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How To Lock My Info


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#1 mypenry

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 04:19 AM

I have just started to use my new computer , and would now like to '' Lock '' some folders that contain private info Etc , ( may be with some sort of Password protect ) is there a simple way to do this..? within Windows XP ...?

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 04:23 AM

Hello mypenry
There is a tutorial here which should help you to add passwords to folders, therefore making them much safer.
Hope this helps,
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Posted 04 June 2006 - 04:40 AM

HI rookie147, Thanks for the quick reply, ive read the article and the first part .

.( Right-click the folder that you want to make private and choose "Properties" (or Alt+Double-click). Go to the "Sharing" tab and check the "Make this folder private" box. )

when I go to the sharing tab, - the make this folder private box , - it will not accept a tick( check ) ..?


any ideas why....?

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PS I am at the moment the only person to use this computer

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 08:14 AM

Which version of XP do you have - Home or Pro?

Sharing Files and Folders with Those You Trust: An Overview
Some of the information on the following link may help you figure it out, but with XP Home you can't really lock anyone with an administrator account from getting access to your folders if they really want to.


http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/n...eresources.mspx

Edited by Enthusiast, 04 June 2006 - 08:23 AM.


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Posted 04 June 2006 - 09:04 AM

HI Enthusiast , Thanks for your reply,

I am using a new computer running Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 , and I do not log on or anything when starting the computer, all I want to do is lock a few folders nothing too fancy...?

any ideas please ...?

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 09:53 AM

If you don't use password protection on the computer how are you going to use passwords on folders? You don't have a password.

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 11:44 AM

HI Enthusiast,

As far as I can see when I un packed the new computer , and booted it up no where did it ask for a password..? and on the start up screen it just shows a user name...?

I was thinking that I could just use a pass word I had made up to lock a folder ...?

this is my frist new computer, after using an old ( 9 year ) Windows 98 OS , so everty thing on this OS is new to me ...

any ideas please ...?

Thanks ............. Mypenry

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 12:17 PM

Start / Control Panel / User Accounts
Select your account.
Click on Create a password.
You should be able to set your password there.

Now when you log on, you will have to enter a password.
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Posted 04 June 2006 - 01:09 PM

After you do that follow the steps in the tutorial about passwording folders.




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