password protect a folder in home premium - freeware

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by KRK, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. KRK

    KRK Guest

    Hi, and my apologies if this has been asked many times before

    There is no way in Vista home premium to password protect a folder (except
    perhaps by creating a compressed zip file 1st)

    There do appear to be some freeware products out there which say they can do
    the job.

    Does anyone have experience of these freeware products & is willing to
    recommend them ?


    KRK, Jul 6, 2009
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    That technique was only supported under XP, it was not ported to Vista.
    No recommendations. Permissions are much safer and more secure than
    passwords. Learn how, use them. It's difficult to crack passwords, but there
    are lots of utilities available to help the dishonest do so. Permissions
    changes are not so easy to crack when set up properly as the restricted user
    cannot access the controls necessary to change them.
    Rick Rogers, Jul 7, 2009
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    Poutnik Guest

    Rick Rogers's previous post was like this :
    Until he guess or reset admin password by other tools.
    Poutnik, Jul 7, 2009
  4. KRK

    Poutnik Guest

    Rick Rogers's previous post was like this :
    Permitions are only so strong as admin password
    and a way, it is encrypted.

    There are tools helping dishonests
    to guess or reset login admin passwords,
    for XP and alphanumeric PWs very efficient.

    One can guess XP alphanumerical password
    usually within minutes with aid of boot CD,
    or even directly bypass NTFS permitions by this way.

    Little helps PW protected BIOS with disabled boot from CD.
    Poutnik, Jul 8, 2009
  5. KRK

    KRK Guest

    OK , thanks, will read up on permissions and use that route

    KRK, Jul 8, 2009
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