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I share my computer with several people and I am trying to find some sort of program that password protects folders (and individual files as well, if possible). I'm running XP Home, and what I'm picturing is something where an uninvited person clicks a folder and has to enter a password to look inside of the folder. To be very clear, I don't want to hide or encrypt the folders, but actually leave them visible, but have to enter a password to get inside.
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Have you right clicked a folder, clicked properties, sharing, make this folder private
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Well, I saw somewhere that that would ask you for a password to use, but it doesn't, so I don't understand how it works. Also, a lot of the folders I want to protect have that option grayed out.
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You would set a password when prompted after tickin make this folder private and clicking apply

If you right click the other folders then click properties, what is listed for attributes
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First, I'm never prompted after checking that box and clicking OK.
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At least one is read-only, but I have no idea why and it doesn't want to go away.
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You should get this as soon as you click apply

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Oh.... My user account does have a password, but I'm really wanting something more advanced where I could pick an individual password for the folder. Plus, that's not working on read-only folders (which I can't explain why they're read only).
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(and individual files as well, if possible)

Should be the same on XP.... File, Save As, Tools drop down box (over in the top right corner of the box), and you should be able to figure it out from there.
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huh? I know how to do that like for Word documents, but I didn't see the tools menu in Internet Explorer, for an example. And I really want to just be able to password protect the file or folder after it is already on the drive.
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OK..... I know I didn't want to pay money, but Folder Guard seems to have done the trick. I don't know if people lock or close these threads or not, but as far as I'm concerned (unless anyone finds any other similar programs) this is a closed subject. Thanks.
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