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How can i uniquely password protect a folder?


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Hello, I am wondering if there is any way to give a folder a unique password. I know you can password protect it with the password you use to log on to your computer. I also no if it is a zip folder you can give that a unique password. I was wondering if i could do the same to a regular folder without downloading software.
If so will this also apply to a folder on a network?
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Do you mean, right click the folder, click properties, click sharing, click make this folder private, set a password for it?
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No i do not mean that. I already know how to do that. What i want to know is if i can set different passwords for different folders.
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Which folders?
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Folders such as My music, My pictures, Program folders, and a personal folder on a network
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You can do My Music and My Pictures as per post 2, when you click apply it asks you to set the password

You cannot set a password for programme file folders
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what about folders on a network?
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To password protect a folder, open My Computer and locate the folder you are going to protect. Right-click the folder or go to the File menu and select Properties. In the Properties window that appears, click the Shared tab. The default for all files is Not Shared. To protect the folder, click Shared As.

Here, you can set the access controls allowing others to only read the folder, have full access to the folder, or a combination of both. If you click the Depends On Password option, you will need to assign a password for Read-Only access and for Full Access. Assign (and remember) your passwords, then click Apply and confirm your passwords, then click OK. Check that a password or passwords are required for anyone accessing the folder.
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Thanks for your help once again Keith.
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No problem
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