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#1 fozzie

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 04:46 PM

Running XP Home. What is the easiest application to limit or deny access to certain folders

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 04:58 PM

Couldn't you use the Administration method to lock them?

Other than that, I know that there are alot of FREE programs that will lock your folders for you, and there are some that will simply make them invisible, where no one can see them at all.

But I'm guessing that you should be able to do it right now, if you have Administration rights on the computer.

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 07:09 PM

If you have a computer with multiple accounts on it, right click on the folders you want to protect, click properties, then click the "sharing" tab. Click on the box to the right of "Make this folder private". It will only allow that account to view that folder and any sub folders in it.
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Posted 03 March 2007 - 07:21 PM

If you use stevealmighty's method, be sure to password protect your account.

or,

You could zip the file, and add a password to it.

or,

You could use a program like Cryptainer LE, that encrypts specified files/folders.
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Posted 04 March 2007 - 06:38 AM

Thanks all for the suggestions I will have a go at it and keep you posted...

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 07:23 AM

You're welcome, fozzie.
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