Name that app - what app will keep a folder private and lock it after lack of use?
Posted on 2014-01-28
Can you help me figure out what app will do this:
On a windows 7 pro desktop, in a workgroup, not a domain.
several people use the machine. the boss wants to have a folder that others can't get into. I'm envisioning, a folder on desktop. Click on the folder / shortcut / link and it prompts for a password.
Enter the correct password and you have access to all the files in that folder to add / change / delete / whatever you want to do.
After some amount of inactivity - say 10 minutes, the folder is locked / you can't open the files without being prompted for and entering the password.
But what about if the file is open in word or excel? it'll still be viewable by others. They have to make sure to close excel / other app with those files, right? Can't protect people from themselves completely?
If someone goes into recent in excel or other app, the file will be there but won't open without the password for the folder.
Doesn't excel and word keep temp copies of the spreadsheets / docs? in the same folder so they'd be encrypted also?
And then for backing up - can the folder be backed up without the password? Just an encrypted file in the backup, but can be re-opened on another machine if they have the right password.
Any recommendations on the app for this? Freeware / cheap if possible? Simple to use.