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    [COLOR=DarkGreen]Is there any possible way to password a folder? (I know you can password word documents, but is it possible to password the actual folder there in) I am asking because on my computer i have a folder that i dont want my friends, and family to be able to acess. Thank you, to those who post

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    http://www.winability.com/folderguar...protection.htm

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    • #3
      Originally posted by hck-x360
      ... I am asking because on my computer i have a folder that i dont want my friends, and family to be able to acess....
      yeah.. I have porn on my hardrive too....
      If I had a nickle for every time someone offered me ten cents to keep my two cents to myself... I would be a rich man.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by hck-x360
        Is there any possible way to password a folder?
        First, don't use obnoxious colors in your text. Such behavior is generally considered rude.

        Second, it is difficult to make specific recommendations without knowing what operating system you use. Personally, I use FileVault, although mainly out of convenience.

        Originally posted by Siviak
        yeah.. I have porn on my hardrive too....
        I'm going to guess that your collection is on an open network share rather than a protected folder, though. Different philosophies, I guess.

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        • #5
          Its realy simple and often overlooked, winzip it!
          Use the password protect feature and make a good long non dictionarylist password like

          kkei29djjf,.///';sdoooei*730((284739)))___kdkwocd

          Hate to say it but a password like that could never be cracked by conventinal means, not even by me.


          good for hiding porn.


          you can also use winrar the same way.

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          • #6
            Seeing a password protected folder is a sign to parents, they will want you to unlock that puppy ASAP. nd hackers LOVE seeing protected folders, it is such a tease.

            How about making a folder, hide your stuff in there, then run the ATTRIB command in the folder, something like attrib +h *.* then it will appear to be an emty folder. You can even put G rated pictures in there of duckies and bunnies. Then run attrib -h *.* to unhide your stash, vuew it, then hide it again before you go to bed.

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            • #7
              I suppose that you could make it a zip folder than rightclick and add password...
              but then u woulden't be able to add new shitt
              00110001001100110011001100110111001000000111001101 11010101100011011010110111001100101100001000000111 01010111001101100101001000000110001001101001011011 1001100001011100100111100100100001

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              • #8
                Originally posted by CP99
                you can also use winrar the same way.
                I looked around yesterday and I believe you need the purchased version of winrar to do this. The advantage of winrar is that it archives folders AS folders, winzip just adds the files in the folder, at least, that's what I found yesterday, I could be wrong.

                Originally posted by astcell
                How about making a folder, hide your stuff in there, then run the ATTRIB command in the folder, something like attrib +h *.* then it will appear to be an emty folder. You can even put G rated pictures in there of duckies and bunnies. Then run attrib -h *.* to unhide your stash, vuew it, then hide it again before you go to bed.
                I also tried this yesterday. Isn't it the equivalent to right clicking, properties, then checking the "hidden" box? If Tools->Folder Options->View->Do not show hidden files or folders is checked, it won't show up, but if the opposite is selected, it will. After I ran the attrib +H command for a folder, i closed the window, re-opened one, and typed the path name into the address bar and it showed up. So I guess I'm asking if the attrib command and the "hidden" box is the same thing.

                Originally posted by Be_Th3_Penguin
                I suppose that you could make it a zip folder than rightclick and add password...
                but then u woulden't be able to add new shitt
                I'm almost certain this is not true. I made one yesterday because I had never done it before, added files, passworded/encrypted them, restarted, and added more files. I believe all you need to do is re-type the password, or add a new one, or something along those lines.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Second
                  So I guess I'm asking if the attrib command and the "hidden" box is the same thing.
                  I believe that the attrib cmd comes from the word, attributes, and therefore would probably imply that the 'hidden' attribute the the folder via menu, and 'attrib +h .' via cmd line is the same thing.
                  (Remeber, windows is a glorified DOS GUI )
                  I think the best way to hide a folder, is to just store it on a thumbdrive that you just take with you when your done with whatever it is your 'doing' on the computer.... The only trace of your actions would be browser stuff, and firefox has a good privacy page in the settings that has a 'clear all' button then maybe delete the recently used documents. Thats prob. good enough to 'erase' your tracks, other than some stuff that your parents for friends prob arn't going to be able to recover.

                  You might somehow make a folder thats like .-hidden If i remeber correctly, NTFS/FAT32 can only support filenames without some chars... soo if you had a folder that's name was ~ or .$% I think that windows wouldn't see it... be it 'hidden' or not. But thats the hard way and im not even sure you can make those kinda folders inside windows without some tools or knoppix.
                  I'm pretty sure this is a method many windows 'rootkits' work to hide themselfs completely.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dYn4mic
                    You might somehow make a folder thats like .-hidden If i remeber correctly, NTFS/FAT32 can only support filenames without some chars... soo if you had a folder that's name was ~ or .$% I think that windows wouldn't see it... be it 'hidden' or not. But thats the hard way and im not even sure you can make those kinda folders inside windows without some tools or knoppix.
                    I'm pretty sure this is a method many windows 'rootkits' work to hide themselfs completely.

                    Ive found that if you find non-recognizable characters (ie. alt-168 etc), you can use the command prompt to rename the folder using the right characters. Windows can still see the file, but the characters it doesnt recognize show up as blanks, and it will refuse to open it. Then, all you have to do is go back through the command prompt, rename the folder to something standard, do what you will, and rename it when youre done.

                    Sure its a bit tedious, but how badly do you want your porn stash hidden?
                    Of course its fully cooked... we had it set on "linen".

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Second
                      Isn't it the equivalent to right clicking, properties, then checking the "hidden" box? After I ran the attrib +H command for a folder, i closed the window, re-opened one, and typed the path name into the address bar and it showed up.
                      They are the same, but astcell's original suggestion was slightly sneakier: the folder exists, perhaps it even contains a few files to look "authentic", but the specific files that you want hidden are not normally visible.

                      Of course, I immediately configure my Windows systems to show hidden files, but this guys friends/family may not be that savvy.

                      Originally posted by Salem
                      Ive found that if you find non-recognizable characters
                      Excellent suggestion, but error messages like that are likely to scream virus to the uninformed.



                      Since this seems to be going the way of hiding information rather than simply protecting access to it (probably based on the assumption that the content is porn), you may wish to contact Grifter to see how Project Prometheus (hiding data in NTFS's alternate data streams) is going.



                      [QUOTE=dYn4mic]I think the best way to hide a folder, is to just store it on a thumbdrive that you just take with you when your done with whatever it is your 'doing' on the computer....

                      Note that many USB drives come with password-protected encryption software these days.

                      Originally posted by dYn4mic
                      The only trace of your actions would be browser stuff, and firefox has a good privacy page in the settings that has a 'clear all' button then maybe delete the recently used
                      Something like Portable Firefox could take care of that.
                      Last edited by Voltage Spike; May 25, 2005, 13:48.

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                      • #12
                        you can add new stuff to a zipped folder. can't you???! it doesn't make a difference to whether you have a passwrd or not.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Second
                          I looked around yesterday and I believe you need the purchased version of winrar to do this. The advantage of winrar is that it archives folders AS folders, winzip just adds the files in the folder, at least, that's what I found yesterday, I could be wrong.

                          Its very easy to get a key generator for winrar, if you have trouble finding a keygen pm me

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by CP99
                            kkei29djjf,.///';sdoooei*730((284739)))___kdkwocd

                            Hate to say it but a password like that could never be cracked by conventinal means, not even by me.

                            i dont know what you're talking about. that just isnt true. it would just take a while.

                            and dont say "not even me". it sounds lame.


                            of course there's always this way to keep your mom out of your porn....:
                            control pannel>folder options> make sure the box listed as "view all hidden files and folders" is turned off.
                            then right click on the folder and click the option that says "make hidden".
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by KeLviN
                              i dont know what you're talking about. that just isnt true. it would just take a while.

                              and dont say "not even me". it sounds lame.


                              of course there's always this way to keep your mom out of your porn....:
                              control pannel>folder options> make sure the box listed as "view all hidden files and folders" is turned off.
                              then right click on the folder and click the option that says "make hidden".

                              how the hell long do you think it would take to brute force about a 40 charector full keybored password. Not going to happen.

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