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--Wolf--
30-12-2011, 12:55 PM
Spent so long looking for something, but can't find anything (free) that'll do this, or similar.

Basically, I want to have a file/folder with a password in it, that will automatically unlock after a set time (say, 30 days). Is there any programme that'll do this? Or is there anything whatsoever that'll do something similar? Something that'll send me the password after a set time, or something online that'll hide it for that time (obviously giving it to someone is an option, but don't want to do that)

Any ideas please let me know.

kahawai chaser
30-12-2011, 02:45 PM
Searching has not showed much for free. Except using software with command lines, or to use a batch script to protect folders, like here. (http://www.techtipsgeek.com/password-protect-folder-without-using-software-windows/3947/) Might require date and time variables (http://home1.gte.net/res0psau/date-and-time-variable/date-and-time-variable.html) for your needs. Try this search engine (http://www.voelspriet.nl/googledocs.htm) (runs of Google) to try find script examples in different document formats. Has bat file search. Universities, etc may have scripts on their servers. So maybe add site:.edu or site.ac.nz (or ac.uk) to the search box. Then re-search with your queries.

fred_fish
30-12-2011, 03:21 PM
It would have to be on a machine you don't have admin access to or you could just get around it by changing the date.
What are you trying to achieve?
Problems with self control? :lol:

--Wolf--
30-12-2011, 03:27 PM
Searching has not showed much for free. Except using software with command lines, or to use a batch script to protect folders, like here. (http://www.techtipsgeek.com/password-protect-folder-without-using-software-windows/3947/) Might require date and time variables (http://home1.gte.net/res0psau/date-and-time-variable/date-and-time-variable.html) for your needs. Try this search engine (http://www.voelspriet.nl/googledocs.htm) (runs of Google) to try find script examples in different document formats. Has bat file search. Universities, etc may have scripts on their servers. So maybe add site:.edu or site.ac.nz (or ac.uk) to the search box. Then re-search with your queries.

That went way over my head. Thanks though


It would have to be on a machine you don't have admin access to or you could just get around it by changing the date.
What are you trying to achieve?
Problems with self control? :lol:

Set date to internet time = win?

Umm... Just uhh wanting to see if it's possible, that's all.