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Is there a a Software for locking individual files and folders in a pendrive or a portable drive so that they are locked even in a different computer...I know that there are softwares to lock the entire drive but i need a sofware for individual files and folders...Currently i'm using Hide Folders 2009 .. Plz Help..

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Is there a a Software for locking individual files and folders in a pendrive or a portable drive so that they are locked even in a different computer...I know that there are softwares to lock the entire drive but i need a sofware for individual files and folders...Currently i'm using Hide Folders 2009 .. Plz Help..

I use this

https://sites.google.com/site/securefolders/Home

free , simple and effective program

hope this helps

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Toucan and PGP Portable are nice ... Toucan being a portable application you can get from PortableApps.com.. and PGP being a part of PGP Desktop ...

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Other way would be to just zip/rar the file and add a password. :)

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I use this

https://sites.google...urefolders/Home

Would it keep the folders locked even if i connect the pendrive or portable harddrive on a different computer in which the program is not installed say cyber cafe computer ?

zipping and adding password and then unzipping becomes too hectic for bigger files..it takes a lot of time..:frusty:

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-try .Axcrypt

encrypt individual files as stand alone or as an .exe or as an self extracting .exe

- one new tool from IOBit company-

.Password Folder

hide or lock any file or folder with just one click .

it still in beta , but works fine .

- try My Lockbox .

install it into the pen drive and then try .

or you can try this --

1- make a new folder ( name it as you like )

2- inside this folder make a (.TXT ) file & copy the following inside it.

Code

@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%== 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

3- After u copy the command go to line ( 23 ) u will find "password here"

Change to any password u want.

4- After that, save it as locker.bat (the txt file will change to an application file)

5- Now go back to the folder & u will find a this locker.bat file.

6- Click on it & u will find a new folder called Private.

7- Now copy what u want in it & after that go to locker.bat by clicking it, it will open and ask you if you want to lock your folder? Y/N ?

8- Type Y

9- If you want to UNLOCK your folder, go open locker.bat & type your password and the Private folder will be made visible again.

Download this bat to exe converter as it lets you make exes as administrator and add icons

URL

http://download.cnet....html?tag=mncol

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majithia23.... Tried the Private folder code ..it works fine..and suits my needs !! and once i made it i could copy the whole folder to any pendrive or portable drive...it works just fine...Thanks a million !!:dance2:

The Other Folder Locking Softwares i tried work fine on a single computer but the hidden folders are revealed on a new computer so its a bit of a hack...

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-try .Axcrypt

encrypt individual files as stand alone or as an .exe or as an self extracting .exe

- one new tool from IOBit company-

.Password Folder

hide or lock any file or folder with just one click .

it still in beta , but works fine .

- try My Lockbox .

install it into the pen drive and then try .

or you can try this --

1- make a new folder ( name it as you like )

2- inside this folder make a (.TXT ) file & copy the following inside it.

Code

@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%== 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

3- After u copy the command go to line ( 23 ) u will find "password here"

Change to any password u want.

4- After that, save it as locker.bat (the txt file will change to an application file)

5- Now go back to the folder & u will find a this locker.bat file.

6- Click on it & u will find a new folder called Private.

7- Now copy what u want in it & after that go to locker.bat by clicking it, it will open and ask you if you want to lock your folder? Y/N ?

8- Type Y

9- If you want to UNLOCK your folder, go open locker.bat & type your password and the Private folder will be made visible again.

Download this bat to exe converter as it lets you make exes as administrator and add icons

URL

http://download.cnet....html?tag=mncol

Ah I tried it...but i could delete the files inside the private folder after making it visible through the hidden folders options in windows...so i don't think its safe..

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