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My OS is win 7 Prof 64 bit and i want to know how to lock access to a drive or folder.  i.e. How do I lock them and it will require a password to access them.  Is this possible, if Yes, can u please show me how to do it.  Thank u.
jegajothyretiredAsked:
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Will SzymkowskiConnect With a Mentor Senior Solution ArchitectCommented:
BitLocker will not work with Win7 Pro. needs to be Enterprise or Ultimate.

how do I use the conventional NTFS permissions

Only providing access to directories and files for specific accounts on the machine/domain (if your on a domain).

You have an account that has a password that should be enough. restrict files based on NTFS permissions.
Restricting access with NTFS Permissions

Will.
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
You will be able to do this with Windows BitLocker. You need to be running Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise to get this feature.
BitLocker

Why not just use conventional NTFS permissions and provide the permissions to users that you want.

Will.
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jegajothyretiredAuthor Commented:
in response to Will, how do I use the conventional NTFS permissions, hope u can give me some steps.  
on BitLocker, will it work for my win 7 prof 64 bit?  thank u.
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JohnConnect With a Mentor Business Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Set the person up with a user name on your system and then provide access to the folder to that user name and administrator (you). The person would need to log on to use the folder. This will work.
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jegajothyretiredAuthor Commented:
Thank u for the suggestions.  it works.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thank you for the update and I was happy to help.
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jegajothyretiredAuthor Commented:
in response to Will, under properties for my WE, i only hve ; General; Tools; Hardware; Sharing; ReadyBoost; Previous versions; and Customize.  I do not see 'Security' any where.  My OS is win 7 prof 64 bit.
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