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Covering my tracks...


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So I have an old crappy laptop in my room that I have had for years. Anyway, I use it for mainly P2P... Last night my dad asked if I still used it, and if he could start taking it to work while his office PC is being replaced, which could take a few months. I have about 25 gigs of pure [bleep] on that HDD... :tazz:

So, even though I will be 18 in two months, I'd like to avoid a potentially embarassing situation.

It's running Windows 98, so I made a startup disk and formatted.... Will that take care of everything pretty much? Hopefully not having an OS will keep him from deciding to use it altogether...

In the meantime, I feel I must pay tribute to a HDD full of [bleep] accumulated over the years... I will miss you Jenna, Chasey, Tera, Krystal........

Edit: Apparently there is a language filter... replace bleeps with a 4 letter word begginning with "P" and ending with "N"

Edited by Metalive, 27 July 2005 - 10:52 PM.

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haha, nice!!!
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lol, people with the vast stash ,similar problem is always happening at lans a friends with more of the good stuff than they need and not enough room for the games. We usually burn it onto a dvd and encrypt the file, or move it over in an encrpyted file over to our machines. Encryption is great saves embaresment for all and give the folder an innocent name and stick it in program files. And never put it as the first documnet in the HD saying [bleep] files or thers no point encrypting. lmao
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is there any way in xp to put a password on a folder so u have to know it to access it? i dont mean like the crappy windows passwords you cn just click cancel and bypass!
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This is a family forum. Let's not turn this into a discussion of how to hide your p0rn, okay?
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ok, i doubt any harm was meant my good man! your point is appreciated and understood however. is there a way to password protect folders containing sensitive information?
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if you're using NTFS you can set permissions down to the file level on the drive.....
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Using win zip and most other compression software have an encryption feature can be a pain but it is a good way to do it. There are various other dedicated software to do it i got some with my mobo never used it i dont keep anything that needs hiding on my pc.
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you can also get a helper monkey with a baseball bat to sit next to the computer all day
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haha im not hiding anything!! its just my little sisters use the pc and id rather lock up my downloads folder on bearshare so they cant download any more of their boyzone cr@p!!!
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