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Damino
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Unable to Password Protect Drawings

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11-13-2012 01:32 PM

Hello,

 

I would like to Password Protect some of my drawings. I have tried several times with no success. When trying to set Password, I don't get a Password Confirmation Screen.

 

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate (@ home) Windows 7 Pro (@ work)

AutoCAD 2013

 

Also have the same issue with 2012, and 2008.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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pendean
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Registered: ‎11-06-2003
Message 2 of 9 (523 Views)

Re: Unable to Password Protect Drawings

11-13-2012 05:12 PM in reply to: Damino

How does it fail, do you get an error message?

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Damino
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Message 3 of 9 (512 Views)

Re: Unable to Password Protect Drawings

11-13-2012 11:39 PM in reply to: pendean

No error message. After entering a password then clicking "OK", I nothing else happens. I'm under the impression (after reading the help text) that I should receive a password confirmation screen (that does not appear). When I click "OK" the screen does not change. Eventually I just have to click "Cancel" to exit the original Password screen.

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JGerth
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Message 4 of 9 (500 Views)

Re: Unable to Password Protect Drawings

11-14-2012 06:32 AM in reply to: Damino

use 7-Zip or Winzip to zip up the file, and assign a password there.

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dgorsman
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Message 5 of 9 (493 Views)

Re: Unable to Password Protect Drawings

11-14-2012 07:30 AM in reply to: Damino

I think password protection is optional during the installation process.  I usually don't install it to avoid users trying to be clever and shooting me in the foot later.

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Damino
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Message 6 of 9 (466 Views)

Re: Unable to Password Protect Drawings

11-15-2012 04:18 PM in reply to: Damino

I have checked my installation, and password protection is not one of the optional components.

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rkmcswain
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Message 7 of 9 (452 Views)

Re: Unable to Password Protect Drawings

11-16-2012 06:29 AM in reply to: Damino

I think it's only be an option when preparing a deployment, and not during a single, standalone install.

If you are able to get to the dialog below, then this feature was "installed"

 

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Damino
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Message 8 of 9 (421 Views)

Re: Unable to Password Protect Drawings

11-17-2012 06:48 AM in reply to: rkmcswain

I'm able to get to the Password screen, but no further. After entering a passowrd and clicking OK, nothing happens. Has anyone been able to apply a password to there drawings?

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pendean
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Message 9 of 9 (415 Views)

Re: Unable to Password Protect Drawings

11-17-2012 09:45 AM in reply to: Damino

Are you saving your DWG to anything other than R2013 format?

Are you in a Windows Limited User account?

Are the files local, or on a server? If you mvoe them, can you then do what you need?

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