how to protect files under one directory?

Hi, I am running win98 for my home computer.  And I store some
important documents under one directory.  Is there a good
way that I can protect this directory?  I don't like screen save
password.

Thanks.
xz02Asked:
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Brainz0Commented:
TurboZip is a very powerful tool, you might like to try; here's a review/link:


                   "TurboZIP is the ultimate file archive management tool...supports numerous file compression formats... Many of these file formats are auto-detected, a unique feature you'll only find in
TurboZIP... You can easily  create backup file set scripts that run
silently without need of the actual TurboZIP interface. Using command-line support, you can run these scripts unattended with any scheduler... If you dabble in file archiving in any way, you
                   simply can't afford to miss out on TurboZIP."
                   ZDNet  - January 3, 2000
It allows you to use "Password Protection - encrypt and decrypt files in ZIP archives."  But the trick/difference is that you can access/run these programs and files without decompressing; any Zip file looks and runs like an ordinary open folder through the Turbozip interface.
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dew_associatesCommented:
XZ02, would you rather password protect that directory?

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xz02Author Commented:
dew_associates,
 Yes, I would like to hear other options
besides Turbozip.

Thanks.
xz02
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xz02Author Commented:
I think I like the Turbozip idea better. Actually I am
going to use Winzip to archive and password protect my files, because I already have
it.

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Brainz0Commented:
xz02, You are correct, that Winzip will do the p/w protection just fine.  The reason I suggested TurboZip is that there is a huge convenience factor: the files can be used "as-is" within the Zip file.  Also, a whole directory/folder can be zipped simply by renaming it with a " .zip " extension once TurboZip is installed.  But if you wanted to use it, I would strongly recommend purchase rather than using the free-view version, since once you have begun using this system, it is a fair amount of work to unpack and re-establish zipped folders as non-zipped if you later abandon TurboZip or it expires.  

But it's a hell of a package, IMHO!

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