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    password protect folders in Windows 2000? All the software that I've seen has trial period.

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    same here! But beware of free progs claiming to password protect-especially from lamer sites.Most will trash your system. The best bet would be to make one yourself or dish out the dough! Maybe someone else here knows of one-free?

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    Get the freeware PGP program and just encrypt what ever folders you want to protect.
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    Well you have two choices you can either use pgp to encrypt the files http://web.mit.edu/network/pgp.html
    or just right click on the folder and select properties and select the security tab then highlight the other user(s) that are listed there and uncheck the options as you see fit and if you really want to be more thorough just press the advanced tab and highlight the user(s) and then press view/edit button and uncheck any boxes that you want to prevent that user(s) from doing.

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    thanx guys

    i'll go w/ pgp

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    Good Evening

    I think this works on XP, so it might work on 2000. Should be able to password - protect a compressed folder and then stuff the files in the new folder. Iím doing this from memory cause I donít have XP up. So XP Wizards please have mercy on this poor pedawon.

    Create a Compressed Folder - click on a bare spot on the desktop, name it, and press enter. Double click to open the folder's window. Use a file manager like Windows Explorer or NT Explorer, right click and toss the files you want to protect into the compressed folder. Double click the compressed folder's window, then click on file, add a password, and type it in and confirm it, then click ok.

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    edit: guess I should have read DeadAddict's post as well.
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    You could also use Ncrypt which is a pretty cool product. It comes with a pretty good file wiper and it is also free. http://ncrypt.sourceforge.net/
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    what is a "file wiper" if you don't mind me asking

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    A file wiper is a utility that erases a file beyond reasonable recovery. If you delete a file, within windows, for instance. That file is not actualy deleted, all that happens is, the operating system is told; that the space that file occupies is no longer being used. Therefor the information is still there untill it is overwritten.

    File wipers are supposed to overwrite the file so they can not be recovered.

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    A file wiper will overwrite the file with zeros for a specified number of times. Obviously the more the merrier. Sysmin770 mentioned Ncrypt has one at:

    http://ncrypt.sourceforge.net/


    I like Clean Disk Security. Not only will it wipe files but it can clean up your HDDs as well, it has other good options also:

    http://www.theabsolute.net/sware/clndisk.html

    cheers

    Edit: dual posts at the same time...lol...but you beat me jinxy
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