How to put a password by matlab?

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Mahdiyar on 18 Nov 2014
Answered: Guillaume on 18 Nov 2014
Hi everyone
I have some figures produced by a matlab function that I wrote it and then I saved them by "save" matab command. Since they are important I want to protect them therefore I want to put a password on those files. Since there are a huge number of figures and .mat files I need a matlab code to put a password on them.
Is there any matlab command line to put the password on a file?
Any help is appreciated. Regards
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Matt J
Matt J on 18 Nov 2014
Is there a reason the solution has to be through MATLAB? Why not just restrict the permissions on the folder where the files are kept?

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Guillaume on 18 Nov 2014
There's no facility within matlab to encrypt and password protect a mat or fig file.
However, most OSes have such facilities. If on Windows 7, right-click on a file or directory, select properties, select advanced, and tick 'Encrypt contents to secure data'.


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