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Old 08-19-2003, 03:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Password Protecting an entire CD

Can anybody recomend a CD-R program that allows you to password protect the entire CD??
Any help would be much appreciated.

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Old 08-19-2003, 03:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you mean 'write-protect' (as floppies) this is automatic, since a CD-R can be written just once and if you close the CD, no data can be added.

If you want the data to be unaccessible except yourself, the simplest way is to put the files on an archive like ZIP or RAR and protect the archive with a password (you can do this by choosing a proper setting on WinZIP/WinRAR during the archiving procedure). The files (the .ZIP/.RAR) can be copied but the password will prevent unwanted read and use your files.

did i get it correct? or were you looking for a different answer?

oh, btw, what burning software do you use?

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Old 08-19-2003, 04:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Was actually lookin for a burning program that gives you the option to provide an access password when burning CD, but will try zipin method for now

Oh and i use Roxio CD Creater
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Old 08-19-2003, 06:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default try this

There is a program called MediaSecure which can password protect a CD ROM.

encryptX Corporation has provided the following comments: "Our software allows you to encryptX CD-Rs, CD-RW, DVDs, and many other types of removable media. All of the functionality is resident on the media and DOES NOT require the recipient of the CD ROM to install software on their desktop. We wrap the sensitive information with a permission control based protection wrapper that allows you to define what operations other users can perform on the data, such as READ ONLY, Decrypt, Add, Delete, Modify, and share with other users, and time expiration."
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