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troppo

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hi,
im trying to find a program that is free and safe to use that can lock user specified folders and or files
this is a shared computer and i want to lock "sensitive" folders/files
currently i am using lock it down free version
what i want to know is if this program crashes or is uninstalled will my files and folders go with it? or when the program is un-installed does it just go back to the original settings? with all of the files and folders restored
i need to lock these folders but if it is risky and my files will be lost i wont bother with it
thankyou
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With XP you can just use the built-in protection.

Create a seperate log-in for everyone using the machine and your stuff will stay on your login, the others should not be able to access it.
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DeSade....

Don't forget that if one is using a shared computer with multiple accounts, other users are still able to access all files and folders if they have administrator settings.
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yes i no that XP does have in built protection but i have two hard drives we do not use the my documents folder we have a seperate drive for our documents
i have two hard drives which are patitioned
the 1st drive has twp partitions the c: drive which consists of windows and associated programs and the second partion we use for our documents
the 2nd drive we use for applications (installed programs) and the second partion is used for backing up the drives

so my problems are that the drives are easily accsesed by whoever is using the computer i use a program at the moment called lock it down that i have recently downloaded and i want to no if it is safe to use. if this program crashes or gets unistalled will my password protected files/ folders go with it and i will loose them all?
if this program is going to be risky to use i will stop using it
thanyou for your replies
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Troppo...

If one day you want to uninstall the program, just unlock the folders that are currently locked and remove it. If the program takes the folders with it, simply use System Restore. My bet is that it's a safe program. Anyone here to back me up?
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