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#1 YourSweet666

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 12:22 AM

i have a folder of things ive typed up that i dont want people to be able to read on my computer, i cant make the folder private so i was wondering. is there a way i can password protect the folder, there is only one user on XP but Other people still use my comp and i dont want people to be able to read my stuff so i need to password protect the folder,

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 12:30 AM

Would it not be easier to password you screen saver? Set it for a low time.
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Posted 07 January 2006 - 12:33 AM

Yes, but other people use the computer and i cannot password protect the screensaver, without everyone who uses the comp knowing the password. i can find ways around it if i cant do it but i would greatly prefer being able to password protect the folder

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 01:52 AM

This one is recommended in the BC compendium of freeware:
http://www.spychecker.com/program/maxcrypt.html

This one I use myself:
http://www.cypherix.co.uk/download/cryle.exe

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 07:45 AM

Try going to the foldeer you want to protect and Right clig on folder>Properties>Sharing>Local Sharing and Security(check box. It will prompt you for a password. That should do it.
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Posted 07 January 2006 - 08:34 AM

I may be missing something fundamental but isn't the point of having a User Account so that other users can't
access your folders?

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 08:50 AM

I may be missing something fundamental but isn't the point of having a User Account so that other users can't
access your folders?



And with that said, my not make your own user account? Sometimes the simplest solutions are right there. Thank you for pointing that out. :thumbsup:
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Posted 07 January 2006 - 09:58 AM

Try going to the foldeer you want to protect and Right clig on folder>Properties>Sharing>Local Sharing and Security(check box. It will prompt you for a password. That should do it.


I tried that just for kicks, and the ckeckbox is greyed out and so I can't check it. Why do you suppose that is?
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Posted 07 January 2006 - 05:58 PM

my solution to this, if i may, is to use Winzip,
which while reducing the size of a folder, also allows for Password protection...

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 06:00 PM

Passwording folders in Windows XP Home is only available if you chose NTFS for your filesystem.

My wife's laptop came with Fat32 and I spent (wasted) a fair amount of time setting up user accounts for everyone only to find all the users had access to every other users files anyway!

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