Nowadays, computers seem to be everywhere. They have truly revolutionized almost every aspect of modern society, by performing certain tasks much faster and much more efficiently. Because of their great effectiveness and inherent versatility, computers have been adapted for use almost everywhere conceivable. Offices, schools, and homes have all found their own uses for computers.
As computers become more and more commonplace, digital storage of data also becomes more and more the norm. Digital data is what computers can understand and use, and can be stored in a variety of media, such as a computer's built-in hard disk drive, or removable devices such as CDs and flash drives. Digitizing data has the benefit of making it much easier to work with, organize, and disseminate, using computers.
With this new type of data storage also come issues about keeping data secure. In response, some programs have implemented the possibility of protecting files and directories with passwords.
I will show some useful reliable sotwares for protecting files and directories with passwords
A free and lite weight (200Kb) program. This application is a useful tool when it comes to protecting your private or confidential folders. Work in windows XP and Vista. Using NS Folder Locker, you can lock any of your folders. You will simply need to choose the folder and specify the password, and your data will be protected. You can get it from softpedia. Work will with windows explore but other FileBrowsers can find folders locked by this...... So what is Next...
A famouse program this will work in all windows XP,Vista,Windows7,2000 and 98 also. Program size is 2.8Mb. fast file encryption software that can also password protect folders, encrypt and lock files & folders, protect USB Drives and lock CD/DVDs. Folder Lock's options like hack monitoring, stealth mode, data shredding, history cleaning, auto protection, portable USB autoplay feature & virtual keyboard can enhance file locking and encryption beyond anything ever achieved. In addition, a locker's delete, move and rename are password protected to prevent data loss. You can get it from NewSoftwares..is a shareware!
Folder lock also have some bug like folder and locked condent can find in safemode......
Hide Folders® XP :
Another best software for prodect your files. This work's in Windows XP,2000. Program size is 2Mb. With Hide Folders XP you can easily protect any number of folders and files on your computer. You can select any file or folder to protect from the program, drag-and-drop the desired files and folders from Windows Explorer into the Hide Folders XP window or just right click mouse button on a file or folder in Explorer and select “Hide & Lock with Hide Folders XP” from the drop-down menu. Is a UserFriendly program.. Hide FoldersXP is a shareware! You can get it from Fspro
My lockbox is a Free software. Work in WindowsXP with 64x support !. Program size is 1Mb. The protected folder (lockbox) is hidden from any user and application of your system, including Administrator and System itself. It is impossible to access the lockbox not only from the local computer, but also from the net. The program is extremely easy to use. You can set the lockbox location and the password during the setup procedure. After the setup is done, lockbox will be hidden and locked until you enter the valid password. You can get it free from FsPro
Rohos Mini Drive for USB:
This software is used for usb disk security. It's Free Rohos Mini Drive creates hidden and encrypted partition on the USB flash drive memory. You work with the files on the hidden partition without opening a special program. Those who have megabytes of sensitive files on the USB drive and seriously concerned with a data security, cannot imagine their USB stick without the hidden volume that is created using this tool. You can get it from Rohos Mini Drive
On the other hand, when files or data are deleted, sometimes it may be the case that their contents are not supposed to be recovered.