Finding password protected files

Discussion in 'Scripting' started by Linn Kubler, May 27, 2009.

  1. Linn Kubler

    Linn Kubler Guest


    I have been asked to identify all the password protected files on our
    network and am wondering if someone might have an example?

    Alternatively, can anyone recommend a commercial/shareware/freeware utility
    for this? A quick Google search found a few utilities for finding files
    like this but I know nothing about them. We are mostly interested in Word,
    Excel and PowerPoint type files.

    Thanks in advance,
    Linn Kubler, May 27, 2009
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  2. Linn Kubler

    Dave Patrick Guest

    Dave Patrick, May 28, 2009
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  3. Linn Kubler

    Linn Kubler Guest

    Hi Dave,

    I did post this question there as well, no response yet though. Was kind of
    hoping someone would have a script to do this so I wouldn't have to resort
    to installing another application.


    Linn Kubler, May 28, 2009
  4. Seeing that you frequently post questions in newsgroups, I suggest you
    familiarise yourself with the concept of "cross-posting". You multiposted
    this particular question, which causes duplication of effort and is
    therefore much frowned upon - see here:
    Pegasus [MVP], May 28, 2009
  5. Linn Kubler

    Linn Kubler Guest

    Don't see the problem, this is a question that spans multiple disciplains.
    Someone in this group might have had the answer but doesn't read the other
    group or visa versa, how am I supposed to get the most accurate information
    without cross posting? That's like saying it's Ok to Google one web site
    but not another.

    Sorry if I offended anyone, just trying to solve a problem.

    Thanks for the help,
    Linn Kubler, May 28, 2009
  6. Sorry, you missed my point entirely. You did not *crosspost* - you
    *multiposted*. Crossposting involves placing several newsgroup names into
    the Address field so that everybody in every newsgroup can see your post and
    reply to it. You did not do this - you created several independent threads
    in different newsgroups so that respondents could not see the replies from
    other newsgroups.

    Please read the information once more in the link I gave you before. It
    tells you clearly that crossposting, when done in moderation, is fine and
    that multiposting causes duplication of effort.
    Pegasus [MVP], May 28, 2009
  7. Linn Kubler

    Linn Kubler Guest

    Sorry, my mistake. Didn't realize that responding to a post in one group
    would get crossposted to all the groups. Never realized the difference and
    in this case, thought of posting to the other groups independantly of this
    original post.

    Thanks again,
    Linn Kubler, May 29, 2009
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