Putting a Password on a Folder

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Can u put a password on a folder??
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need more details, is the folder shared on a network or is it just local to one machine?
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its like a picture folder, just a general one
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I've never done it, but heard people talk about it before... BTW, here's a helpful link for ya...

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=password+protect+a+folder+in+windows
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ok, but is the folder on a network or just your local machine that you share with people, what OS is it?
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exactly my questions MD -- we need more details to answer properly.
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XP and its like a folder in ur documents
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i know you can, but I'm not on a system to allow me to try it out for you
at the moment. Honestly, XP's Help is VERY good...try there first. :)
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This isn't exactly password protecting the folder, but rather denying access to the folder, by anyone except those you want to have access to it. This works on both the same Windows 2000 or XP.

Right click the folder; select properties.
Click the security tab.

You'll see a list of users or groups. The ones that are there by default are:
Administrators
Creator/Owner
Power Users
System
Users

Elliminate Power Users and Users and Creator/Owner
If you use a different user login instead of logging in as administrator, you need to add yourself.

Click on Administrator
Below you'll see that Administrators have Full Allow Rights to everything.
Click on System
System needs to have full allow rights as well and should by default.
Click your Username.
You need to make sure you check all ALLOW boxes for yourself.

In all above cases, make sure DENY is not checked in any box.


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Now the above instructions apply only if the different users on your computer log in with different user accounts that you set up. If anyone can access your computer under your user name or the administrator name, then they will have access to the folder. No other users will.

If everyone uses the same username and password to log into your computer, this will obviously not help you. To change this, you would have to change your password for your existing username, and perhaps, if necessary the administrator account, and then assign each of your users user names and passwords.

With some studying, you'll discover that you you have tremendous control over what your users can and can't do on your computer by using the latter method.

Final note. To my knowledge, there's no way to actually password protect given directories or files. Just the security restrictions I've described above. If there is, I haven't found it, and I've been playing around with stuff like this for nearly a year and a half now and haven't discovered it yet.

Hope that helps.

Cheers.
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download.com has tons of file/folder lockers that can do what your looking for. hope this helps.


http://download.com.com/3000-2092-10249 ... ag=lst-0-5



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