Password protect any folder without any third party software?
I want to be able to lock any folder on my laptop so that it requires a password to open.
I'd like it to be an attribute that can either be set through the command prompt using the "
ATTRIB" function, or in the properties window of that folder along with the "Hidden" and "Read-only" attributes.
I would assume that this requires me to edit the registry some how but I don't know what directory/key to edit.
I don't want to have to download any additional software to make this work, there should be a way of doing this on my own.
This probably isn't much to go by, but it's not a complicated question. I've dealt with the registry before when I added a few context menu options, changed my login screen, and changed default programs for file extensions.
Are you sure there isn't a way to do this through the registry?
I know you can add features to the context menu, the login screen, file types and associations... and just to be clear when I said I don't want third party programs/software I meant like, programs that are required in order for this to be functional.
If there is a program out there that can add this feature and then be deleted I'd be interested. And when I say "lock the folder", I mean set a password on it in general, no for specific users, so that when I click on it it brings up a window asking for authentication of some sort. maybe add a registry key that opens a
vb.net login form when the folder is clicked?
Any information would help, Thanks!