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May 11, 2011 at 23:13:15
Specs: Windows 7
Hi, I have a iomega 360 Gb portable e-storage, I would like to create a folder with password to store sensitive documents, the rest can be seen and use it by my family, please show me how to do, ( just one private folder for me ) thanks; jrobert.

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May 12, 2011 at 01:48:05
I am sure there are various tools available for you to achieve this, however i have written a program which essentially converts my private folder into a recycle bin, its not the best method but for me it works and i do not need anything more advanced than this.

Here is how you can do this:

if your folder is call 'Private' for example

rename it to Private.{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

This will now become a recycle bin and everytime you double click on it, the recycle bin will appear.

to convert it back, you will need to use command prompt to rename it from




if you know how to write software this is very easily done, if you like i can help you with some VB code that can achieve this with one click.

Hope this helps, as i said its NOT the best method by a long stretch but it works for me so i decided to share.


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May 12, 2011 at 10:46:54
Hi, your reply is highly apprecited, your idea is very interesting and I am going to use to experiment eventually when I believe it applicable; at this time I would like to take a different approach, I am sure you can help me, in a PC (my is a Dell window 7 and olso a W XP both lapttop) we have My Documents where I have Picts. Music and valuables docums; actually I purchased a 360 Gb. portable storage device, my intention is to estorage selected material ( some Pics. music, dvd, AND PRIVATE DOCUMENTS ) the music and Pics is ok if my family go through, here is my important folder , lets named " Craps game" it will be indeed My Private folder, and is this one that I would like that it will need a "password to be open" . Now my curios kids can go look my storish , print the Pics. use my music and be happy, while I know they will not put their nose in my private stuff, now you know what I need, take from there , I will be happy if you help me to achieve this job , for my Prestige
portable hard driver ,IOMEGA usb - 2-0 of 320 GB literature at: sincerely , have a nice day JR.

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May 13, 2011 at 13:14:09
This is pretty much what TrueCrypt was designed to do.

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May 13, 2011 at 14:01:05

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May 13, 2011 at 16:08:08
You also should be able to do this via Permissions. Just allow only yourself to read the folder. Then protect your Windows log in.

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