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[Question - How to]Set a password for a folder


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JayBern

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Is there anyway to set a password for a folder, let's say "My Pictures" so that no one can go in and see my pictures without the password?
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Neil Jones

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Set a password on your user account, therefore nothing is viewable unless you're logged into it.
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JayBern

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Usually I let my friends use my account so as not to create too much accounts just for my friends. Currently having 3 accounts is already adding a lot of extra files and eating up the space. Lol.

I'm just wondering if there's any way to stop them from viewing files that I do not want them to see.
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Make sure that their accounts do not have admin access. Next right click on the folder, go to properties, and set the Hidden bit (check the box). That -should- do it. Log into one of their accounts, and see if you can see the folder. Of course, they could probably see it via the View Hidden Files and Folders toggle, Windows security really isn't, but it might work, if your account has admin privs, and theirs are only limited or guest.

Other than that, encrypt the folder.

Just checked - the win2k security tab is neat, but may require you to be part of a domain. When I get home to my xp machine, I'll check there, and see what other options are available.
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they won't open what they won't find

http://www.fixmyxp.c...nt/view/187/40/
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That's actually pretty cool. What happens if they view the tree in list view? Is it still there, or just a blank line?
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sorry, I posted this in wrong thread, no I have no idea what happens because I have never needed it myself, I will try it out too

Edited by fleamailman, 13 November 2006 - 06:49 AM.

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XP Home does not have encryption capability. Pro does.
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