How to make it so when a user clicks on a file it requires a password?

Semune

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I need to make a file that prompts a password when users click on it, how do I go about doing this? Using Windows 7. Would like to be able to do it using command line.

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The easiest way would be to put it inside of a .zip file. Put a password on the zip file and done. Otherwise it depends on the type of file. Word/office type files can be done the same way, but I've never seen a way to do this with a jpg or avi.
 

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The easiest way would be to put it inside of a .zip file. Put a password on the zip file and done. Otherwise it depends on the type of file. Word/office type files can be done the same way, but I've never seen a way to do this with a jpg or avi.
 

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1.I would stay with ZIP or RAR. the free program is 7zip and tick"add password protection" during process.
2. If we talk about microsofts Word/office built in password protection than there is some programs that can break the password I believe. so better stay witg 7zip or winZIP, winRAR (if you want to pay).
 

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Right-Click file, go to Properties; on the General tab click Advanced at the bottom

At the bottom of the pop-up window, there should be an option to "Encrypt contents to secure data" check that box, hit OK, then apply.

You should the be prompted with a wizard/screen to set a password. If not, go back into Properties>General Tab>Advanced and click Details button.

Hope this helps!
 

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I see that option in my copy of windows7, but because I have win7 home it's greyed out. I'm pretty sure that's using bitlocker which not all versions of windows come with.
 

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I would use this program: VeraCrypt, it is a fork of TrueCrypt -also a good option but no longer supported/updated- and doesn't work with Win10...So i would go with Vera;

https://sourceforge.net/projects/veracrypt/

It is free, and you can encrypt 1 file or a whole drive! :)
 
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