protect8ing the directories in the HD

My OS is win 7 Prof 64 bit and I have lots of data on an ext HD where some of the data are confidential.  is there a way to password any directory eg : c:\my documents
If Yes, how.  Thank u.
jegajothyretiredAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You can connect the USB Hard Drive to your machine, go to the folder on the hard drive, select properties and the security. Allow only yourself (your userid) to have access.

Be careful, lest you take this drive to another machine and lock yourself out.

You might consider password protecting your office documents, although this has some of the same risks.

Finally, you might just keep your hard drive physically secure. That is what I do.

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jegajothyretiredAuthor Commented:
thank u, looks like I am getting paranoid after  virus attack.
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jegajothyretiredAuthor Commented:
thank u.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@jegajothy - Thanks and I was happy to help you as always.

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