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CD Security

by compy / June 3, 2004 2:46 AM PDT

Win XP Pro,Creative CD-RW.
I have transferred some files to cd and for security have protected the files individually.
For extra security, is there any way I can protect the CD itself. i.e. stop unauthorized people from reading the CD.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Re:CD Security
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 3, 2004 2:56 AM PDT
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Re:CD Security
by roscojones / June 3, 2004 4:13 PM PDT
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I would suggest using some encryption software when first transferring files to the CD.

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Re:CD Security
by Ladyhawk / June 4, 2004 3:00 AM PDT
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well when you find that out i'd like to know too!
i use Nero to burn my CD-R's but it there is a password or something you can do i'd love to know.

Thank you

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Re:Re:CD Security
by num.ber / June 4, 2004 7:01 AM PDT
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You might find it of intererst to look at a program called cd-lock on www.pc-magic.com. This program allows password protection to be applied to a cd at the time of burning.

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Thanks Tyler.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 4, 2004 7:17 AM PDT
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Re:Re:CD Security
by RogAdele / June 4, 2004 8:25 PM PDT
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Two ways for security...an industry standard software, OR put a chain thru your collexion and lock them. If stolen, Bye bye! Suggest make two copies of your discs and store in different locations if they're that valuable!
RogAdele

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Re:CD Security
by billzhills / June 5, 2004 12:44 AM PDT
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Saftey Deposit Box.

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Why thanks to Tyler
by zu / June 6, 2004 4:58 PM PDT
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Tyler's suggestion is appreciated by those of us who want to password-protect a CD against other users (i.e. not necessarily against professional password-crackers) but without having to encrypt all the contents. (The sort of thing it used to be possible to do to a Zip disk.)

Suggestions of any other software that will do this would be very appreciated!

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Thanks to Tyler because their post found other tools...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 6, 2004 9:46 PM PDT
In reply to: Why thanks to Tyler

When I read Tyler's response, it reminded me of a CDR FAQ entry about this.

As such, we have Tyler's offering and we have the passage in the CDR FAQ.

For now, I see solutions aplenty and miss what didn't satisfy the need. I did read "without having to encrypt all the contents." which is possible with some of the solutions. Of course, some seek nirvana, but we can't do that.

Bob

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