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Password Protection For Folders?


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Posted 04 April 2006 - 05:20 AM

Can i password protect my files that i store on the company netword or on the computer HD.

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 01:25 PM

Can i password protect my files that i store on the company netword or on the computer HD.


I would think that that question is best asked of your company's IT department. Many companies do not allow PW protecting corporate assets. After all they own the computer and dictate what you can and cannot do with it.

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 01:36 PM

The network or domain admin can override your local password anyway.

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 04:11 PM

If you can and want to be really safe you can but your files on a USB key chain or if you have alot of files a portable hard drive that you can disconnect at the end of the day and take home with you...

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 06:12 PM

I doubt your employer would think too kindly of that.

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 03:10 AM

ok..Let me introduce myself.

I am head of IT.


Well not quite but when somthin goes wrong...moi head of marketing gets to fix. cause no-one else can!!

The reason i wanted to password protect is to secure important company files i would have from been read by anyone. USB key is not really an option as there are way too many files..

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 03:24 AM

Hello,
I have created a little walk-through for you to help you with this, but considering you are almost head of IT, it should be a doddle..

To password protect your files:
Firstly, you will need to create a compressed folder. To compress a folder, right-click the desktop or inside any folder, and choose 'New, Compressed Folder' (in Windows Me) or 'New, Compressed (zipped) Folder' (in Windows XP) Type a name for the folder and press Enter. Double-click the folder to open it.

Now open Windows Explorer or any folder window (if you have a Windows keyboard, press Windows-E to launch Explorer), and select the folders and/or files you want to password-protect. Use the right mouse button to drag the items into the new compressed folder. When you release the mouse button, choose 'Move Here'. (If you left-drag, only copies will be added to the compressed folders, leaving the originals unprotected.)

If necessary, click the title bar of the compressed-folder window to activate it. Choose File, Encrypt in Windows Me or File, Add a password in Windows XP. Type your desired password in the 'Password' and 'Confirm Password' boxes, and then click OK. From now on, only users who know the password will be able to open, extract, copy, or move the files and subfolders to another folder; Windows will prompt you for your password before permitting any of these operations. If you send the folder to people who don't have Windows XP or Me, they can uncompress the folder using a program such as WinZip, but they'll still need to know the password before they can access the contents.

Hope this helps you,
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Posted 05 April 2006 - 04:50 AM

Thanks very Much Charles. That couldnt be any clearer. :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 04:58 AM

Glad to be of service :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 07:50 AM

As admin, if your company is using a domain, you should be able to set individual permissions in security policies.

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 08:45 AM

I have had success with a program called FOLDER LOCK. It is available as a trial.
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