Encryption Software

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  1. Doneranator

    Doneranator New Member

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    Can some one recommend a good program the will encrypt both files and folders. Would like something that with out the proper key(s) would absolutely no be able to be opened. Thanks in advance
     
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  4. Doneranator

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    Thanks for the info guys!
     
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    TrueCrypt is FTW.
     
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  7. Bruticus

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    TrueCrypt x3
     
  8. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I got that with my Corsair flash drive. Haven't checked it out yet.
    So I can selectively encrypt specific folders with it?
     
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    Bruticus half dead OT Supporter

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    You can do specific files/folders or entire hard drives.
     
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    The new version is awesome I heard.
     
  11. Bruticus

    Bruticus half dead OT Supporter

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    I haven't had enough free time to have a play around yet, but the change notes look pretty fantastic. Might give it a go over the weekend.
     
  12. Marcos

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    Related question, I want to simply password lock a drive, not really "encrypt" it, im not around anyone savvy enough to know how to bypass a simple password and get to the contents.

    the problem i have with encryption is the slow load times as it encrypts/unencrypts
     
  13. dissonance

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    Create multiple user accounts. Set the permissions for the drive you wish to lock so only your account (which has a password) can access it.
     
  14. Marcos

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    sounds good,

    If my laptop breaks, does that mean i lose access to that drive forever?



    EDIT: just tried to make a 2GB usb drive private using the right click properties -> sharing -> "make this folder private" option, but it is greyed out :dunno:
     
  15. dissonance

    dissonance reset OT Supporter

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    took 5 minutes to find similar solutions so here is a copy/paste of one
    Code:
    You need to disable Simple File Sharing and take ownership of the files. Take a 
    look at these articles for more info: 
     
    "Access is Denied" Error Message When You Try to Open a Folder 
    [URL="http://support.microsoft.com/kb/810881"][U][COLOR=#0000ff]http://support.microsoft.com/kb/810881[/COLOR][/U][/URL] 
     
    How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP 
    [URL="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421"][U][COLOR=#800080]http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421[/COLOR][/U][/URL] 
     
    Note: If you are running Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, you 
    must start the computer in safe mode, and then log on with an 
    account that has Administrative rights to have access to the 
    Security tab. To start in Safe Mode, reboot your computer and 
    start tapping the F8 key as soon as you see anything displayed 
    on the screen. Keep hitting F8 until the Advanced Startup 
    Options menu appears. Use the up and down arrow keys on your 
    keyboard to select Safe Mode. Hit Enter.
     
    [SIZE=1]from: [/SIZE][URL="http://www.tutorials-win.com/SupportXP/cannot-access-795172/"][SIZE=1]http://www.tutorials-win.com/SupportXP/cannot-access-795172/[/SIZE][/URL]
    
     
  16. Marcos

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    do you think NTFS has a part to play in all this? my drives are fat32
     
  17. dissonance

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    I thought you were just giving me shit.

    Are you actually asking for help or just trying to give me a hard time??
     
  18. Marcos

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    im just asking for help :hs:, i dont hassle people for no reason

    sorry :wavey:
     
  19. dissonance

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    This really isn't an area I know too much about. Start a new thread that states your problem, how you created the password protected directories (user accounts through windows or something else), the exact error message you receive when you try to transfer files, and if you can see the protected files/folders. Also, what OS are you on now that you are trying to access the data from (XP Home/Pro, Vista, *nix, etc?)
     
  20. Marcos

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    no no, i havent done this yet, i was just asking what i could do if i had that problem.


    right now im wondering why i cant apply the setting you told me to apply earlier to my external drives, but i think its because they are not NTFS, is that a requirement?
     
  21. dissonance

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    Main reason I say that is because:

    This is take from Microsoft's site. I don't see how you were able to assign permissions in FAT32 using just Windows and not a 3rd party software. Unless of course things have changed...
     
  22. dissonance

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    O shit, this whole time I thought you were wanting to retrieve data from a drive formatted as FAT32 with folder permissions. I didn't realize you were trying to add permissions. Oops.... yea, you need 3rd party software or to convert the drive to NTFS.

    MS's instructions on converting to NTFS
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307881

    I have no links for 3rd party SW b/c I have never used any....
     
  23. dissonance

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    I need to reread posts more often.... damn
     
  24. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I've found that the sub forums like this, tend to have a lot less of that going on.
    Well, there's one or two regulars who could use a course in social skills, lets say.
    But their advice is solid.
     
  25. dissonance

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    I agree. And it was more so that I misread what he was asking. It all makes sense now :hsd:
     

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