all sum up around 4GB.
I did not know where to search or how to find the hidden files.After I right-clicked and went to Properties on the folder to search for any kind of settings or advanced tools to help me find what I am looking for,I really thought it was a good idea to mark "Hidden" in atributes and click "Apply"(big mistake)witch afterwards all folders disappeared except "Documents" and "Favorites" and most of my desktop icons also became invisible. Nothing was deleted since my profile folder still has 21GB of files in it along with the Desktop icons that disappeared but are still there(when I try to put a folder back to my Desktop it says it already exists there).
A bit later my profile folder also disappeared but the general "Users" folder still has 21GB of files in it.

So my question is,how can I retrieve my profile folder and retrieve all of my desktop icons that are gone and also how can I find that 16GB of files I can't see?

A:Desktop Profile Folder gone

Hi, welcome to the Forum.

I assume you can still get your computer started. Click on the Orb Button (the Start Button) down in the LH corner of the screen & select Computer. When that opens click on Local Disc (C. This should open a list of files, so double click on Users, when that opens double click on your user profile name that may have a small padlock on it. That will open a list of files & one of them should be Desktop. Right click on it & select Properties & under the General tab untick hidden.

You may need to do that with any other folders that you may have hidden.

If you want to find out what is taking up space on your SSD down load & install TreeSize free. I use it & find it very helpful for diagnosing what is taking up space on the hard drive.

JAM Software - Windows Freeware

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Can anyone help me access a folder that is protected. I had two hard drive in my pc, and the one with my operating syetem Win XP crashed some how and I was unable to run the operating system again due to some error message that was not fixable. So I took the main drive with WIN XP on out and formatted and installed XP on my second drive. So my second drive is now the drive with my operating system on. I put the first drive back in my pc and it still gets picked up with all my files on it, although I am unable to access the ones I require, ie. the ones in my profile id as it was password protected. Anyone know how I can access this folder, I know the password and security question answer but I cant copy or paste it and it doesnt ask me for a password, just says "Access is denied". Any help would be greatful as its got loads of documents on it I dont really want to lose. Thanks
 

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Hi, if someone wants to change the name of user account, I think it is only logically that he wants also change the user profile folder name, isn't it? But how can we do that? is it possible?

A:User profile folder

Hello Zuu,

You could use the tutorial below to also properly change the name of the C:\Users\(user-name) profile folder. The procedure is the same in Windows 8.

User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name - Windows 7 Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,

Long story short, I got a virus last week and received terrific help from CatByte. The link to that thread is below. Everything went well and my computer was running better than it had in years. CatByte suggested I do some further cleanup and maintenance to help keep me from getting another virus. I ran TFC cleaner and after that I couldn't open Firefox. I get the message that Firefox is still running and to close it before trying to open it again. There are no Firefox processes running. I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox to no avail. When I did some investigating as to what the problem could be, I read that the profile lock could be the cause and when I went to find the profiles I discovered that the Mozilla profile folder is empty. I think the profiles are somewhere but they aren't in that folder. Any help in getting my Firefox up and running again would be most appreciated. Here's the link to the previous thread:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f100...us-488911.html

Thank you!

Linda

A:Mozilla Profile Folder is Empty

Don't use Registry Cleaners! See if yours is reversible or try a system restore if you have a restore point between fixing the problem and using the cleaner. If not, you can build a new profile without "hunting" for the old which is probably easier.

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I'd like to set Firefox Profile Folder as an item in Windows Places Bar.

Common File Dialog Box - Customize Places Bar

The folder's name includes random characters assigned by Firefox.
Is there a way to set the item in the Places Bar to "Firefox Profile" (i.e. NOT "xyxyxy.default") without changing the folder's name?
Thank you.

A:Set Firefox Profile Folder in Places Bar

Hello Yaron,

You might see how it'll work by creating a shortcut of the folder with a name you want, save the shortcut to where you want to keep it at, then use the shortcut's path in the places bar to see if it will display the shortcut name instead of folder name.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,

Just upgrded my systen to a PZ77 v pro mobo with 3770Kproc. on doing a clean install on a new HDD I am getting a user profile folder with a lock symbol on it. I am unable to install many third party s/w including mcafee.

Please help..

A:Locked user profile folder

for those who are going to tell me that i need to get ownership of the folder and so on, I have already tried to and failed. The biggest question is why was it created read only while doing a clean install of win 7.

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I just got my Sony tablet back from repair through the Microsoft store. In fact, it is a replacement unit, so the system is completely fresh. However they didn't use my preferred user name. The profile is located at C:\Users\Stephen, while I prefer C:\Users\Steve. Renaming the local account from Stephen to Steve didn't change the profile folder name.

What's the best way to fix this?

A:Rename user profile folder?

Hello Steve,

The best and safest way to do this would be to create yourself a new account named Steve to use instead, and delete the old account later while signed in to the new one.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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