Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
x Turn on thread page Beta

mum on internet watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    i have quite a bit of private stuff on my pc like 'ehem' porn
    the thing is my mum wants to start using the internet on my pc and i have a few porn videos she might accidently see.
    is there anyway i can put these files in a special folder which requires a password to assess?

    thanks
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    wrong forum! :rolleyes:
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    http://www.uk-learning.net/f55.html
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    LMAO, tell her shes too old to use the pc
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Do what all guys do... create a hidden folder in some obscure part of your pc... like your windows folder or something, give it a scary folder name incase your mum figures out how to view hidden folders and then stumbles across it...

    if you need extra security and you don't need to access it often just zip the folder with a password then zip it again with a different password... UNBREAKABLE!
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by chats)
    LMAO, tell her shes too old to use the pc
    ^ That. OR tell her your dad/brother/sister's been using the internet on your pc a lot lately.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Nik P)
    Do what all guys do... create a hidden folder in some obscure part of your pc... like your windows folder or something, give it a scary folder name incase your mum figures out how to view hidden folders and then stumbles across it...

    if you need extra security and you don't need to access it often just zip the folder with a password then zip it again with a different password... UNBREAKABLE!
    how do i do this though
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    put all your porno in 1 folder, right click the folder>click on properties>tick the box labled "hidden" in the attibutes section... THEN go to Tools (on the toolbar)>Folder Options>click on the "View" tab and then select the radio button that says "Do not show hidden folders"... DONE!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by horrorboy)
    i have quite a bit of private stuff on my pc like 'ehem' porn
    the thing is my mum wants to start using the internet on my pc and i have a few porn videos she might accidently see.
    is there anyway i can put these files in a special folder which requires a password to assess?

    thanks
    you could always just mide them, or zip them and add a password.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by JenniferPowers)
    Hahaha.
    I have porn, but I have my own PC. My porn is stuff I'd love anyone to see though, it's midget porn, animal porn and the like. It amuses me endlessly.
    I don't know about password protecting, but if you put the folder of all your porn somewhere in yourfiles and then right click on it and go down to properties click the option under attributes "hidden". Then in explorer go on tools>folder options>view and select "do not show hidden files or folders". When you want to look at your porn go to folder options and click "show hidden files" just remember to change it each time.
    That sounds a bit complicated, but it isn't.
    Do you have XP? Is your mum quite computer literate?

    EDIT: Basically what it does is that it isn't visable as a folder in explorer.
    Beat me to it you bastid!
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    ok thanks guys, she'll never get to it now in fact i have difficulty accsessing it
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by horrorboy)
    i have quite a bit of private stuff on my pc like 'ehem' porn
    the thing is my mum wants to start using the internet on my pc and i have a few porn videos she might accidently see.
    is there anyway i can put these files in a special folder which requires a password to assess?

    thanks
    put it in a folder readily accessable on your desktop with the name 'Physics Coursework'. no extra security required.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by horrorboy)
    ok thanks guys, she'll never get to it now in fact i have difficulty accsessing it
    unless she's feeling particularly computer-literate and goes to "Find" and types in porn..
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Hey man, you're 18 and if you want to have DAMMIT you SHOULD have porn...
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Put it all in a folder called "Dad's Porn", problem solved.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Or you could put it on CD and then delete it, and hide the CD.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by piginapoke)
    Putting stuff in a password protected zip is no good unless you rename the files, because the zip can still be opened and the filenames seen, and things like "3 girl strapon action.avi" aren't easily explained away.

    Stick your stuff in a directory in the arse end of nowhere, like somewhere in "c:\program files" and call it "data". Then, set the folder to hidden, and set explorer to not show hidden files. Dozy mums will probably not know how to change this setting. Sorted. Can you tell I've done this before?
    LOL

    i always forgot to delete my windows media list so it would say ''3 girl strapon action'' if someone went too it!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    create another log in name on the start up menu and label it MUM and then she'll know waht to access..and create her her own little area where she can store stuff and explain that your PC is highly complicated and to only use those areas otherwise some vital piece of work might be destroyed and you'll *never* get to uni and she wouldn't want to be responsible would she? :P:P:P

    alternatively burn onto CD. I had a couple of movies that we'd made (not too dirty but still didn't want them found) and i hid them under tools and labeled the file "applications" and then sub filed into random stuff like "msn addons" and "winamp tools"...pure genius basically..sub file them so so much she'll never work out how to get to them
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (if on xp with an NTFS disk: )

    create a new user profile, one for you one for your mum (tell her how to use hers). then change the settings (ive forgotten where) to have your documents inaccessible by other users. for the extra protection, encrypt your porn (properties -> advanced -> encrypt) which means even if she does manage to find them, she wont be able to open them
    Offline

    6
    ReputationRep:
    What happens when your mum looks through the history, and finds a page on UKL telling you how to hide all your porn?! :eek:
 
 
 
Poll
Do you agree with the proposed ban on plastic straws and cotton buds?
Useful resources

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.