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Old July 29th 03, 07:42 PM
Hawkeye
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Default Password protect HD?

I have been using magic folders and encrypted magic folders for years.
Work great.

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













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Old July 30th 03, 02:22 AM
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Only if NTFS is the file system for the system partition.

File protection will not work, with FAT32 partitions.

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Is there a way to add password protection to a hard drive or certain
folders on a hard drive? Or are there certain types of hard drives
that come with password protection built-in?

I use a computer shared with others on which I need to protect a
large number of files. I have thought of adding another hard drive
just for my use if I can find a way to secure it. Any suggestions
would be appreciated.

If you use Windows XP Pro then encryption is built in so that you can
protect what you need to, at least at the file or folder level. It is
very easy to use and is completely transparent from the user's
viewpoint.


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Old July 30th 03, 12:09 PM
Stephen Howard
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On Tue, 29 Jul 2003 17:27:23 GMT, "John" wrote:

Is there a way to add password protection to a hard drive or certain folders
on a hard drive? Or are there certain types of hard drives that come with
password protection built-in?

I use a computer shared with others on which I need to protect a large
number of files. I have thought of adding another hard drive just for my
use if I can find a way to secure it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

There's a software and a hardware approach.

You can use a number of programs that will encrypt/hide the data.

Scramdisk is one, which sets up 'containers' on your hard drive.
Blowfish Advanced CS is a file encryption that can be set up to run
from job or batch files.
http://www.bsn.ch/Lasse/bfacs.htm

Blowfish is freeware, not sure if Scramdisk still is.

Or you could opt for a removeable hard drive caddy. I use these things
on my machine for backing up data to. You can pick up small hard
drives ( 3 or 4 Gb ) for next to nothing, and a decent caddy comes in
at less than £20 ( even cheaper on Ebay ).
Simply format the drive as an extended partition and use it for all
your sensitive data - pull it out when not required.

Regards,



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Old August 1st 03, 11:18 AM
Stephen Howard
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On Fri, 01 Aug 2003 05:47:34 GMT, Jack wrote:



Shaun went the pay route with Scramdisk when he added support for
Win2000/XP. It's now called Drivecrypt, available from SecureStar for
US$49.95 http://www.securstar.com/

ScramDisk for Windows 95/98/ME (ONLY!) is still free, but no longer
unsupported. You can find it at: http://www.scramdisk.clara.net/


Ta for the update - though I take it you mean 'no longer supported'?


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