Tool to lock specific applications on Windows 7

kindafatguy

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Ok, so there are some applications on my computer that I don't want people to use, and I can't put a password on Windows due to certain reasons. What I need is a software that works like AppLock on Android or something , which is basically asking you for a pincode or a pattern everytime you open it. Is such an application available?
 

USAFRet

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Many programs have an option on install:
"Install for this user or install for all users"

Create multiple accounts. You, Guest 1, Guest 2...
Only install for You.

A further question is - Why?
 

kindafatguy

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Nah man. That isn't my problem. I am the only one who uses my computer, but I really don't want my parents to open up certain things when they snoop about with my computer. And I have been expressly forbidden to put a password on Windows. So yeah. Kinda complicated.
 

USAFRet

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Well..if your parents are snooping around on it, then it's not really 'your' computer, is it?
Since I won't assist in you getting around your parental restrictions, I won't tell you how *I'd* do it.

But there are ways to do it...
 

skarin

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you could make an encrypted folder using truecrypt here is the download http://www.truecrypt.org/
and a guide on how to use it http://www.howtogeek.com/108501/the-how-to-geek-guide-to-getting-started-with-truecrypt/
 

kindafatguy

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I've already tried TrueCrypt, and it's a bit too bulky for what I want. Anyway, don't bother. I've figured out something.
 
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