-=PCTechTalk=- Re: storage question

Yes, exactly.

-----Original Message-----
From: pctechtalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:pctechtalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of cristy
Sent: Friday, January 02, 2009 11:35 AM
To: pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: storage question

Hi Disaster,

I have winzip.  Are you saying I should zip and password protect my files 
using winzip and then upload the file to the free storage site?  Is that how

I password protect the file from everyone seeing it?

thanks,
christy

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Disastar" <disastar@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, January 02, 2009 12:41 AM
Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: storage question


>I just did some research and WinZIP fixed it's .ZIP passwords starting with
> version 9, so .ZIP is now secure.  You should probably use .ZIP then 
> because
> WinXP supports reading .ZIP files to some extent.  If you use another type
> then whoever downloads your archive might need to get IZArc if they don't
> already have a program to unarchive files.
>
> If you use IZArc to archive files then do the following:
>
> 1) Find the file(s) you want to archive with password in Explorer.
> 2) Highlight and right-click the file(s)
> 3) Choose IZArc / Add to Archive File
> 4) Change Archive Type to ZIP
> 5) Change Encryption to "AES - 256 bit"
> 6) Click Password button and enter password
> 7) Click Add button to start archiving
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: pctechtalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:pctechtalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of cristy
> Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2009 10:51 PM
> To: pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: storage question
>
> HI Disaster,
>
> I did create a password when signing up for the account but saw nothing, 
> no
> place to create another password to secure the files and not sure how to 
> do
> that to a .rar file but will look at the program.
>
> thanks,
>
> christy
>
> Im not familiar with archiving files with passwords.
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Disastar" <disastar@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2009 10:40 PM
> Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: storage question
>
>
>> By password protecting I'm pretty sure that g.imrie meant to archive the
>> files with a password.  A good free archiving program is IZArc which can
>> be
>> downloaded from http://www.izarc.org/ .  Most people think of archiving 
>> as
>> .zip, but just be warned that .zip file passwords are not very secure and
>> can be cracked very easily, so I would suggest archiving to a .rar file.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: pctechtalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> [mailto:pctechtalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of cristy
>> Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2009 8:19 PM
>> To: pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: storage question
>>
>> I created an account there, not sure if I have the settings right though,
>> I
>> do not want others viewing the files just relatives.  I saw  nothering
>> asking me for a password to protect the files, where would this be?  It
>> created a folder called "my4share " or something like that and it is
>> marked
>> "do not share"folder..under permissions, under files, view all files is
>> checked, is this correct?
>>
>> thanks
>> christy
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "g.imrie" <g.imrie@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2009 4:38 PM
>> Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: storage question
>>
>>
>> Christy
>>
>> There are literally thousands of different providers for this out there,
>> but
>> I'd personally recommend using something like 4-Shared
>> (http://www.4shared.com). You have to register with the site (it's free),
>> but the point I like about this service is that you can hide the
>> folders/files from public view, and password protect the archive before
>> mounting. This means that, even should someone stumble across the file,
>> they
>> won't be able to access it without the password.
>>
>> The service gives you 5Gb of storage to play with per email address, 
>> which
>> should be more than ample for what you are planning. You're then provided
>> with a link to the uploaded file which you can email to your sister. All
>> she
>> does is click on the link and she's taken to the file which she then
>> downloads onto her system.
>>
>> If you have any problems with the service, don't hesitate to email me on
>> or
>> offlist and I'll do what I can to help. Happy New Year to all members of
>> this fantastic little group.
>>
>> All the best
>>
>> Geo. & Shirley Anne
>> Computer Scanned and Virus Database Updated Daily with Panda Titanium 
>> 2009
>> AVG
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: pctechtalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> [mailto:pctechtalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of cristy
>> Sent: 01 January 2009 21:28
>> To: pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- storage question
>>
>> I have a slideshow I want my sister to see but the file is over 21mg and
>> will not send thru my email.  Does anyone know of any free type storage 
>> or
>> something I can upload it to for her to see it temporarily until I get a
>> new
>>
>> computer with a dvd burner in it?
>>
>> thanks,
>> christy
>>
>>
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