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Password Protect Folders in Windows XP?


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Piratesmate

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Is it possible to password protect folders in Windows XP?
If not, why didn't the makers of Windows put that feature in their software?

I have items I save that I would like to just keep in a folder and protect that folder with a password.
Any way of doing so?
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To password protect a folder in XP, you first need to make a password for your username. Then, go to the folder you want to protect, and right click on it and select properties. Then go to the "sharing" tab, and check "make this folder private". Now, only people logged in under your username can see this folder. For this reason, it is important to make sure you log out once you're done using the computer, to make sure the folder stays private.

Btw, what does this have to do with Microsoft Office?

Edited by stettybet0, 24 August 2007 - 01:00 PM.

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Thank you.

Sorry, I guess I was thinking I had word docs and was thinking to post my question here.
I apologize for posting in the incorrect thread.

Thank you for your help.

Edited by Piratesmate, 24 August 2007 - 11:01 PM.

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