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I want to protect some of my files from being used by other family members. Like for example I downloaded a video and is there a way to lock the video like if someone clicks the video it asks for a password? THanks
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You could create a new folder, right click it, click properties, sharing, tick make this folder private, click apply and set a password if you do not have one.

Move the video to the new folder

This way only you would know the video is on the PC

Edited by Keith, 07 August 2005 - 08:59 PM.

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here you go matey, the power of google to the rescue again.

here should work out for ya.

cheers woody

Edited by woody1977, 07 August 2005 - 09:02 PM.

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I think we have a misunderstanding...I want this file to be protected with a password on ONE computer. I don't have multiplayer usernames for this pc and i can't. It's only one for me but sometimes my family uses the PC and open up things i don't want them to see. Is there a way to lock a folder and t hey can't use it even tho they are on the same pc
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So the first option in the page I linked will work for you if you have a password enabled. Or do your family know what the password is to log on??

You could zip the folder contents like in option two, then when you add anything to it, just zip it first and then add it.

cheers woody
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No dude.
I don't have this PC on password because it's very annoying when people ask me to put in PW to logon. I can't make mutliple users because my dad gets mad at that and wants one so teh whole family can use it. I just want to lock a folder with a password so only I will be able to view it since I know the password to the folder. not the whole windows xp

Edited by Rashed, 07 August 2005 - 10:38 PM.

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I can't remeber the last time I was called dude lol thanks.

check this out here to see if this helps.

HTH woody
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