Overcoming password protection in a mounted Reflect disc image


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Froggie
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When you mounted the media, 2-options are offered in the MOUNT selection window...

Enable access to restricted folders
&
Make writable

You should probably select both of those (just a guess)...

Edited 30 November 2022 5:12 PM by Froggie
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Yes, try those two options that Froggie suggested first.  That's what I would do next.  Don't worry about the Make writable option altering your image sets.  The writes made are transient.  When the image set is unmounted, changes are disregarded.

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I was going to ask what “password protected” meant. Based on the screenshots it seems like you were just running into a permissions issue. In that case, “Enable access to restricted folders” ignores all NTFS permissions, so you don’t have to waste time adjusting them. It’s helpful in precisely this sort of situation.
Edited 30 November 2022 10:13 PM by jphughan
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I don't think it's possible to password protect files on an individual basis.  There's a password on the User account to keep people out of it, but unless the partition is encrypted by Bitlocker or some other form of volume protection, the files won't be password protected.  And Bitlocker and other "drive" encryption schemes don't work on a file level, I believe.  I think they scramble the partition access itself.  Not sure how it works.  Don't know about Bitlocker, but other applications basically copy everything to a container and encrypt access to mounting the container file as a drive.

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^ Windows has an encryption capability called EFS that can encrypt files such that user credentials or a certificate are required to decrypt them. But it’s an old technology that’s more trouble than it’s worth in the modern era.
Edited 1 December 2022 12:07 AM by jphughan
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