How to protect 2nd hard drive with a password?

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  1. Brian Perry

    Brian Perry Cinematographer

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    I have two hard drives on my PC and wish to keep the files on the second one private. Is there a way to password protect the entire drive? If not, can I protect certain folders?

    By the way, I'm running XP pro.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Tekara

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    here's my reccomendation:
    http://www.ovsoft.com/powercry_eng.htm

    powercrypt2000 is an encryption program that will encode your files and will do a great job of securing them from unwanted folks.

    PGP is one that I would reccomend over powercrypt except that it costs money for the disk version that will encrypt a hardrive. Though you might be able to hunt around for a predate version, actually I would reccomend 5 or earlier which doesn't have a universal government key. but you'll have to hunt for it.
     
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  4. Rob Gillespie

    Rob Gillespie Producer

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    As long as you're using the NTFS format for your disks you can just apply a user-level permission to the drive or folder(s). Right-click on what you want to protect and select Properties, then into the Security tab. The rest is fair obvious. It does mean you'll need a different logon account for everyone who uses the PC (well, one for you, and at least one for everyone else).
     

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