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Old 07-22-2008, 10:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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is there anyway to password protect files or the folder that contains certain files either inside the phone or on the Micro SD card?!?!
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No, not possible. However, you can hide certain files/folders. You can password protect the entire device.
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but like lets say that i got you know "files" i dont want anyone to see to find how do i go about blocking them from curious individuals.


thers no 3rd party app or software that does this?
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if you put them on the media card in a new folder, you can then "hide" the whole folder
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but how easy is it to UNhide the folder?
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well, first the person would have to know to open the media player, go to explore, find the media card, hit menu, and select show all.

You are really best just password protecting the whole device. You can set it to allow outgoing calls while locked, if that helps.
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Just hide them in a dedicated porn folder that you have hidden from view.
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Just hide them in a dedicated porn folder that you have hidden from view.
Thats what I do
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its not my porn folder, well to some extent it is...i just travel a lot and my girl sends me a gift every now and again and i dont want one of my coworkers or worse her father to find em cause hes a big blackberry buff (owns 3 2 from work and 1 personal) soo he'll easily figure out the show all feature. thats why i want a password protection thing for the files cause if someone like her dad is like hmmm can i see ur blackberry i cant be like nooo sorry i cant unlock the device.
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Could could always use the excuse that there is proprietary work information stored on it that you aren't comfortable showing anyone. Heck he might even respect that
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if your that worried about it upload them to your computer and erase the one on the BB, save your ass!
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or to your Flikr account using the Flikr Mobile uploader. Just make sure they arent set to public!!
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lol alrite thanks yall
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Seriously tho, the Flikr app works great, and you can set the pictures to "Pirvate" before sending it off. Also lets you use geotagging and a couple other nice features like photosets.
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For my naked girlfirend pics on my computer i use "TrueCrypt" to encrypt the data in different ways. If there isnt already an app that can do this there should be. Id think especially for important business stuff which bb's are often used for.
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yeah seriously i was fairly surprised when they said no, that no such thing doesnt exist...

dude33333 hows 4.5 working out for you? the video feature working nicely?
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4.5.0.52 is working great on the 8320. If you haven't upgraded, now's the time. Lots of neat stuff.
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I choose to forward to my gmail account and then delete. Someone should write an app. Apparently this is one of those silent problems. Could be a goldmine
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but if you go to

options -> Media Card

and theres a Encryption option there which i just dont understand how it works? anyone know how to use this or does it do nothing?

my BB OS is quite old v4.2.2.180 soo
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yeah seriously i was fairly surprised when they said no, that no such thing doesnt exist...
Meh. I lock the entire device. No one else needs to be messing around with anything on my BB whether it's pr0n or mundane stuff.
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