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#1 toshibauser

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 09:28 AM

is thier i way i can make it so when say, someone *:snoopy little brother:* trys to open my documents, he needs to type a password before he can open the folder?
cause he has deleted my documents twice now, and its quite annoying.

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 10:55 AM

XP does not use passwords to protect resources. It uses permissions
instead. How to: Set, View, Change, or Remove File and Folder Permissions in
Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308418
Assuming you are using XP Home : By default, you can only make files and folders under My Documents "private". This is done by right clicking a folder or file and selecting Properties, Sharing. To change the permissions on other folders, you need to boot the computer to Safe Mode and log in on the built in Administrator account. In this mode, you'll see the Security tab in Properties, and you can assign permissions based on user name or group membership.
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#3 toshibauser

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 12:09 PM

i am the only user on my computer, so i dont want to change my own permissions

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 02:14 PM

If you're the only user, just password protect your account.
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#5 toshibauser

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 02:55 PM

no good, if i go away for ten mins, hes done the deed.
and my hs wount let us have passwords for are xp accounts during school hours so thats no good

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 06:11 PM

The only other thing I can think of is to place the file in a compressed (zip) folder,and set a password to uncompress the folder to view/access it's contents.
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Posted 11 August 2006 - 09:09 PM

Buy a USB thumb drive and keep your documents with you.

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#8 toshibauser

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 07:31 AM

i got it
http://www.download.com/Folder-Lock/3000-2...ml?tag=pdp_prod

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 06:28 PM

im trying this out myself... does any one know the intensity of the encryption ? 128 bit ? 64 ? etc?

Edited by daleyy, 22 August 2006 - 06:29 PM.


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Posted 23 August 2006 - 07:59 PM

256-bit Blowfish Encryption


Edited by Animal, 23 August 2006 - 08:00 PM.

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 06:42 PM

All what you need is a program like PC security,norton password manager,PC securer




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