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15-05-2001, 06:27 PM
Is there an easy way to password protect a floppy disc without having to have passwords for all files etc.
I wish to have some private information stored on floppy and be able to use it in other computers but only accessable by me.

15-05-2001, 07:36 PM
The most convenient and practical way I find to password protect floppies is to use WinZip. Once the archive is created for whichever files you decide to password protect you can view/edit your files on the fly right inside WinZip, just like using a folder. This is great for security reasons because you don't have to extract to the desktop etc for editing, which would then present you with the problem of safe deletion of that file, possibly on someone elses computer. Another practical advantage of using a zip utility is that you have much more space on the floppy for extra files. The latest version of WinZip is available free from http://www.winzip.com/ Hope this helps.

15-05-2001, 07:41 PM
...there is a bewildering array of choices available to you, ranging from the simple to more complex.

But just one option is to download a small utility such as 'Cryptext' (126kb) to passworld protect individual files. This is available on the Security pages at the Son of Sam Site:


Users interested in reading more on matters of Security & Encryption might find something useful at the following Link Farm:


16-05-2001, 08:57 PM
...or, you could try this:

(i) Right-click on an empty space in a folder and select CUSTOMIZE THIS FOLDER, then choose CREATE HTML DOCUMENT FOR THIS FOLDER.

(ii) Once the document is opened in Notepad, scroll down until you see <script language='JavaScript''> -- hit [ENTER] to insert a blank line after this string.

(iii) Now, insert the following text (with hard carriage returns where noted): var pass = prompt('Enter the password') [ENTER] if(pass != 'YOURPASSWORD') [ENTER] {window.location='C:'} [ENTER].

(iv) Put a password in the place of YOURPASSWORD but leave the quotes.

(v) Save the document, exit Notepad, refresh the folder (hit F5), enter your new password, and the next time you try to enter that folder, you'll be prompted for your password.

CREDIT: Lockergnome.com