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Is it possible to put passwords on my programs?


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My friends use my computer sometimes and I want to put passwords on some programs, and I'm wondering how ot do this. I'm sick of Greg taking my music so i want to password itunes and other folders and just know im secure. some one help me out.
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Do you have a password for your Windows account? That would be a first step toward securing your computer.
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hi,

if your logged in as an administrator and they are not, you could give your friends a limited account, if thats what you want.

cheers...xxx1
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yes i do, but i am always signed onto the internet, for work stuff and communication. so when friends are over and ask to check email or something they do but then they open up files and try to email themselves my music and they accidently delete [bleep]. and its aggrivating. so i want to put passwords on my programs.
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i'm always logged in as administrator. if i want off and click switch user, then i get disconnected from my wireless connection. its just a hassle to have to switch and stuff, so is there a way i can put passwords on programs???
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Go here and download "Encrypt on Click" (freeware):

http://www.2brightsp...eeware-hub.html

To add Encrypt on Click to the right click context menu:

http://www.2brightsp...pic.php?t=2459


You can encrypt and decrypt with a click of the mouse. Can encrypt a folder or just the .exe.
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i want to that site and it downloaded some folder and then i went to the other site with directions but the stuff it wanted me to do, i didnt have the things from the downloaded site.... do i have to download something or is there a way i can just do it? cause downloading that and then reading those directions was very confsuing.
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just another idea but if you don't want to type in a password each time you can always hide the folder

to make an invisible folder(no text, no icon)

- make a folder on your screen,
(don't care about the name)
- right hand click and choose: properties
- click tab: customise
- click: change icon
(change icon for new folder folder appears)
- look for the padlock icon
- click on the blanc space right of the padlock icon
- click: ok
- click: apply
(folder is invisible but text remains)
- hightlight the text of the folder
- press and hold down the keyborad button: alt
- type with the number pad: 255
- release the keyboard button: alt
- click icon to set

[footnote: one is supposed to tick in my computer the folder options to 'hide extensions for known type of file' which I have not done]
[footnote2: if you want to make a second invisible folder in the same place, it is alt+255 then alt+255 again, reads as double blanc folder]
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Hi rudeskaboy164,

You could just put all of your private stuff into a zip file and password protect that file so that those buds of yours would have to give you a bud to get you to open the folder...

Just a thought Boo

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haha how do i password protect the zip file, i cant figure that out
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Hi rudeskaboy164,

Whatever Zip program that you have should have detailed instructions on how to encrypt and password protect the files that you zip up Boo, just read the help section that came with it.

Wendy
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yea that works. thanks.
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I just came across this freeware program called Free Hide Folders: http://www.pcworld.c...ml?tk=nl_hsxdwn

It might help.
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thanks so much linda gail. works perfect.
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Great :whistling:
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