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lock a drive and folders

  1. #1


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    lock a drive and folders

    hi
    i have some private data in my pc
    and my cosins r visiting us in few days
    i dont want to show my private data to them
    can i lock my drive or folders by cmd or some other method?
    thanks.

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  2. #2


    vanilla Guest

    Re: lock a drive and folders

    Don't know if this will work or not ... just a thought that occurred to me
    .... if you have hidden folders set to show, go back and, temporarily, set
    them to be hidden again. You didn't say which OS you are running ... so
    don't know if you can even get to these settings. In Vista, go to Control
    Panel --> Folder Options --> View tab.

    Then, whichever folders you don't want to exist during the visit, right
    click the folders, go to properties, then checkmark the hidden attribute
    (down near the bottom of the general tab.) You could create a special folder
    for this trick and move all your sensitive stuff to the new folder. Then
    just hide that one.

    After they are gone, go back to Folder Options and mark hidden stuff to show
    again. Have no idea if this will work ... just a thought ... vanilla


    "alikhan" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > hi
    > i have some private data in my pc
    > and my cosins r visiting us in few days
    > i dont want to show my private data to them
    > can i lock my drive or folders by cmd or some other method?
    > thanks.
    >
    >
    > --
    > alikhan

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      Thread Starter

    Re: lock a drive and folders

    hmmm.......
    but i wana lock it
    seemz that admins can help me i'm waiting

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    FromTheRafters Guest

    Re: lock a drive and folders

    "alikhan" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
    news:55718aa6d205f06b0a958852b7e67ac3@xxxxxx-gateway.com...

    >
    > hi
    > i have some private data in my pc
    > and my cosins r visiting us in few days
    > i dont want to show my private data to them
    > can i lock my drive or folders by cmd or some other method?
    Probably.

    Ask a better question, maybe a better answer will come.

    Will setting a password in the CMOS setup program suffice?
    Do you want them to be able to use the computer?
    Do you have more than one account on your computer, or are you running
    only as (protected) administrator all the time?
    Will creating a limited account (4 ur cosins) suffice?
    Are you actually using Vista, or did you just stumble into this group?



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    Re: lock a drive and folders

    Quote Originally Posted by alikhan View Post
    hi
    i have some private data in my pc
    and my cosins r visiting us in few days
    i dont want to show my private data to them
    can i lock my drive or folders by cmd or some other method?
    thanks.
    Check this site,i believe you will find what are you looking for.
    Folder. Lock Freeware: ABC Lock, Free Folder Hider, Folder Access Restrictor, Hide Folder HiBit, ...

    Last edited by panais; 05 Aug 2009 at 05:58 PM.
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      Thread Starter

    Re: lock a drive and folders

    this will gona help me


    Will setting a password in the CMOS setup program suffice?

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  7. #7


    Bill Daggett Guest

    Re: lock a drive and folders

    alikhan <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote:

    >
    >this will gona help me
    >
    >
    >Will setting a password in the CMOS setup program suffice?
    It will, if you don't want them even to be able to use your computer.

    MAKE ABSOLUTELY SURE that you write the password down!

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  8. #8


    Jim Guest

    Re: lock a drive and folders

    On Wed, 5 Aug 2009 22:06:47 -0500, alikhan <guest@xxxxxx-email.com>
    wrote:

    >
    >this will gona help me
    >
    >
    >Will setting a password in the CMOS setup program suffice?
    External usb drive , copy and send files to it . If ok , delete
    original files .

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  9. #9


    Ray Luca Guest

    Re: lock a drive and folders

    Jim <bojimbo261@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >On Wed, 5 Aug 2009 22:06:47 -0500, alikhan <guest@xxxxxx-email.com>
    >wrote:
    >

    >>
    >>this will gona help me
    >>
    >>
    >>Will setting a password in the CMOS setup program suffice?
    >
    >External usb drive , copy and send files to it . If ok , delete
    >original files .
    You're an idiot.

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    Gordon Guest

    Re: lock a drive and folders


    "Ray Luca" <rayluca@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > Jim <bojimbo261@xxxxxx> wrote:
    >

    >>On Wed, 5 Aug 2009 22:06:47 -0500, alikhan <guest@xxxxxx-email.com>
    >>wrote:
    >>

    >>>
    >>>this will gona help me
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>Will setting a password in the CMOS setup program suffice?
    >>
    >>External usb drive , copy and send files to it . If ok , delete
    >>original files .
    >
    > You're an idiot.
    Why so? if the files ONLY exist on a USB thumbdrive in the OP's pocket then
    his cousins can't POSSIBLY open them under ANY circumstances short of
    physical violence to extract the drive from the OP's pocket...


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