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Hiding or password protecting files


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I know how to hide folders and files the converntional way by going into the options or whatever but everyone knows that. I was wondering if anybody knew a way to put a password on a folder or hide it in a nother way. My family keeps going into my files and deleting my documents. I dont want an encryption program that makes me have a vault where i put everything because thats just a hassle and is time consuming. I want a program or something that allows me to hide or password protect a normal everyday folder that I already have. I remember you could password protect folders on 98' but i just wish You could with XP lol. If anyone has any ideas that could gimme a hand that would be great!

Thanks in advance guys.
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go to the folder, right click on it, then choose Sharing and Security...

go to the Sharing tab and check the box Make this folder private.

Doing this will make it so they can't access the folder unless they are logged in under your username. Unless they know your password, the files should be safe from deletion now. :whistling:
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Thats one thing but they have their own computer and they just love to get rid of my docs. I tend to leave my comp on so thats how they get it. Any other ideas?
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Start>Control Panel>Switch to Classic View (if not already)>Power Options

Under the Power schemes tab, set system standby to whatever time you want. Then, go to the Advanced tab and check Prompt for password when computer resumes from standby.

Edited by stettybet0, 18 April 2007 - 02:21 PM.

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I used to do that but when the computer is started back up it is slower because of the standby. Someone else in the house uses standby only and the computer is slow even though it is clean of viruses etc... So im looking for a program that would allow me to add a password to be put onto a folder.
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AxCrypt works quite well.
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