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Folder Lock in Windows 7

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Hi,

  How to lock a folder in windows 7 O.S

   Is there any command by which we can lock the folder or we shld use third party tools like folder lock.

 Help greatly appreciated.

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Aman Khan
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When you ask about a folder lock, are you wanting to make the contents of a folder read only, or make it so only certain users can see it?

If so, then you would modify NTFS permissions to do this.  Right-click the folder and go to Properties.  There will be a Security tab where permissions can be modified.
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You can restrict other users to access the folder or file using NTFS permissions but you can block particular drive using bitlocker in windows 7
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I want to block this folder access so that no other users or if people logged in to my user account, then too they should not able to access or see that folder.

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If you don't want your user account to have access to the folder, then what good is it?  Set up NTFS permissions, encrypt the folder, then don't share your password.

Make sure to keep a backup of your encryption key, or you may not have access to the folder yourself if you have to reinstall Windows or recover using a backup.

What version of Windows do you have?  Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, Starter?
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Since it looks like you are going with the Encrypted File System recommendation, be sure to back up a copy of your encryption keys.  Otherwise you will be locked out of your files if your computer crashes and you have to restore from a backup or reinstall Windows.  Many, many people have not done this only to find there is no way to recover their files.

Here is how you back up your EFS certificate:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Back-up-Encrypting-File-System-EFS-certificate
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc756891%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
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