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File Keeper

File Keeper

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Hide & Protect Your Files with Easy File Locker [Windows]
 
Jul. 14th, 2009 ByKarl L. Gechlik 
Do you have a certain file or folder that you don
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t want other users onyour system to be able to see or access? Confidential documents willbe safe from prying eyes. Your financial documents will be safe fromyour mother or dare I say significant other! We
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ve covered severalencryptionsoftwares in the past, likeTrueCryptbut this is really, really easy to use.
Hence its name
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Easy File Lockeris a pretty small file at 224KB and will do exactly what it says. It will let youprotect a file or folder from being seen or accessed by anyone on your system. This is a light
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weight program that does not slow down your system and even continues working if themachine is booted in safe mode. It does not require the application to be running for thesecurity to work and it can be password
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protected as well.Let
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s take a look at how it works.On first start, you will see a user interface like the one below:Now to protect a file or folder, the method is almost the same. All you have to do is hit
Edit
Add File
or
Add Folder
to either protect a file or folder. Talk about straightforward!Next up, you will have to pick your file or folder as well as choose from the following options.You can:
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Make the file or folder erasable
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Make the file or folder invisibleClick the
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button represented by the box with three dots next to the path to selectyour target file/folder like so:You will see a window like this when you are done.Next, you can set a password for the application by hitting
System – Set password
 
 
My favorite ability is making a folder visible and not accessible.When the user tries to open the folder whamo – Access is denied!Also see:
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 2 Ways to Hide “Important” Files and Folders in Windows 
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 How To Hide Files Like a Super Villain Do you have another easy solution to keep unwanted grubby little fingers off of your stuff?Let
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(By) Karl Gechlik is a superhero of the IT industry. His days are spent monitoring and maintainingsystems on Wall Street. He helps people with their technical issues for free over athttp://www.askTheAdmin.com.
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