Robert Polubinski, Editor / Informer Technologies, Inc. / October 25, 2012
The following applications can help you protect your disk drives by locking them with a password of your choice. Some of these applications also include features like the ability to hide folders or drives from other users.
Download solution synonyms: Lock Disk, Lock Drive, Drive Locker
These programs can help you with what you're intending to do:
TrueCrypt is a utility that enables users to encrypt a disk within a file in order to protect the information stored on that specific disk. The encryption process is a virtual one and it does not affect the functionality of the encrypted disk. This application offers support for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, as well as for Mac OS X operating systems.
Password protect Windows programs and EXE files for free. Plus encryption for your files, folders and drives (via Explorer). Extra features to disable Task Keys, Software Installation, Downloads and more.
Disk Password Protection is an easy to use and a very advanced and powerful solution that enables the user to protect his entire hard drive and partitions from unauthorized access. All files will be protected without depending on the currently installed operating system.
A powerful encryption utility is an application that shouldn't be missing from your PC. For instance, you could try Lock Folder XP. I strongly recommend you to pay serious attention while installing this program as the access password you assign to access Lock Folder XP and all locked files/folders will be entered during installation.
Desktop security solution for personal or publicly accessible computers. It disallows unauthorized changes to various settings of the Windows system, such as Control Panel, Desktop, Local Security Policies, Outlook Express account settings and more.
Lockdown Plus PC is a powerful desktop security solution for protecting personal or publicly accessible PC running Windows from being tampered. It supports creating multiple user accounts and can be easily deployed in large organizations.