1. BoldBigWorm's Avatar
    Is there an app that locks folders? I got the app that has a note pad with a password lock and I love it. Now I need an app that I can password protect my video files.

    before a smart a$$ says "search subject" I did already the forum and app world.
    06-28-11 12:25 AM
  2. FF22's Avatar
    I think one of the file managers mentions a "lock" feature. File Browser does not but I think it is mentioned as a possible update. (And most smartxxx remarks will probably be directed at your choice of videos! (g))
    06-28-11 01:02 AM
  3. BoldBigWorm's Avatar
    Thx. Hopefully an app maker adds that feature soon so I could hide my rated R movies and TV series that I follow. I like leaving my playbook on the coffee table and like to keep thoses locked up.
    06-28-11 01:42 AM
  4. FF22's Avatar
    Well, the appworld description of the following link shows it hides stuff but I do not have the program so cannot vouch for it:

    https://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/44958
    06-28-11 09:21 AM
  5. nextlevel88's Avatar
    It works quite well, actually. It's still my preferred file browser.
    06-28-11 09:51 AM
  6. jotey's Avatar
    Well, the appworld description of the following link shows it hides stuff but I do not have the program so cannot vouch for it:

    https://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/44958
    Yes, our My File Manager from the link above provides hide files function, and also allow you to password-protected the app.

    06-28-11 10:07 AM
  7. Prey521's Avatar
    Stashing porn on a mobile device is never a good idea LOL
    06-28-11 11:04 AM
  8. Mojoski's Avatar
    Stashing porn on a mobile device is never a good idea LOL
    Maybe so, but stashing porn on your tablet is an absolute must! What else would you need that big screen for?
    06-28-11 02:57 PM
  9. Mojoski's Avatar
    Yes, our My File Manager from the link above provides hide files function, and also allow you to password-protected the app.
    My understanding is that My File Manager only hides files from Wifi-sharing.. It doesn't hide them at all from a local user who opens up the "Videos" app..

    Can anyone confirm or deny this?

    Mojoski
    06-28-11 02:58 PM
  10. frfghtr's Avatar
    My understanding is that My File Manager only hides files from Wifi-sharing.. It doesn't hide them at all from a local user who opens up the "Videos" app..

    Can anyone confirm or deny this?

    Mojoski
    Not sure about videos (files are files, right?) but I just hid a pic, (I made using ScrapBook), then opened the 'Pictures Folder' and it hid the pic and Scrapbook folder.

    In the File Manager app settings you can also then hide the thumbnail within the app and it says password protect on App Launched or App Activated but I haven't tried that feature.

    Sorry, I have no porn to hide so I didn't try all the features.
    06-28-11 05:15 PM
  11. vaderx's Avatar
    I think one of the file managers mentions a "lock" feature. File Browser does not but I think it is mentioned as a possible update. (And most smartxxx remarks will probably be directed at your choice of videos! (g))
    File Browser does indeed have a lock feature. Simply swipe down from the top and you will see the options.

    https://appworld.blackberry.com/webs.../43871?lang=en
    06-28-11 05:55 PM
  12. jotey's Avatar
    My understanding is that My File Manager only hides files from Wifi-sharing.. It doesn't hide them at all from a local user who opens up the "Videos" app..

    Can anyone confirm or deny this?

    Mojoski
    1st, hide files from Wifi-sharing, then assign a password on My File Manager will prevent local user from accessing the hidden files.
    06-28-11 07:13 PM
  13. mayastig's Avatar
    it will hide videos from the video app, pictures from you picture app, even mp3s from your music app. if you hide the files they will not show up.
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    06-28-11 07:16 PM
  14. nextlevel88's Avatar
    File Browser does indeed have a lock feature. Simply swipe down from the top and you will see the options.

    https://appworld.blackberry.com/webs.../43871?lang=en
    In File Browser, all I see is an option to password protect the app itself. "My File Manager" actually allows you to hide individual files from view on both network sharing and on the device locally, then password protect the file manager itself so no one can snoop around your hidden files.

    For example, if you have spreadsheet that contains some personal finance information on your PlayBook, and Sheets to Go's uselessness isn't enough to keep someone from stumbling onto it. Using My File Manager, you can hide it and it wont show up.

    And yes, your porn (even your homemade stuff that you shot with the HD camera and stereo mics that made you nauseas cuz no one outside a porn star should be recorded that way) will be safely hidden away, completely absent from the videos folder as long as it's hidden.
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    06-28-11 08:04 PM
  15. Mojoski's Avatar
    Well it is good to know that the app hides from the local apps as well. I didn't know that!

    The problem I'm having now is that "My File Manager" isn't showing all the files that are there. I've attached two screen shots to show what I mean. I have not marked any of the videos as hidden, that i know of..

    Any ideas what could be going on?
    06-28-11 08:16 PM
  16. vaderx's Avatar
    In File Browser, all I see is an option to password protect the app itself. "My File Manager" actually allows you to hide individual files from view on both network sharing and on the device locally, then password protect the file manager itself so no one can snoop around your hidden files.

    For example, if you have spreadsheet that contains some personal finance information on your PlayBook, and Sheets to Go's uselessness isn't enough to keep someone from stumbling onto it. Using My File Manager, you can hide it and it wont show up.

    And yes, your porn (even your homemade stuff that you shot with the HD camera and stereo mics that made you nauseas cuz no one outside a porn star should be recorded that way) will be safely hidden away, completely absent from the videos folder as long as it's hidden.
    Yes, never claimed to hide files. Locking the app is allowed though. You can check out the description here: https://appworld.blackberry.com/webs.../43871?lang=en

    Thanks
    06-28-11 08:22 PM
  17. frfghtr's Avatar

    Any ideas what could be going on?
    Is it possible that the other videos are located in another folder?

    You may have to move them if you want them in the same folder.
    06-28-11 08:45 PM
  18. bbaddict1984's Avatar
    Well it is good to know that the app hides from the local apps as well. I didn't know that!

    The problem I'm having now is that "My File Manager" isn't showing all the files that are there. I've attached two screen shots to show what I mean. I have not marked any of the videos as hidden, that i know of..

    Any ideas what could be going on?
    Had the same issue. I uninstalled it and re-installed it and it worked for me. Although I have not had this issue with other file manager apps.
    06-28-11 09:24 PM
  19. bbaddict1984's Avatar
    it will hide videos from the video app, pictures from you picture app, even mp3s from your music app. if you hide the files they will not show up.
    This is an adobe air app. Air applications are not allowed to change file permissions or the file visibility, they can only read it. The way they are hiding files is by copying it to the app directory which is hidden from every other app. WARNING: If you remove this app, then your hidden FILES WILL BE DELETED. To be on the safe side, don't hide the files. Simply rename the file extension (to prevent other native apps from seeing it) and put the password protection on the app.
    06-28-11 09:27 PM
  20. FF22's Avatar
    I have video files on my pb - they do NOT show in 3 file managers and they are NOT hidden. They are "missing" in File Browser, Air Browser and File Commander, the 3 I have. They had been hidden from MovieSRTPlayer but that programmer altered something so that the file show in his app.

    What is odd is that while I am copying additional files to that folder, the files show up but as the copying completes, they disappear again, along with a subfolder called ForeignFilms.
    06-28-11 11:42 PM
  21. Mojoski's Avatar
    Glad to know I'm not the only one! And I just confirmed that the files are not visible in File Commander or Air Browser either..

    Anyone have any idea what the heck is going on?

    I have video files on my pb - they do NOT show in 3 file managers and they are NOT hidden. They are "missing" in File Browser, Air Browser and File Commander, the 3 I have. They had been hidden from MovieSRTPlayer but that programmer altered something so that the file show in his app.

    What is odd is that while I am copying additional files to that folder, the files show up but as the copying completes, they disappear again, along with a subfolder called ForeignFilms.
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    06-28-11 11:57 PM
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