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password protecting CDR / CDRW

I have been searching online for software but I am not having much luck. I found a few places but the software is no longer offered, or the sites are out dated.
Does anyone know of any open source or freeware. I would prefer to not have to pay for the software, it is just for personal use.

OS: Windows xp home.

Thank you for your help
Jon
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Zip the file and add a password, then burn it.  
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j2023Author Commented:
i was hoping for a differnt solution where i would not have to zip anything, so just when the computer trys to access the cdr it will ask for a password. i know there is software out there i just having a hard time finding it.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Any such software I've ever heard of would only work on the installed computer.  I take the CD to mine and I'll read it regardless of the software used.  UNLESS you zip it.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Or otherwise package the data into a seperate file type (RAR, LZH, ZIP, etc)
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j2023Author Commented:
there was a few sites i found that stated that the software would be encripted, and i  assume a key stored on the cd so it would be able to be accessed from another computer if you knew the password.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Can you post those links?  I've never seen such software.
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j2023Author Commented:
I found this site
http://www.secureburn.com/
but it is very outdated and the software would not run correctly on my machine. back from 2002. I think the arthor gave up on perfecting his software.

I found a few others but with no luck.

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j2023Author Commented:
http://www.ghostsecurity.com/index.php?page=cryptosuite


but still would like to find a free to use program, but i dont think i am going to have any luck
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
j2023,
http://www.ghostsecurity.com/index.php?page=cryptosuite
From the web site:      
Make Self Extracting Archives so you can easily send them to friends and family to view the files securely without them needing CryptoSuite installed.

This is essentially the same thing as creating a ZIP file with a password and turning it into a self-extracting archive.


http://www.secureburn.com/
This actually should work for you.  Never seen anything else like it though.
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Rich RumbleSecurity SamuraiCommented:
There are dozens of encryption software that will fit the bill, and winZIP is frankly a very universal program that works for MAC, Linux, and M$. You could go as far as to use Stegnography (steganos is great, and pretty cheap)

M$ office encryption is fairly good, but only if you use the password to OPEN, make it 10+ chars like:
you'11NEVER0p3nth1S! (you'llneveropenthis!)

7zip is a bit more obscure, but is a great program, that also works on many platforms, in order to unzip the files 7z will have to be installed, or you can copy the program folder for 7z to the cd, and run 7z from that to unzip it. http://www.7-zip.org/ It supports most of the popular compression and decompression algorythims used today.
-rich
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