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By edudley ·
I am needing to copy a number of files to a CD and then protect it with a password or some other security.
I do not want any other user to be able to open the files (even in view only) without authorization. I am not sure what I am looking for, so I will appreciate suggestions.
Thanks
Edie

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by CG IT In reply to password protecting a cdr ...

well in the local machine security policy, you can restrict access to CD Rom to locally logged on users. Not much help if users log on locally but in a domain environment can be of use. Especially if you don't allow local log on by domain users.

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by CG IT In reply to

boy did I miss the boat on this question.

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by edudley In reply to password protecting a cdr ...

The cd disk will be sent to one of our customers so I will not have control over the rights at the local machine level. I just need to cd protected to only be opened by those I give the correct information to.

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by Toivo Talikka In reply to password protecting a cdr ...

If your files are Word or Excel files, you can password protect them individually: Tools - Options - Security.

In Windows XP you can create a compressed (zipped) folder. Rename the default name 'New Compressed (zipped) Folder.zip' to something.zip. You need to keep the extension .zip. Double-click the folder to open it.

Drag or copy the items you want to protect into the compressed folder.

Select File - 'Add a password'. Type the password of your choice in the 'Password' and 'Confirm Password' fields and click OK, then burn the directory to a CD.

If you want more security, have a look at solutions to digitally sign the files using public-key infrastructure (PKI), for example http://www.pgp.com/solutions/pgp_home_office.html.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to password protecting a cdr ...

this is not the answer just 2 cents: if you have a web site you can easily ask your isp/web host to password protect a folder there, probably for free even. then you can place the files in there and give customers magic word to get them over the internet. ?

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by wlbowers In reply to password protecting a cdr ...

Put the files in a zip or rar file and password protect it.

They cannot open the zip/rar without the password.

Lee

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by F-Baer In reply to password protecting a cdr ...

word/zip passwords can cracked easy, use a crypt-tool with a stand alone ?viewer (it make "exe-files") and a good password like ?l_3k~bu4*-3gh^h7+ etc...
hth

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by edudley In reply to password protecting a cdr ...

The solution we used is a usb flash drive from sandisk. It comes with encryption software.
Thanks for all of your suggestions

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