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    Hi, can anyone help me. you see i got my own user area on my home computer and my brothers can easily delete files in my user area by just going to c:\windows\profiles\username
    and I was wondering is it possible to restrict access to the profiles folder on a windows 98 operating system, and if so how. Do you use some sort of a program. Please Help Thanks!

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    ewwwwww, win 98....yukk, pyuk!
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    the way I see it, the default in win98 doesn't really do anything restriction wise.

    you can use a program called Poledit (Tools\Reskit\Netadmin\Poledit folder on the Win98 CD), and this can probobly 'hide' the files.

    also, if you look around on the net or at download.com, you can probobly find good encryption programs to lock up your files
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    look for a program called Fortress, ive used it in the past for that same reason

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    yes but Fortress isn't what he's looking for...and is also extremely easy to get by, it's way too weak to put for security
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    If you are looking for more security you might want to look into getting Windows NT or Windows 2000 or XP. As far as 98 I am pretty sure that there is no way to restrict access.
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    There are folder locking programs. I've posted two links. You want more? go look on google. search for win98 folder lock or if you're like me use the advanced feature to weed out obvious misses.......
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    yeap

    most of the secrity app like fortress are easy to get by and like said u should just get xp or 2k. or make ur own app, but I also heard of a way through dos to hide the files becouse of a bug if any one want to know about it let me know

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    what kind of bug are you talking about?
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