Password Protect Files?

By DragonPoet
Apr 10, 2008
  1. OK, so, does anyone know how to password protect files for Windows XP with a FAT32 Hard Drive? If not, any free and full programs? Thanks.
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,261   +92

  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,156   +598

    The methodology is to store protected files encrypted on the hd.
    To open the file then requires an unencrypt and open.

    Frequently, PGP is the technology used, and I very much prefer
    FileAssurity OpenPGP as it integrates well with windows, adding an option
    to the context menu FileAssurity OpenPGP-> {protect, unprotect, secure delete}

    I find it useful for my XP laptop to ensure security from Identify Theft should my
    laptop elect 'to go for a walk and not come home'. :(
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