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    There are so many very good free softwares out there that I have been using for years and would like to find a software that is FREE not freeware that will allow me to put a password on my folders.
    I can password a word excel file but need to password protect many folders that I have too.
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    Not sure about password protecting folders "in place."

    Windows XP's EFS and more recent versions' Bitlocker can do that if you have one of the more expensive levels of Windows.

    The popular free software Truecrypt would let you create a separate protected volume (and actual disk partition or a file in an existing partition) and move folders into it.

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    Thanks jscher2000.
    Will check out the link you gave me.
    I doubt if my XP home version has the EFS you mentioned.
    Catz

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    You need to be very careful to backup the user certificate if you use EFS. Truecrypt is much easier to recover.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by P T View Post
    You need to be very careful to backup the user certificate if you use EFS. Truecrypt is much easier to recover.

    cheers, Paul
    TrueCrypt is easier to recover IF you have NOT forgotten your password, it is designed to be imposable to recover without the proper password.
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