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Private folders encrypted and password protected folders

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Live OR Die, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. Live OR Die

    Live OR Die

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    Im posting this because i've been looking for a free tool like this sense XP thought people should know about it :toast:

    Windows 7 when combined with Pismo get’s an incredible feature of creating password protected folders ( *.pfo ) which they call as Private Folders. It is just like any other folder to which you can add any folder and do any operation but not password protections just comes out of the box in Windows 7.

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    To create a private folder, you need to make a right click, select new and then private folders
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    How to create private folder in windows 7
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    To re-lock right click unmount

    Windows 7
    private folders

    Here are the features which will interest you :

    * Password protection.
    * Mount visibility to owner or entire users group.
    * In case you make it available to entire user group, you get option to make it available as network drive
    * Type of access to users , Read or Read and Write

    Private folders are just incredible way to share private data with set of people you want. This is what makes private folders rock. Its just not securing your data but also sharing data privately with others. You can download Pismo Private Folder from here
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  2. lyndonguitar

    lyndonguitar I play games

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    WOW thanks gonna use it now.
  3. twilyth Guest

    I don't know how secure those folders are or what limitations there might be, but I've been using TrueCrypt. It's free, gives you single, double or triple encryption (blowfish, aes, two-serpent - IIRC). You can either create a visible or hidden file that you mount like a drive or you can encrypt an entire drive or partition.

    and did I mention it's free?
  4. Live OR Die

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    Private folders is free to and easier to use that TrueCrypt and having the option to crate a new folder any were i like.
  5. twilyth Guest

    How good is the encryption?

    I use the encrypted file approach and mount it to a drive letter. I like having all those files in the same place and I can copy it to any other computer or backup it up to ftp, server or whatever. All I need is to have a copy of TC installed at the new location. I'm guessing the priv folders feature is like NTFS file security except, would you be able to take ownership on the new machine?

    IDK.

    If you need solid and/or multi-layer encryption, you have to at least look at TC.
  6. Live OR Die

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    give it ago just install it im only using it to lock down folders and files at the moment, you can move and copy the Private folders to other pc's you will need it installed on the other pc so you can open it, they work in the same way mounting the folders.
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    Well i have 2 drives labeled PORN, not many people use my PC....
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  8. Live OR Die

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    :laugh: i have two folders one with passwords for alot of things and a PORN one :toast:
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    Why do you password it? Give it up, share it, make it free and visible to all. Let everyone enjoy it. Dont make it a secret. What are you ashamed of? UNLESS it's the illegal sort of pr0n in which case you're a douchebag.
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  10. twilyth Guest

    Maybe I didn't understand, but if you have a folder for passwords, and you use Firefox (as do all intelligent, attractive, nice smelling boy and girl geeks), then get yourself over to the addons page for FF and dl LastPass. It will generate random passwords and track them for you online. You can also use your own pw's - if you insist. It will log you on automatically as soon as it sees you have autologin turned on for a site that you visit. You don't even have to hit a hot key. If you have multiple signins, all you need to do is pick the one to use and the rest is automatic.

    It's slicker than shit and you are doomed without it.

    I too believe in free range data, but some things are like describing, in graphic detail, your last BM - possibly very pleasant for you, but something that you probably shouldn't share.
  11. Live OR Die

    Live OR Die

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    not if you have a gf or friends or a bother that goes though your pc :laugh:

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