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Password Protecting Visio Files

Q: Password Protecting Visio Files

Is there anyway to password protect a Visio 2003 drawing? With all the reading I have done I have only been able to find marking the file as read-only for protection.


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A: Password Protecting Visio Files

I'm surprised. Is there no File-Save as, and then choose Tools?

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Is there a way to set a password for a specific file or folder so that the user must enter the password in order to open it? If Windows XP does not include such a feature, what third party programs are available out there?

many thanks

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hang on, we've discussed that in here before....let me find the thread.....

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Was wondering if there is any way to make it so you have to enter a password to get into a folder on windows xp home edition.

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Hai evry body......

Can I protect the files in Vista using password?
I know Windows does not support this feature,,
but, curious to know if some kind of tricks or third party application on which I can relay.....

Thank you and regards,

A:Password Protecting files

This has been covered on this forum many times already. Using the built-in utilities to clean the hard disk is a good first start in freeing up disk space. Uninstalling infrequently used programs and deleting unneeded files is another excellent way to clean up disks.

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ok well my little sister has been going into all of my music folders and well renameing crap and well it is really ticking me off is there anyway to password protect certain folders without having to add another account to my xp settings

help me please

A:password protecting files

Theres certain programs you can download that will make you enter a password to acess a file.

But most of those you have to buy.

I reccomend this:

Right click your music folder, and near the bottom click properties. Look at the bottom of the menu for checkboxesthat say read only and hidden. Check the hidden box and click apply, hit apply to all folders and subfolders.. Now the file will disappear, but dont worry.

Click tools in the top address bar, then click folder options in the submenu. Click the view tab that comes up with a new window, in the list of radio buttons, find the one that says hidden files and folders, and right under that select show hidden files and folders, then click ok. Then go back to your music folder. your music file is now accessable when you show hidden files and folders. But when you hide them again your sister shalll not be able to see them.

Kinda annoying if you listen to music every day but a goood way to make sure no one sees your stuff.

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Is there a way to secure individual files and folders in windows so that you can then back those files up to a DVD? I encrypt certain files on my pc but as you will know if you send them to a DVD then they become un encrypted?

If it isn't possible to do it in windows does anyone know of a free 3rd party product that will do the job?

I don't need it to be military standard, cause all I need it for is to stop nosey little buggers looking at my stuff when I'm not around.

Many thanks for your help in advance.

A:Password protecting files and folders?

I use AxCrypt or Truecrypt, but have never tried burning them to disc.

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Avast is showing password protected files it can't scan, computer acts normal GMER detected changes made by ROOTKITS. Ran TDSKILLER it found nothing, SuperAntiSpyware finds nothing, Malwarebytes finds nothing. Please instruct on how to proceed, thank you BleepingComputer Staff!

A:RootKit is password protecting my files

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There are a few folders and files on my computer that I would like to password protect. Is there any software available to enable me to do this?

I've done a search on google and found a few to download but am always wary about downloading software I am unfamiliar with and I've not found much available to buy.


A:Password Protecting Folders/Files

Have you looked in Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps pinned at the top of this forum?http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html If not, take a look in that thread and scroll down to File Encryption.

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Hi, I have networked 3 pc's using a router. 2 of the pc's belong to me but 1 of them is a family pc, so the whole family goes on it. The problem is that I can access files off all the pc's from both my pc's, but the family pc can also access files off my pc's. Now is there a way of password protecting my 2 pc's files so that only someone can access the files form the family pc with the correct password. This way I can access my files form the family pc but no one else can without the password. Im sorry if this sounds long winded and makes no sence. Thanks!


A:password protecting files on a network

I'm going to assume that this is just a normal workgroup and not a domain. Make sure of the following:

1) All computer share the same workgroup name.
2) All computers are using a difference IP address.
3) All usernames and passwords for the network are set up on all machines.

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I only have one user account (administrator), because having multiple accounts causes my laptop to lag, but multiple people are on my computer daily. there are folders and files i would like to keep private,(such as things for school, business, work, ect) and password protected. Is there a way to do that??


A:Password protecting files and folders

I do not think that you have this option with Home Basic. I have premium and this option is not available to me. You may have to look for other software that can be downloaded that will allow you to perform such a task. All the best to you.

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Hello guys, here is my situation. I'm going to explain it thoroughly so hopefully everyone gets a good understanding of it.

I have a desktop pc running windows XP SP 2 Home Edition and my Macbook running OSX 10.4.7.

I want to be able to share my entire external hard drive through a network so that only I can access the files in my macbook. My external hard drive is connected to my desktop and I dont want to move it because I move around alot with my macbook. I definitely want these files to be protected because I have other people connected to the network so I want to make sure that only I am able to access it. I also want to keep the files in my external hard drive and not have to load them into my Desktop because its a good 150+GB of data.

Any ideas?

A:Help sharing files over a network but password protecting them.

Can't think of anything with XP Home. Have you searched for "file security" utilities? I'm sure lots exist, but don't know if there are any free or low cost ones.

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Just wondering if anyone knew of a good way to do this. I'm pretty sure this capability is not available in Windows 7 for some reason.

A:password protecting folders/files in Windows 7 (64 bit)

Just use the standard Windows file permissions system to prevent other users to see your files. As long as your user account password is good and others don't have administrative rights that should suffice for most purposes.

For a more serious protection I would use TrueCrypt with a password-protected volume where you drop all your files there.

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I have some folders of files on my business computer that I want NO ONE to be able to open but me. Several people use this computer, and the option of different user accounts is not plausible. I simply want to put a password so if anyone (including myself) tries to open the document, it prompts for a password in order to open the folder or file.

How do I do this in windows (vista)? Making them "hidden" also is not an option. I cannot have these files accessed by anyone but me...

A:Password protecting files/folders in windows?

you will need a third party program


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I keep a lot of confidential information on both my C: and an external hard drive. Is there a way for me to password protect the folders and files on these drives?

A:Password protecting files on C: or External Hard drive

This thread may offer some advice/help? - Is it possible to password protect folders?


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Visio files are received as attachments in Outlook 2016. Visio Viewer 2016 and IE11 are also installed on Windows 10 (1607).
Previewing the Visio file (VSD in this case) is successful. However, when you try to open the Visio file, IE11 attempts to open it (as expected) but only displays a blank page.
Does anyone know if there is a fix for this issue?   Other articles suggest that Visio Viewer 2016 does not support IE11.

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how do i set the password for password protecting sharing?

A:password for password protecting sharing

I have found a tutorial for you to use on Home Networking and File and Printer Sharing. I hope it helps you:

Password Protected File Sharing in Windows Vista

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Hi guys,

Does anyone know of a program that can be used to put a password on burnt CDs? The CD must be able to be read on all computers so maybe there's a utility hidden in Windows? Otherwise I cannot see how it would work.

Thanks in advance.

Klaus Langbein

A:Password Protecting CDs

Edit: did a search (for the 3rd time) and finally got a hit. However if anyone has anything to add to the previous threads please feel free to do so. Thanks again.

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can anyone tell me how to password protect the cd rom drive in win xp?

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Hello,Im trying to password protect a CD,I travel almost most of my time and its company policy to only use CD's not Flash.Is there any way to password protect a CD on Linux?I mean I have found this tutorial How to password protect a CD but thats for windows and i need one for Ubunutu 9Does anyone have any recommendations for linux burning with a password

A:Password Protecting a CD

You can put the stuff into a Zip file, and password protect the Zip file.Or try Crypt Manager (now called Conceal).Source: Ubuntu Forums

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I am wondering if it is possible to password protect Folders on windows XP. for example i would like to password protect a folder say in my documents so that it isn't accesible or viewable without the password. ios this possible? or is there any application that can make it possible?

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XP Pro can encrypt things under your username so that other users can't get to it. Although this is not like a password on a single account, if you create your own account you could easily encrypt things so that no other users can access it.

edit: Just FYI http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000705.htm has a very detailed descrition of how to encrypt files/folders using both XP pro and XP home.

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I'm not sure if this is in the right category of the forums or not. I've searched the forums and haven't found much luck to my question.

I want to password protect a .zip folder so that you can't open the .zip folder without the password. I've followed some of the guides others have posted on the forums but those allow you to still look through the .zip, and only password protects the files. So basically i just want to have the .zip folder password protected so i can't view the contents without a password

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Hello! ^^;

I'm looking to password protect a folder! Erm ... only problem is ... I looked up how to do it on google ...

It says to right click the folder, choose properties, and click on the "Sharing" tab and check the box that says, 'Make this folder private'.

Well ... the 'Make this folder private' box isn't clickable ... so I don't know what to do!

Help, anyone? ^_^

A:Password Protecting a Folder


In XP Home you will need to first be using a HDD formatted in NTFS. Secondly, the folder you're attempting to password protect/encrypt needs to be under your own personal folder, i.e. C:\Documents and Settings\You\

Anything not in that you cannot make private by default. For that you'll have to try free software like AxCrypt, WinCry, Folder Guard or even better TrueCrypt (etc).

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How can I password protect a folder ?

A:Password protecting folder

use mylockbox, its free!

download here!

My Lockbox - Files and Folders Password Protection - Hide Folder Lock Folder Password Protect Folder - FSPro Labs

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I use one windows account which is admin, is there still a way to lock a folder with a password from anyone else that might get on my computer?

A:Protecting folder with password

The easiest way to do that would be using a third-party encryption program.

I recommend the free Truecrypt.

You can create an encrypted, virtual hard drive or file container and put the folder or files in there.

I am with you, I wish there was a built-in way to password protect a folder.

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Is there a way i can protect a folder with a password in Vista?


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how can i password protect one of my harddrives and folders etc?

A:password protecting a harddrive

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Yup I know, you can just use the WinXP sharing folder function - but that means you must use the XP login password right? Yeah I don't want to use that.

What's the best one available even if I have to buy? I'm planning to use it on my Notebook while I'm on a public network. Of course I'm assuming the password function would work over network too, right?

All help is very much appreciated ^^

A:Best password protecting software?

N-Guy said:

Yup I know, you can just use the WinXP sharing folder function - but that means you must use the XP login password right? Yeah I don't want to use that.

What's the best one available even if I have to buy? I'm planning to use it on my Notebook while I'm on a public network. Of course I'm assuming the password function would work over network too, right?

All help is very much appreciated ^^Click to expand...

I read your post twice and I still don't get what you want,

If you just log straight into windows without a password then all your files are still protected on the network unless they are in the shared folder, this is default on all XP's, as in 2K and NT

Nothing is shared unless you set it as shared and anyone trying to connect over the network must know your login name at the least.

Thing I dont get is this, you have an Item that easy to steal and you have no security on it at all, If someone gets hold of my laptop they have to get past the admin password, the Hard drive password and then the password to get into XP.

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How do I set up password-protected folders?

I've already tried the compression-way
(Moving the files into a compressed/zipped folder; then 'File' -> 'Add Password')...
But using that way requires you to enter a password for EVERY file you want to open/view

Are there any good+FREE programs to download
that make it so that you could add a password to FOLDERS (not files)?


-- EDIT --
Also... the programs I've tried were "not good enough".

One program was almost perfect. It was easy to use (although having to have a password 6 characters long was annoying)... But everytime you wanted to open the folder, you had to go throught the process of setting a password on it AGAIN. Setting a password after simply viewing files in the folder is very annoying.

A:% Password-Protecting Folders %

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I need a way to be able to protect and hide files i have on a cd,
i.e You put the cd in, you see none of the files and in order to see them you must put in a password

Anyone know of a free way to do this?

A:Password protecting contents on a cd...

Well, one way of doing it, is using winzip to zip all your files and set a password to the archive... That, or write : "TOUCH THIS AND DIE!" with a big black pen on the cd casing


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I am the only user of this computer, but just in case I need to lock up a folder with a password. How is this done?

(Can you do it from explorer.exe?)

Is there a way to lock a zip archive? If there was I could treat it as a folder. (I use EasyZip 2000)


A:Password Protecting a Folder

This may help to explain http://pcworld.about.com/magazine/2107p144id110663.htm.

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I have posted this before but haven't had any luck in responses,,,
I am trying to find out how you can password protect certain sites
in IE without using a separate program. I think there is a way through
content advisor but i am not sure.
any suggestions?

A:password protecting sites

How to use the Content Advisor

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Is this possible? I know it was with XP, but it was kind of useless because it didn't ask for it when you opened the file, you just had to be logged in to your user account, I believe.


A:password protecting a folder?

If you really want to protect it use something like TrueCrypt to create an encrypted volume and put the folder in that.

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Is it possible to put password protection on one folder within My Documents in XP?

File system is NTFS.


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My first post and I will make this question brief. Is there a way that Windows Vista can prompt for a password should a registry change be attempted? I was recently affected by an antivirus popup barrage that required remote assistance. Spybot was running and I did deny the change request but this didnt seem to matter.
I have searched for a way to accomplish this but all I can find is encrypting the folder.
If theres not a way to do this wouldnt this be a pretty nice little feature so that these malicious programs couldnt infiltrate the registry to disable the protections?
Forgive me if I am missing something obvious!
Any thoughts are welcome and appreciated.

A:Password Protecting the registry?

No there isn't a way to password protect registry keys. If you think about it, programs and Windows itself also need to access the registry keys, and if you protected it with a password, then things will fail, or will prompt you a lot for the password.

There are other programs besides Spybot Search and Destroy that watches for registry changes. Online Armor, a firewall, also has intrusion protection built in. Comodo is the same. ThreatFire is a behavior oriented antivirus and watches the registry too.

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I just installed windows XP and can't password prtect either a folder or my second hard drive. I have logged in as admin and can't do it from there either. When i go to sharing and security under the security tab the box that it says to check "make this folder private" is inactive and won't let me check it. Is there something I am missing here? I can't protect folders or drives (second hard drive). Is that a feature that can be enabled on a single work station or is is it there to use when you hook up to a domain?
Thanks in advance

A:Password protecting a drive

Is the disk partition using NTFS? It's the only drive format that support security. You can convert a FAT16 or FAT32 partition to NTFS. Use My Computer to view which format is used.

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Hi all,

I've been hauling through the net looking for a tool that will allow me to password protect keystrokes as such. What I'm actually trying to do is password a few buttons, that when pressed together open a program.

I tried using a tool that did password the program itself on execution, while this would of done the trick, the program is run on windows startup and asks for the password when windows fires up, which is not what I want

I've searched high and low for a program to simply password a set of pressed keys and while there must be software out there that will do this, for all my searching, all I keep getting is results pertaining to keystroke logging programs which is not what I'm after

Anyone able to help me with this, or at least point me in the right direction?

Thanks in advance


A:Password protecting keystrokes

Hello V, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if this below may be able to help. It's a bit of a workaround, but may help you to use the tool like you wanted to afterwards.

Use the tutorial below to create an elevated shortcut to run the tool you tried without getting a UAC prompt.Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create
Afterwards, use this new elevated shortcut with the tutorial below to run the tool at startup without getting a UAC prompt.Task - Create to Run a Program at Startup and Log On
Hope this helps,

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Is there any way of password-protecting a folder or folders without having to buy/download software..I am running XP but sharing my comp and all my files are easily accessible by the other User and vice versa...

A:Password protecting folders

Welcome to TechSpot

You might find the (free) answer here

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Hi guys,

Can someone walk me through a way to lock out my pc from use by my kids via password protection? Each of my kids have their own pc. They tend to screw things up with adware and the like...and then use my pc. I have locked internet traffic through norton internet security, but it seems that all you have to do is reboot to re enable access.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

A:Solved: help with password protecting a pc

Before going further - have you looked in your bios (del on boot up) to see if there is a password option there?

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I just recently purchased a PNY Attache 256MB flash drive and and am trying to find out if there is any way to password protect the data on the drive? Is there a program I can get or is there a simple way to do this? Thanks

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Want to password protect some folders on my usb pen drive, can anyone reconmend some software?

Just after something simple and easy to install/use, that'll ask for a password whenever the folder is opened.

Had a look around but cant seem to find anything i like the look off!

Preferably something free to download aswell!

A:Password protecting a usb stick

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A:need a good teach - yourself visio book...mine is visio v 4

Many of them out there. Try Barnes & Noble or Border's Books.


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I am using Microsoft word 2016 and Visio 2013.
I put the Visio images directly in the word document and a Visio object is created.
However, if the file I have created is opened and saved in lower version than word 2016 (let's say word 2010) the visio object is shown as an unidentified object in my pc. Whereas, in the other pc where it was edited (which was having a lower
version of Microsoft word) it works fine.
Please help me solve this problem.
Thanks in advance.

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So I am trying to figure out how to password protect a zip file using the built in zipping utility in windows 7.  In windows xp and vista once you have created a zipped file you open the file and select file>add password.
In windows 7 (currently using pro) there is no "add password" option, anyone have any idea why this is?  Or is there some other way of adding a password to a windows zip file that I am not aware of?  Am I being forced to add a 3rd party
zip app in order to password protect files? 
if so my other question is why would such a simple/convenient feature be removed from an operating system that is suppose to be superior then the previous?

A:password protecting a Zip file in windows 7

According to the Windows 7 Help file there is no such capability in windows 7:

Can I protect files or folders with a password?
No, you can't use a password to protect files and folders in
Windows. However, some programs that run on Windows allow you to protect individual files with a password. For more information, check the Help for the program you're using.
There are other ways to protect your files and folders in Windows. You can
encrypt your files using Encrypting File System (EFS), manually specify who can access the folders or files by setting permissions, or hide them. Choose your method based on how secure the folders or files need to be.
Encrypting is the most secure, while hiding the folders is the least secure.
For more information about EFS, see What is Encrypting File System (EFS)? For more information about permissions, see
What are permissions?
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I need to lock one of the folders in Outlook so unathorized persons won't have access to it but can use any other folders in my outlook e-mail. I figured out to right click on the folder to get to the properties and then went to "Administration" tab where there is a feature "This folder is availalbe to" with two possible choices of "all users with access permission" and "owners only" but this feature is not active. Please advise what I've done wrong and what I can do in order to protect the folder.
Thank you in advance.

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Is it possible to password protect files on a flash drive. I have a PNY 256Mb flash is there any way to pasword protect the entire flash drive or individual files contained within?

A:Password protecting a flash drive

you watch too many spy movies.

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Hi everyone,

I couldn't think of a less confusing title so sorry about that. My aunt called me up with a question today and I'm not quite sure if it's even possible. Her son has a few times used all of her monthly download allowance through his phone (which accesses the wireless network). She asked me if there's some way to password-protect the network so that she would have to manually enter the password, and then next time he tries to log on, she would need to enter it again? If she changed the WEP/WPA key then once she has entered it once he would be able to access it at any time. Again I'm not sure if this is possible but if it is I'm sure someone here would know how.

Thanks very much.

A:Password protecting a wireless router (not WEP/WPA key)

Many routers have some type of filters that can be set to allow or block Internet access based on the MAC address of the device. Depending on the brand and model of the router she may only need to enter the MAC address of the phone one time and then use a check box to enable and disable the access. She would also need to change the router's admin password to something only she would know.

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