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#1 amir2576

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 05:36 PM

Can i make my documents private like XP?

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 05:40 PM

make your question a little clearer are you running vista now ?say exactly what you want to do :huh:
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Posted 24 March 2007 - 06:08 PM

I'm using Vista(32).In XP user folders like my document can be private, so that other users do not have privileges to access them(If the partition is NTFS).But in Vista this option is not available.How can I do this?

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 06:25 AM

From the Vista Help menu after searching for "make folders private" and then clicking on "Can I protect files or folders with a password"

Can I protect files or folders with a password?

No, you can't use a password to protect files and folders in Windows. However, some programs that run on Windows do allow you to protect individual files by using a password. For more information, check the Help for the program you are using.

There are other ways to protect your files and folders in Windows. You can encrypt your files, manually specify who can access the folders or files, or hide them. Choose your method based on how secure the folders or files need to be. Encrypting is the most secure, while hiding the folders is the least secure.

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The ability to encrypt files and folders is not available in Windows Vista Starter, Windows Vista Home Basic, and Windows Vista Home Premium.

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What are permissions?
What is Encrypting File System (EFS)?


So, then I clicked on the EFS link and got this:

What is Encrypting File System (EFS)?

Encrypting File System (EFS) is a feature of Windows that allows you to store information on your hard disk in an encrypted format. Encryption is the strongest protection that Windows provides to help you keep your information secure.

Some key features of EFS:

Encryption is simple; just select a check box in the file or folder's properties to turn it on.

You have control over who can read the files.

Files are encrypted when you close them, but are automatically ready to use when you open them.

If you change your mind about having a file encrypted, clear the check box in the file's properties.

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EFS is not fully supported on Windows Vista Starter, Windows Vista Home Basic, and Windows Vista Home Premium. For those editions of Windows, if you have the encryption key or certificate, you can do the following:

Decrypt files by running Cipher.exe in the Command Prompt window (advanced users)

Modify an encrypted file

Copy an encrypted file as decrypted to a hard disk on your computer

Import EFS certificates and keys

Back up EFS certificates and keys by running Cipher.exe in the Command prompt window (advanced users)

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What is encryption?


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Posted 25 March 2007 - 11:50 PM

Thanks and i hope you always become successful

Thanks and i hope you always become successful




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