Creating a secure folder
Thread poster: Lagom
Lagom  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 09:54
Swedish to English
May 29, 2006

Does anyone know of an application that I can use to secure access to a folder without actually encrypting the contents of the folder?

I want to ensure that when I am travelling with my laptop that if it were stolen I would not risk losing any sensitive client data that I may be working on at that time. At the same time I do not want to encrypt the contents of the folder as this would end up being a 'pain in the bum' everytime I needed to send any of the contents to a third party.

Any suggestions gratefully received,

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On an ftp-site? May 29, 2006

I'm not entirely sure what you mean, but if you need to make absolutely certain that you can access this folder at any time from any computer, I would save the folder on an ftp-site!

And obviously, you need to protect the site with a password and make sure you have not checked the option in Windows saying something like 'Would you like Windows to remember your password?'.

Just an idea.

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Uldis Liepkalns  Identity Verified
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HideFolders? May 29, 2006

Maybe this? But it's shareware. I downloaded Demo version some years ago, but actually haven't tried it out.

What's new in Hide Folders XP

+ Added feature
* Improved/changed feature
- Bug fixed (we hope)

Hide Folders XP 1.3

+ Added an option to hide folders automatically when a screen saver starts
+ You can open folder instantly by double clicking on it in the folder list
+ Startup options group added
+ "Strict" password policy implemented
* Some user interface improvements
* Window captions are added to the language files
- Fixed an incompatibility with some registry cleaners
- Some minor bugs fixed.

Hide Folders XP 1.2

* Internal structure optimized
- Minor bugs fixed

Hide Folders XP 1.1

+ Clear Recycle Bin items originally located in hidden folders option added
+ Hide folders in Windows safe mode option added
+ Hide uninstall information option added
+ Now it is possible to minimize Hide Folders XP to tray at startup
+ Hot keys support added
* Folders named with national language symbols also can be hidden
* New user interface languages support added
- Fixed serious security flaw with Hide Folders XP password protection
- If one of the folder was off-line Hide Folders XP could work incorrectly

Hide Folders XP 1.0 - first public release

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