To hide your confidential files
Thread poster: lien

lien
Netherlands
Local time: 03:19
English to French
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Mar 28, 2004

Your works as translators are confidential, sometimes it is imperatf. If, for a reason or another (think about to bring your computer for repairing) you do not want anyone to look at your files, here is a handy tool : Magic Folders.

http://www.pc-magic.com/

"Your invisible folders and files can't be deleted, viewed, modified, or run. For all practical purposes they don't exist. Use Magic Folders to protect your finances, taxes, business and personal documents. Others won't know these files exist and they won't be able to accidentally delete or modify them either.

Yet, just enter your password and you'll instantly have complete and normal access to all your folders and the files within. There's no need to un-hide each file or folder individually. And Magic Folders is totally transparent. No one need know your invisible folders/files even exist."


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Daphne b  Identity Verified
Sweden
Local time: 03:19
Member (2003)
Swedish to Greek
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Thank you Lien! Mar 29, 2004

Sounds pretty useful, especially when taking the PC for repair, as you mention.

Have a nice day,

Daphne


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
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English to Afrikaans
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Double zip using password. Mar 29, 2004

Daphne Theodoraki wrote:
Sounds pretty useful, especially when taking the PC for repair, as you mention.


This product will set you back USD 60.00 for a single user licence. The low budget solution for your situation (taking the PC in for repairs, etc) would be to zip the files with a password, and then zip the zip file with another password. That makes it impossible for anyone to view even the file names. You can zip with a low compression to speed things up.

If your zip program does not allow you to zip a zip file, try this: create a dummy file with random content, and place that file and the zip file in a folder. Zip the folder (again with password).


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Valters Feists  Identity Verified
Latvia
Local time: 04:19
Latvian to English
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Simple, not unbreakable protection Apr 5, 2004

lien wrote:

...bring your computer for repairing) you do not want anyone to look at your files, here is a handy tool : Magic Folders.



A tool like this can hide the files and folders from a casual glimpse, but you must know that many computer technicians use dozens of tools for unhiding and recovering of information in a computer\'s hard drive. Thus, be aware that a simple \'hiding tool\' protects information only superficially.


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