Think about it... YOU create a special file or folder with extremely important data.. A CRIMINAL wants to destroy that file.. He/she types in three incorrect passwords and YOUR files or folders are deleted from the computer..
Somehow that seems wrong..
Depending on which operating system you're referring to, an admin should be able to limit the limited users who have access rights within the operating system security.
I believe there are programs which will prevent continue "attempts" after 3 password attempts but I've not seen one that does what you're asking.. (For example, we use such with our network logon passwords.. After three failed attempts, the username is locked out of the network and can only be allowed access when a network admin gives them a new password.)
Hope this helps.
I'm looking for a program that would allow passwording files or folders, but also if after, say, three unsuccessful password entries, the file/folder is deleted. I already have FolderGuard, it passwords files and folders, but it doesn't destroy files after erroneous password entry and is vulnerable in Safe Mode.