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Offline Pfaber11

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File locker
« on: May 26, 2021, 15:48:36 »
Does anybody know of a simple file locker I can use for my media file so I can use it for my games . I don't mind paying a few quid for it if it works ok . Been using free hide folder but it appears to have bugs and I don't want it on my machine any more . It would not let me remove or move a file it had been used on and it was a 4 mb program and it grew in size to over 1 gb . some virus or some thing maybe . Anyway I ended up reinstalling windows to get rid of it . It would of been great if it worked as intended . How do you guys get around this problem ? Maybe you just leave your media file as is . Have an excellent day.
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Offline hosch

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Re: File locker
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2021, 16:58:56 »
I get the feeling that encrypting your media files is a topic that is often discussed in programming communities.

I, for my part, do not see any advantages. Normal users don't care, dataminers will find a way (if they really, really want your files and why should they?). Even Gamemaker or Unity, which packs your assets, can be retrieved. One solution would be to create your graphics on the fly with built in CreateImage commands and such - still nothing is stopping me from taking a screenshot. Therefore I can't give a recommendation, sorry.

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Re: File locker
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2021, 17:55:58 »
Yes I see your point the file hider seemed pretty good but It appears to have some sort of malicious software attached to it , a real shame but there we go . 
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Offline blinkok

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Re: File locker
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2021, 18:08:38 »
Prefixing a folder name with $ will hide it

Offline hosch

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Re: File locker
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2021, 00:23:00 »
I have found this code snippet/plugin in the AGK forums, should be what you are looking for:
https://forum.thegamecreators.com/thread/222287

You can use 7zip archives to password protect your assets and use this plugin to retrieve it. 7zip is hassle free and definitly not malware riddled or anything.

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Re: File locker
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2021, 14:12:30 »
Thanks for the info I have a simple program now that hides the folder pretty well although my files are still accessible in the zip file but not when been unzipped . When using 7z it works on the zip files too but can be accessed by using the archive app in the 7z menu. Does anybody know of any zip software that keeps the file secure even in the zipped state? I did look at the 7z with pass word module and I may go back and take another look . Bonjour
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