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Windows 7 locking folders

#1LucytenshiPosted 6/3/2012 7:37:31 AM
Ok I don't have multiple user accounts on my computer and I can't really set one up without rousing suspicion however I do have some folders with various files I wouldn't like my family seeing

Is there anyway for me to lock these folders? simply setting them to hidden isn't enough since they have learned how to search for those too...

I need to lock these folders preferably with a password even in administrative user

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#2EntegyPosted 6/3/2012 7:52:20 AM
If it's your computer, you set up multiple user accounts. Or, use a cloud service without using the local sync app.
#3XjphPosted 6/3/2012 8:21:46 AM
What you're asking is incredibly easy with multiple accounts, and a pain in the ass without. Your best bet is probably a password protected archive like a .zip or a .7z.
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#4Lonestar2000Posted 6/3/2012 8:35:36 AM
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#5crazyray47Posted 6/3/2012 9:13:11 AM
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#6little_spedvePosted 6/3/2012 9:22:48 AM
From: Lucytenshi | #001

however I do have some folders with various files I wouldn't like my family seeing

What kind of files are we talking about here? But yeah like Xjph said, just create a Zip archive and slap a password on it using Winrar or 7Zip.
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#7SomeMacGuyPosted 6/3/2012 9:23:39 AM
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#8I_am_always_mePosted 6/3/2012 9:36:00 AM
From: Lonestar2000 | #004

Most secure way, but multiple accounts makes sense. Multiple users, multiple user accounts. See how that works?

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