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El Sitherino
06-01-2003, 04:07 AM
ok im makin a journal of things and i need to know how can i encrypt my folders?
i want to password protect them.

=(BoD)= M.D.B.
06-01-2003, 07:04 AM
Make a new file with winzip and use that like a folder. Its possible to password protecet it from winzip.

BCanr2d2
06-01-2003, 07:31 AM
What OS do you have? As you can encrypt folders from within XP itself.

Lynk Former
06-01-2003, 07:36 AM
don't do it that way, paper works much better and is more flamable... ;)

El Sitherino
06-01-2003, 12:54 PM
Originally posted by BCanr2d2
What OS do you have? As you can encrypt folders from within XP itself. i use XP but i can't select the option to encrypt the folder. it's not selectable. im wondering how i get it to be selectable.

ET Warrior
06-01-2003, 07:24 PM
You could always create your own XP account user-name with a password. That way nobody else can access ANY of your files...

I dont know how to encrypt folders themselves though....i'll look into it and get back if I find out anything.

Psyk0Sith
06-01-2003, 09:16 PM
Dont use win2k to encrypt your stuff, lets just say there's a big flaw in the system or i got very lucky.

I know there are a few useful software that will encode files with various levels of protection, just do a quick search and you should find some.

The account on XP is a good idea, just not fully secure, depends on who else is gonna use the computer.

El Sitherino
06-01-2003, 09:16 PM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
You could always create your own XP account user-name with a password. That way nobody else can access ANY of your files...

I dont know how to encrypt folders themselves though....i'll look into it and get back if I find out anything. i have that but also i leave my computer on therefore i want to protect a specific folder.

Reborn Outcast
06-01-2003, 09:30 PM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
You could always create your own XP account user-name with a password. That way nobody else can access ANY of your files...

I dont know how to encrypt folders themselves though....i'll look into it and get back if I find out anything.

The Administrator can access those files. In fact, maybe everyone can because if I go to "Start" "My Computer" I can see everyone's files from there.

ckcsaber
06-01-2003, 10:17 PM
Try this link Insane

link (http://www.mycomputerconsult.com/pdf/How%20to%20Encrypt%20a%20file%20in%20Windows%20XP. pdf)

ZBomber
06-01-2003, 11:06 PM
Originally posted by Reborn Outcast
The Administrator can access those files. In fact, maybe everyone can because if I go to "Start" "My Computer" I can see everyone's files from there.

Yeh, a few things:

You can hide folders. ;) (select the hidden box)
You can make everytrhing under you raco**** name private. ;)

El Sitherino
06-02-2003, 12:35 AM
Originally posted by ckcsaber
Try this link Insane

link (http://www.mycomputerconsult.com/pdf/How%20to%20Encrypt%20a%20file%20in%20Windows%20XP. pdf) did that but it isn't selectable that's why i came here because i followed that exactly :( i feel i shall never encrypt a folder again (i did it once on my last comp but i forgot how)

swphreak
06-02-2003, 04:41 AM
I have my own account and passworded it on XP Home edition. And when you set up your account, you can make it so only YOU have access to those folders. It also helps to be an Admin to the computer.

What I did was go in Windows Explorer, got to my area of the computer. Right-clicked the main folder, properties, "Sharing" Tab, and click on "Make folder's Private." That is for WinXP, dunno how you do it for the others.

Also, Hiding folders works too. Just be sure you know the address to it, so you can unhide it to view stuff, or if you memorized the pathways and stuff, you can always keep it hidden..... you can probably tell I've done my fair share of hiding things on my comp ;)

When I goto try to encrypt stuff the way the link says, I can't even click the box, that option is grayed out...

Tesla
06-02-2003, 04:47 AM
Win XP can prevent other users from viewing files you just go to customize and click on a box and then when another user tries to access it , a message should come saying access denied or something like that, this worked for me. :)

And i agree that being an adminstartor does help alot, microsoft seroulisy messed up the limited accounts you can't even install games, dumb really. :)

El Sitherino
06-02-2003, 10:49 PM
Originally posted by Tesla Trooper
Win XP can prevent other users from viewing files you just go to customize and click on a box and then when another user tries to access it , a message should come saying access denied or something like that, this worked for me. :)

And i agree that being an adminstartor does help alot, microsoft seroulisy messed up the limited accounts you can't even install games, dumb really. :) im not talking about an account. i have my own comp but i don't want people to get on my comp and get into my private folders.

Sivy
06-02-2003, 11:12 PM
you could just hide them

right click on folder, selected 'hidden'
go to control panel & file options and select "do not show hidden and system files"

thats want i do

or if you're using Microsoft Word i'm think you can make them password protected.

ZBomber
06-03-2003, 12:33 AM
Originally posted by Sivy B
you could just hide them

right click on folder, selected 'hidden'
go to control panel & file options and select "do not show hidden and system files"

thats want i do

or if you're using Microsoft Word i'm think you can make them password protected.

Thats what I said (but in less detail ;))

El Sitherino
06-03-2003, 02:40 AM
i don't want to hide stuff i wanna lock it. cuz if i want to get in it i gotta unhide it.

Rogue15
06-03-2003, 02:44 AM
use winzip. it's easy.

[RAA]-=Chi3f=-
06-03-2003, 08:17 PM
This will work in HTML format. It will require you to enter a password (you create). Then it will encrypt and decrypt any info you submit. :cool:




<html>

<head>
<title>Encryption/Decryption</title>
<script language="JavaScript">

//Use this code Insanesith to encrypt and
//decrypt messages. It also uses a password
//protection generator

len=0;

function CalcKey()
{
len=0;
var temp=document.Encrypt.Key.value;

for(i=0;i<temp.length;i++)
{
len=len+temp.charCodeAt(i);
}
if(len==0)
{
alert('Please Enter the appropriate Key');
document.Encrypt.Key.focus();
}
return len;
}


function Encryption()
{

CalcKey();
document.Encrypt.Encrypted.value="";
var txt=document.Encrypt.normal.value;

var net="";
var fin=0;

if(len>0)
{

if(txt.length>0)
{
for(i=0;i<txt.length;i++)
{
fin=txt.charCodeAt(i)+len;

if(fin>99)
{
net=net+fin;
}
else
{
net=net+'0'+fin;
}
}

document.Encrypt.Encrypted.value=net;
document.Encrypt.normal.value="";
}
else
{
alert('Please Enter the Text to be Encrypted');
document.Encrypt.normal.focus();
}

}
}

function Decryption()
{
var txt=document.Encrypt.Encrypted.value;
var j=3;
var temp1;
var res="";

CalcKey();

if(len>0)
{
if(txt.length>0)
{
for(i=0;i<txt.length;i+=3)
{

var temp=txt.substring(i,j);
temp1=(parseInt(temp)-len);
var t=unescape('%'+temp1.toString(16));
if(t=='%d' || t=='%a')
{
res=res+' ';
}
else
{
res=res+t
}
j+=3;
}
document.Encrypt.normal.value=res;
document.Encrypt.Encrypted.value="";
}
else
{
alert('Please Enter the Encrypted Text');
document.Encrypt.Encrypted.focus();
}
}
}

</script>
</head>

<body>

<form name="Encrypt">

<p align="left">
<b>Enter Key:</b> (up to five characters and remember it, because it will be needed for decryption):<p><input type="text" name="Key"
size="20" maxlength="5">

<p align="left">
<b>Enter/show Text:</b>

<p><textarea rows="9" name="normal" cols="69">Enter here the Text to be Encrypted
</textarea>

<p align="left"><b>Enter/show Encrypted text:&nbsp;&nbsp;</b></p>
<textarea rows="10" name="Encrypted"
cols="69">Enter here the Code to be Decrypted.</textarea>
<br>

<p align="left">
<input type="button" value="Encrypt" onclick="Encryption()">&nbsp;<input
type="button" value="Decrypt" onclick="Decryption()">&nbsp;<input
type="reset" value="Reset">

</form>
</body>

</html>

Hekx
06-03-2003, 08:29 PM
I used to use a piece of software called "StealthDisk" now that was one good piece of software. :D
You can hide files, and make them reappear.
It doesn't install in the Program Files, doesn't appear under Add/Remove, and it virtually untracable.

You might be able to find it on Google.
Otherwise, a nice freeware piece of "folder / file hiding" software is my suggestion. :)

The last to I encryted a file, I couldn't decrypt it. :(