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How do you password lock files?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by mr4army, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. mr4army

    mr4army Regular Member

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    I have winzip


    And i want to have a txt document and then a exe that is password protected

    How do i do this

    everything i have tried makes the whole zip pasword protected!

    Thanks
     
  2. MicGrez

    MicGrez Regular Member

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    Make 1 folder, inside that folder u make another folder where u have ur exe & doc. Pass protect 2nd folder containing ur exe & doc.

    Zip the 1st folder, containing ur pass protected folder. But do NOT set a pass.
     
  3. mr4army

    mr4army Regular Member

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    Okay but how do i password protect only the second folder?
     
  4. μελαγχολία

    μελαγχολία Junior Member

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    I think he's saying to create a password protected zip containing the .exe file and then another unprotected zip containing the provious zip file + your txt file. This accomplishes what you want.

    I'm not familiar with winzip so I don't the steps to protect just some files.
     
  5. Amsterdammer

    Amsterdammer Power Member

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    If you follow the instructions given it should be clear to you soon enough. :)

    But in short here are the same instructions worded differently:
    Make folder named Main >> Create folder in Main called Protect >> Put .exe file in Protect folder >> Password protect folder named Protect >> zip folder called Main.

    Now you have an open archive with a password protected archive inside it. :)
     
  6. Pelican1789

    Pelican1789 Registered Member

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    use winrar make a folder keep both the text and exe file goto winrar settings use password protected option... or else just google or screenshots...
     
  7. mr4army

    mr4army Regular Member

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    I do get that but its the protecting that single folder im not sure how to do

    thanks
     
  8. download

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    You can add password protection to .zip's and .rar's using 7-zip.

    Try zipping up the exe with password protection and then zipping the txt along with the password protected exe together.
     
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  9. HoNeYBiRD

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    is it bhw or what? you're doing it wrong, you need to do the whole thing backwards: make a password protected rar with the exe only, then compress this rar and the txt file into another rar which won't be password protected, it's not that hard
     
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  10. mr4army

    mr4army Regular Member

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    Nailed it all i needed to know


    Thanks
     
  11. Amsterdammer

    Amsterdammer Power Member

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    Edit: Glad to see your problem is solved. :)