How to encrypt a folder

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Ulysses, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Ulysses

    Ulysses Guest

    how can i encrpt a folder to prevent my grandson from viewing a financial
    folder
    in other words, stop him from snooping, only one folder is needed
    thanks everyone
     
    Ulysses, Jan 24, 2011
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  2. Ulysses

    Kele Guest

    Do you have WinRar http://www.win-rar.com/ ?

    If so, it handles Zip and many other compressed folder formats.
    Additionally, it has the ability to password protect and encrypt the file
    names of an archive so nothing within the compressed folder can be viewed
    without a password.

    Other options:

    - Put your sensitive info in a folder and name the folder something
    unrelated and bury the folder somewhere not easily detectable on your c:
    drive (Note - clear your recently accessed programs and files history after
    each access. Similarly, clear your media player's history as necessary -
    wink).
    - Password protect your user account (global); create an account for other
    user(s).
    - Store the sensitive info on a flash drive (removable)
    - Folder Lock is software that password protects anything within it's
    designated folder/sub-folders http://www.newsoftwares.net/folderlock/

    You may get more advice from alt.computer newsgroup participants.

    Additional reading:
    http://www.google.com/search?num=30&hl=en&q=how+to+hide+computer+files+from+spouse&btnG=Search
     
    Kele, Jan 24, 2011
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  3. Ulysses

    Voivod Guest

    What the **** has this to do with Photoshop?
     
    Voivod, Jan 25, 2011
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  4. photoshop can not do that

    i would with either something like folder guard or one of the few
    other programs. But thats me, i'd recomend you use winzip, ot the
    built in windows one at a push. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306531
     
    david johnson, Jan 25, 2011
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  5. Ulysses

    N Guest

    Easy. Just set the right permissions. You do use separate logons with
    passwords, don't you?
     
    N, Jan 25, 2011
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  6. Ulysses

    Joel Guest

    May be in the next version of CS6 or something, but I don't think the
    current version has the encrypt folder option (third party does).

    But like Photoshop, I always have some trick for most part of life, and I
    won't mind sharing it with you and others.

    1. Using either word processor, graphic, CAD etc. anything you are good at
    to create some type of message (text or graphic doesn't matter).

    2. In the message has something saying that you have several millions of
    dollars, when you pass away it will be given to one of your GOOD grandkids.
    Make sure he understand that ONLY ONE GOOD GRANDSON

    I betcha that he will try to be a real nice boy for couple years to earn
    couple million dollars. Other than that I would say his future may not be
    very bright, or may end up in one of many jails we have in America
     
    Joel, Jan 25, 2011
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  7. Ulysses

    Ulysses Guest

    clever,but if told that amount, he would be here every night
    not once a week
    he is a good kid just inquisitive
    many thanks, Joel
    PS just upgraded to CS5 and the upgrading has to stop, going broke
     
    Ulysses, Jan 25, 2011
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  8. Ulysses

    Ulysses Guest

    that was my first thought, but that is a pain to use
    every time i turn on the computer
    he is using photoshop and getting good
    all is needed is to keep him away from my private files
    thanks
     
    Ulysses, Jan 25, 2011
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  9. No excuse. It is always a good idea to create separate accounts. You
    don't have to set a password for his account - just yours. If you don't,
    then he's likely to one day waste your settings or files.
     
    John Stafford, Jan 25, 2011
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  10. Ulysses

    Voivod Guest

    It's simple. It's called discipline and it appears to be lacking in
    todays children.

    "Stay out of those folders, they're none of your business."

    Then, if you catch him in those folders beat his ass red. Repeat as
    necessary.

    Step the **** up and be responsible.
     
    Voivod, Jan 25, 2011
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  11. Ulysses

    Joel Guest

    And there are tons of tools to create PW protected folder, encrypt data
    etc.. And you are right that Windows itself gives option to block unwelcome
    visitor.
     
    Joel, Jan 25, 2011
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  12. Ulysses

    Joel Guest

    You don't need to have any money in the bank, I said a faked indormation
    to make him believe the $$$$$$ won't be his if he keeps stinking his nose on
    your emptied bank account.
     
    Joel, Jan 25, 2011
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  13. Ulysses

    Dave Guest

    Simply ad a read me text file stating 'not for under 18's.'
    When he become 18, you can ad to the age of course.
     
    Dave, Jan 27, 2011
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  14. [Yeah, right, and Bammity has a good plan for Amurika!]

    Use this Ulysses, takes a few seconds to 'mount' the files, they appear as a
    disc.

    <http://www.truecrypt.org/>
     
    Sir F. A. Rien, Jan 27, 2011
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  15. the best way i think is not to have the financial plans on the
    computer at all :) use a usb stick to store them, they are cheap
    enough, then take it out and hide it :)
     
    david johnson, Jan 28, 2011
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  16. Ulysses

    Voivod Guest

    The 'best way' is to discipline the child so that he respects the
    privacy and wishes of his elders.

    Having to hide things from him only shows him he has power over you.

    Grow a set, people.
     
    Voivod, Jan 28, 2011
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  17. With recent court decisions, the child =-=does=- have power over the parent.

    All they have to do is to allege a 'beating' to a scholl tracher and the
    shit hits the fan! Parents are 'guilty' until proved 'acceptable' by the
    socialist workers of NEA.
     
    Sir F. A. Rien, Jan 28, 2011
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  18. Ulysses

    dvus Guest

    Only as much as the parents give them, children don't vote. People who vote for
    politicians that believe the government knows best are asking for this sort of
    social climate.
    Then fire them with your votes and hire leaders who keep the government out of
    family matters. Laws already exist to prevent child abuse, enforce them
    rigorously and resist any further government intrusions.
     
    dvus, Jan 29, 2011
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  19. Ulysses

    Voivod Guest



    Stand up for your right to beat your children!!!

    WOO!
     
    Voivod, Jan 29, 2011
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    Kele Guest

    For best results, start when they're diapered - I'm serious.
     
    Kele, Jan 29, 2011
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