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Password Protect a Single Program?

Q: Password Protect a Single Program?

Does anyone know of a utility which will enable one to password protect a single program only and not the entire hard drive? I would like to so protect my income tax program but there is no password protection built in.

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hi i have 3 users in this pc and one of my kids dosn't like my antivirus because it slow the pc that what he says and thats when he goes to not safe sites he gets a lot of trojans he use the pc as administrator is there is a way where he can not be able to uninstall the antivirus thank you very much

A:how to password protect my antivirus program

Don't let him login as an administrator. Some security software have a password protection feature with them you can check and see if yours does. What AV are you using anyways?
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i dont want one that has a pass on every step i take or even to open it but i have a external hd and wanna put it to where it where nothing on it can be deleted without a password? is there such a program?

A:Is There A Program To Password Protect From Deletion?

Change the permissions, if you're on a Linux system.

chmod a-w filename
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Is there a program for Windows Vista Home Edition that offers password protection for Program A to protect shortcuts Password shortcuts Here's my problem I have a few shortcuts Icons on my desktop I want to keep private I've seen answers about managing administrator controls and user accounts etc but that won't help me I keep my computer on and signed in at all times so there is no changing of users if I step away from my desk I'd like to be sure no one can click on a desktop Icon and access these files I don't want to go through logging off and on throughout the day to avoid unauthorized access I am looking for one that will prompt for a password when the icon is clicked Password-IT is the only one I've found but read the review in CNET and it was not good at all I haven't found any others There's got to be more than one A Program to Password protect shortcuts program in this IT oriented world we live in Help Please

A:A Program to Password protect shortcuts

You don't have to log off. Pressing WinKey+L will lock the machine almost instantaneously, and then you type your password to get back in. That security model is safe and secure against most "threats" likely to be found in the home.

Everyone should have their own account, and when you're done using the computer you log off. That's not very complex either.

Relying on aftermarket security utilities is neither safe nor particularly robust - many of them are mediocre exercises in software development which can cause crashes or data corruption.
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What's the best password protect protect software for folders?

Also if the password was forgotten or lost..would there be any way to acceess the file?

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I'm a newbie here and also new to Windows programming.

I want to keep a program from storing a value in its registry key. The other values of this key are needed to store necessary program options, so I can't bar write access to the key completely. The key is in the Current User hive.

With regedit or the RegSetKeySecurity and SetNamedSecurityInfo functions I seem to be able to assign permissions only to the key as a whole, but not to its individual components.

Is there any way to protect a single value?

I'm using XP professional, but I'll have to install this program on other versions as well, so any help will be appreciated.
Thanks a lot in advance!


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Can you password protect directories in vista?

A:Password Protect

Originally Posted by jdmarsh2g

Can you password protect directories in vista?

KDT Password Protect Files - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET
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Thanks for your help.

A:Password Protect

How to Secure Your Computer With a BIOS or UEFI Password discusses several risks and security measures.
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It's really important that I backup some information on my harddrive, and so burning some cds is the ideal thing to do.

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'm looking for some basic password-protection or something like that. Nothing complicated, I'm not trying to hide secrets from the government, or something such that would require really heavy encryption. Just something to prevent, the average Joe to stick in my cd and see all the files.

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I use a pc at work which has multiple users. My problem is i have certain files in folders that are very personal and i want people from browsing them on the days i am off work, as there is someone on my PC that day.

We have XP Home with SP2 on it

Does anyone know any good programes that can do this well and is user friendly, free perhaps?

A:Password Protect

when you sign in as yourself, put it all in your documents folder...

then, sign in as someone else, and make sure, but they shouldnt be able to see that stuff...

or, you can zip the files with a password.
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A:Password Protect??

you can use tweak ui to do that. website below.
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A:possible to password-protect my second HDD?

XP-Home or XP-Pro? With Pro, all you have to do is only allow your account to access the drive, and other accesses will be blocked.
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How can I encrypt my HDD so that it has a password, I also want to make it as hard as possible to decrypt. What would be the best way to go about doing this?

A:Password Protect HDD

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Internal Data Hard Drives - Turn On or Off
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Hello Friends,
How do I password protect my files and folders in Windows? I would appreciate it if you could help with this problem so I could make full use of my computer.


A:How do I Protect password

Encryption is the way to protect data from snooping eyes. I use the free TrueCrypt.
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There is about four people that use my computer in my office and I have a couple of folders with sensitive information that I dont want anyone to see. Is there any software out there that will protect individual folders with passwords.


A:password protect

I use <A HREF="">Handybits EasyCrypto Deluxe </A> which is freeware, and does a perfect job.

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Running XP Home. What is the easiest application to limit or deny access to certain folders

A:Protect With Password

Couldn't you use the Administration method to lock them?Other than that, I know that there are alot of FREE programs that will lock your folders for you, and there are some that will simply make them invisible, where no one can see them at all.But I'm guessing that you should be able to do it right now, if you have Administration rights on the computer.
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I want to know how I can password protect IE7 so that anytime the IE app is called to load, it will ask for a password. Correct password = internet access, incorrect password = no internet access. There are no Windows users setup except for Admin (and I would rather not do that either), so protecting folders etc. with that is not an option.

I have looked extensively for a 3rd party app or add-on, but cannot find anything. Strange, as I would think this would be something that many people/families would like. Just something simple to block IE only. Freeware would be nice, too.

Thanks in advance!

A:How to password protect IE?


This is very simple and can be done inside IE itself.

Password protect Internet Explorer 7Open up Internet Explorer
Click Tools
Click Internet Options
Click on the tab Content
Underneath 'Content Advisor', Click Enable
Then click on the tab General
Under 'Supervisor Password click Create
Make you password then click Ok.
Then Apply and finally Ok
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A:Password Protect

Any internet usage means some kind of downloading. When you open a webpage, a bunch of images and text is downloaded. There is no way for any program to tell the difference.

You may want to give the untrusted users very low privileges (down to guest level even) and allow them to use only the safer browsers like Opera or Firefox.

Maybe describe the situation a bit more. What kind of people are these and what are they using the computer for?
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First of all I'm using iis under WinXP, with active perl installed, and using frontpage to create web pages.

How can I protect certain pages within the web site with a password? Prompt user to enter password to view contents of protected page(s).

Thank You

A:Password Protect.....

In IIS open the properties sheet for the folder or file you want to be secured and go to the Directory Security tab. Under the Anon Access and Authentication click the edit button and check the challenge response check box. If there is a user account and password set up they should be able to access the folder when challenged.
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I have a PDF File that I created from QuickBooks. It contains sensitive information so I need to protect it to email it. I didn't get the option to set a password when creating, and can't find a way to change it now. Does anyone have a solution for this?

A:Password protect PDF?

Not a direct solution, but you could use something like WinZip (fully-functional evaluation copy available) which offers password protection.
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Would appreciate it if you would tell me how to set up a password protection for IE. Many thanks.

A:How to password protect IE

I am also interested in knowing how to password protect IE. Thanks
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Hi, I hope this is in the right section.

I would like to be able to password protect my son from downloading stuff off the Internet or removing something from the computer. I want him to be required to enter a password. Is there any way of doing this? I am using Windows 7 x64 HP computer. Thanks.

A:How to password protect

Greetings and welcome to Seven Fourms. Try these:

This one may be exaclty what you're looking for User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings This will augment that one UAC - Require a Password for Administrator
And a couple of others:
Parental Controls - Allow or Block Specific Programs
Internet Explorer Content Advisor - Allow or Block Unrated Websites

Hopefully they'll help you.
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Hi All,

Is there any way i can password protect my folder and files in Windows Xp sp 2. Other then using any third party software.

Thanks !
Biju A K

A:Password Protect

bijulight said:

Hi All,

Is there any way i can password protect my folder and files in Windows Xp sp 2. Other then using any third party software.

Thanks !
Biju A KClick to expand...

Only When u have problems Life moves on.......
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Is there a password protection at startup I can install to prevent prying eyes from getting into my computer?

A:password protect

There is a BIOS password you can set that will not allow the system to boot up until the password is entered, so it won;t even go into Windows.

You do this by entering the Startup when your system is just starting to boot up. Usually you will see something along the lines of Pres F1 to enter Setup or maybe it'll be Delete, or something else. In the BIOS setup, you will be able to find the Security section that will allow you to enable the password, and set what the password is.

One word of warning though, don;t lose that password!!
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Hi all ;0

I am trying to find a way to get some security happening on a windows xp home machine, with service pack 2.

Basicly i need to apply passwords to some folders that are required when accessing those folders from our network. We have a simple peer to peer network.

A:Password protect folders

How to password protect a folder
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I'm running XP home SP3.

I've got two external HDD's which I would like to password protect... can anyone recommend any free software to do this?

Also is it possible to password protect the HDD and be able to use it on multiple pc's? ie Home, laptop and work systems.

Kind regards,


A:How do I password protect my external HDD's ??

Your best option is an encrypted volume.
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Hi I would like to password protect a few folders on Windows 7, how can I do this?

Ideally when someone would click on the folder there would be a prompt asking for a password, similar to what happens when you make a .zip and password protect it.

The only software I found till now which comes closest to my needs is Protected Folder, however you have to open the program each time and unlock the folder you want to use, then re lock it when ready, it's not so straightforward as I was imagining. Also I don't know if access will be blocked from other users on the network, once the folder is shared.

Would love to know if you guys know of some other software that better meets my needs. Thanks.

A:How to Password Protect Folders


Give this a try:

Josh Cell Softwares: WinFolder Lock Pro - The Folder Security Solution

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A:How do I password protect my network?

If you look at the manual for the DI-524 there is a wireless section where you can add secruity
WPA would be a preferred type of incryption - but not all the older machines support that so you may need to use WEP

This is the default method - if nothing changed
Connect a PC to the router by cable
Open a web browser - I suggest Internet Explorer as some router do not work well with Firefox etc
Type in the IP Address of the Router (
Type admin in the User Name field
Leave the Password blank
Click OK

Click on the wireless button - the version of the manual I have only has WEP as a choice - but later firmware will have WPA
the manual is on the D-link website

Also, what encryption should I use so I can safely do my internet banking?Click to expand...

I would make sure you have a upto date virus scanner on the PC and also a malware scanner - malwarebytes and superantispware
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A:Password Protect Folder in XP
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We already have created a work group and place all our computers into this
work group, but I don't really know what to do next.
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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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Is there a way to password protect a folder in windows XP?

A:[SOLVED] Password Protect

I think you can do it with XP pro, not too sure. Best to wait till someone clears that one up.

There are many programs out there that will do the job you are wanting to achieve.

Is this a compressed folder??
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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" will make the all username private.
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A:Can I protect my system with a password?

you can't, you need to have Xp professional or Windows 2000 to force proper log ons!

As you pointed out yourself, by clicking cancel anyone can by pass logging on in Win ME and 98!

in W2k and Xp you can set user permissions and the way users can logon which isn't available in Win ME and 98!
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A:How do I password protect downloads?

little fuzzy on your description.

Download usually refers to copying data from a webserver. If you have multiple systems with Print/File sharing active, then we use the those facilties to control
access to files on your PC. Is this way you are asking; how to control Print/File sharing access?
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Thank you very much.

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A:Is it possible to password protect folders?

The cheap and easy way would be to password protect a zip file.
the software way would be
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This may sound easy to find, but I have yet to find the software. I would like it to be freeware and usable on Windows 2000.

If anyone can direct me to the software I described, please do. Thanks

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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.

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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 would like to protect my Backup Partition. How do I go about doing this?
If there is any software available, please could it be Vista Compatible.


A:Password Protect Partition

Hey,I would like to protect my Backup Partition. How do I go about doing this?If there is any software available, please could it be Vista Compatible.ThankdeanpcmadI recently started using Paragon Drive Backup Personal Edition. I don't think the Vista support is fully debugged yet so I wouldn't use it to resize partitions to make a "backup capsule" on the HD of a Vista machine. But it's fine for making a Vista system image on an external drive. Also since you already have a separate partition you could backup to files on that partition and then make another backup or copy those files to an external drive in case your HD got trashed completely. For $50 it's worth it. The nice thing is it's an imaging program so you can restore with all the programs installed at the time of backup. A System Snapshot.To test it out I created a backup on an older machine, deleted the C: partition, then restored! Everything worked just like before. Way better than reinstalling stuff. Also it comes with a boot CD that has USB drivers. I booted the CD and I could see the backup files on my Seagate USB drive. I've been going without system backup for a long time because I never found any that really did hassle-free restore until now. If you have access to network drives for backup you might want to look at the Pro version. But for me the Personal works fine.Paragon Drive Backup
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A:Can't password protect my Screensaver

Hey mate,

You may have a policy set. You might see if using an option in the tutorial below may be able to help enable the screen saver password for you. I'd check Option Three first to see if that is the issue.

Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable

Hope this helps.
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A:Should I password protect my antivirus?

Well since some viruses completely disable AV programs from running, I doubt a password would help unless it has to go though the password first and then hit the AV product. But overall, it's really your call. Your computer, your choices.
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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.
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relatively simple instructions as poss please !
treat me like an idiot "ive earned it "

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A:Need help for Utorrent Password Protect.

Could anyone help me plz
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A:Need help for Utorrent Password Protect.

We can't assist you with P2P programs here.

Please read the rules:

P2P Instructions - We do not support P2P file sharing applications and any threads requesting help for such will be closed. This includes Kazaa, Bearshare, WinMX, and the like. If you're interested in the topic, you are free to discuss it on our site (and please visit, but information on how to use them will not be provided.Click to expand...
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I have a thread but don't see where I can post a new thread.
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worm to everyone on my contact list, my QUESTION is,
HOW CAN ANYONE STEAL your password?

A:Password protect email


Originally Posted by Athen

There are 2 ways that you can Password Protect a Folder.

#1: If the Folder is Zipped, you can add a Password to it. Double-Click and open the Zip File. Select File in the Menu Bar and click "Add Password". Type in your selected Password in the Password Box, Confirm it, then click OK.

To access this File, the user must type in the correct password.

#2: Right-Click the folder that you would like to password protect or make private and select properties. Select the Sharing Tab and check Make this Folder Private. Click Apply. You will then be prompt to a box asking you to assign a password. Type in a Passoword and Confirm it.

Hope this is what your looking for...


I WANT to protect my email account. Thank you for the information
although to me, it was technical lol. How would I go about protecting
my email account so that it cannot be stolen again.
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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>

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Good day everyone , I have a simple 3 page webe site that I host myself I would like to password protect one page. I have created the page using Microsoft Word and Im a real newbie to the whole thing ......any suggestions would be greatly appreciated and as always thanks in advance for your advice.

A:How to Password protect a web page

For a truly effective password you would probably need to use CGI to process the request. You can search for CGI scripts on the web. If you just want something simple to stop some of the people you could use javascript, but this is not very secure, but is just a barrier. You can find some at, look in the "post a javascript" section for password.
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A:password protect parts of pc ?

for others to view/listen to?Click to expand...

If you want others to view/listen to your files, why would you want the files password protected?
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A:On resume, password protect

Are you logged in as 'admin' ?
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A:Is there a way to password protect a file?

Quote: Originally Posted by Tideripper

there are a couple of files and folders and documents that Id like to protect. I know I can change the permission to just admin but sometimes I leave my rig running and Id like to know that these files cant be accessed while Im away.
any suggestions? Id like just to have to enter a password before said files are opened

Hi and welcome

An asy way is to use one of the 3rd party apps. There are quite a few. This is one that is easy to use and free. Password Protect Files
Good Luck

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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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See if File Secure Free would help. You can password protect external hard drives or USB flash drives by plugging it in, choosing the drive and clicking a "lock" button to enter a password which then locks the drive. To unlock the drive, you'd again select it, enter the password, and then click the "unlock" button.

File Secure Free guide
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This function is buitlt in to XP:

or you could use TrueCrypt (free):

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A:password protect all of my stuff?

Hello kfc4vr

It is not a silly question you ask.
The only silly question is the one you don't ask...

See if our Tutorial below is what you are looking for.
Read through it carefully please.
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A:How do I password protect one application

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A:Password Protect Folder

Would it not be easier to password you screen saver? Set it for a low time.
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A:Problem with Password Protect 1.9.2

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A:Password Protect Folders

Lots of 3rd party tools out there for this job but why would you......?

When its this simple; How to Password Protect Folders in an External Hard Drive | eHow

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