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Author Topic: Folder Lock  (Read 2569 times)

mahanaim

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Folder Lock
« on: April 14, 2014, 01:25:45 PM »
I want folder protector who ask for a password when I try to open, rename, copy or cut a protected folder. I have tried many password protector but they hide the folder or just encrypt the file...
I guess whether such thing could be implemented with AHK

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Re: Folder Lock
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2014, 02:18:48 PM »
Hi, mahanaim, and welcome to the DonationCoder site.   :)  As you can probably guess, with the way the Windows file system works, what you want is not an easy thing to do.  Typically, it's going to require a low-level file system driver and that's well outside of the realm of a simple AHK script.

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Re: Folder Lock
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2014, 06:40:30 PM »
Hi, mahanaim, and welcome to the DonationCoder site.   :)  As you can probably guess, with the way the Windows file system works, what you want is not an easy thing to do.  Typically, it's going to require a low-level file system driver and that's well outside of the realm of a simple AHK script.

However it feels like another one of those things you'd just think that in 14 years of XP history, someone else has just wanted that! I just don't know how to hone in on it efficiently though.

"Innovation" - when you think your obvious little tool just can't be that hard to do, but you fail to find out the obscure guy who did it exactly once before!


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Re: Folder Lock
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2014, 07:49:35 PM »
Try Fast Protect - http://starpunch.blo.../p/fast-protect.html

or

Lock Folder - http://starpunch.blo...m/p/lock-folder.html

 8)

Not sure if it will work for what you want. They are also not written in AHK.
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Re: Folder Lock
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2014, 09:12:23 AM »
Try Fast Protect - http://starpunch.blo.../p/fast-protect.html
or
Lock Folder - http://starpunch.blo...m/p/lock-folder.html
 8)
Not sure if it will work for what you want. They are also not written in AHK.
Thank you for the propositions but it's not exactely what I wish. But I was glad to see and learn new means of folder protection.

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Re: Folder Lock
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2014, 09:19:02 AM »
Hi, mahanaim, and welcome to the DonationCoder site.   :)  As you can probably guess, with the way the Windows file system works, what you want is not an easy thing to do.  Typically, it's going to require a low-level file system driver and that's well outside of the realm of a simple AHK script.
However it feels like another one of those things you'd just think that in 14 years of XP history, someone else has just wanted that! I just don't know how to hone in on it efficiently though.
"Innovation" - when you think your obvious little tool just can't be that hard to do, but you fail to find out the obscure guy who did it exactly once before!
Because no one did it before, I had to do it. So I implemente a version of Folder protection and it works quite fine for me (Win7 64). I'm a newbie in Coding with AHK and it took me a week to  achieve this little application that I called DirectoryWatch. I could put it to download for the ones who are interested in, but I don't know how to do it.

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Re: Folder Lock
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2014, 11:26:15 AM »
nice work, mahanaim  :up:

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Re: Folder Lock
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2014, 12:53:48 PM »
nice work, mahanaim  :up:
thank mouser :-[.
I hosted the file here. https://github.com/8p1t1h/DW/tree/master Enjoy!!!
I hope some experimented AHKers could make a wonder app out of it.

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Re: Folder Lock
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2014, 12:56:44 PM »
Sorry it's my first time to notice the possibility to attach a file