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    password protecting folders?

    I use a shared computer and my parents don't want me setting up different users so i keep all my stuff in a single folder. Just wondering if theres a way to protect my files such as a password or something to that effect.....

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    if you are using windows me or xp, there is a way that is built into the operating system IIRC you go to www.google.com and type in "password protect folders [operating system]" and then read... but since i am feeling nice here is a link that brings you straight to what you need

    http://www.pcworld.com/howto/article...,110663,00.asp

    also, if the drive is formatted in NTFS, then you can encrypt/password protect it from there (you can find more info by using the previously mentioned method)
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    beware with NTFS encription scheme. Its not for newbies. If you loose the key (that is attached to user that encript the folder) you loose the folder. Please read MS documentation and have a non encripted backup of that files (or a backup of that key...)
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    unless a backup operator is specified since they can override the security
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    Hi,

    I see from your other thread that you are using Windows Millennium Edition. This software actually intends that you create different users, so you don't get in each others'way, and clutter up eachothers'desktops. This is NOT a security feature, just a resource management tool.

    ME does not contain any native file security, you will have to get a third party product.

    Go into Google and type in "freeware" you will get loads of sites show up, find yourself a tool from one of those.

    Cheers

    And remember to write your password down and keep it somewhere safe

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    Go into Google and type in "freeware" you will get loads of sites show up, find yourself a tool from one of those.
    A really good place to look for freeware is SnapFiles.Com.


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    You can also try making the folder hidden and disable the "Show hidden files and Folders".

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    Or change the icon to a blank one and rename the folder to a blank space (but dont forget where u put the folder), since renaming folders doesnt accept just a normal space like " ", you have to hold down the alt key and press 255, that will create a space and the folder will accept it aas a rename character.

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    Originally posted here by Cybr1d
    You can also try making the folder hidden and disable the "Show hidden files and Folders".
    good idea. but everybody should use same account or he must go acct per acct and disable "show hidden folders"
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