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Password protected *folders* in WinME or Win2000?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Rob FM, Sep 19, 2001.

  1. Rob FM

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  2. Craig Chatterton

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    You can protect the folder so no one other than *you* can access it, but with Windows 2000, that depends on you protecting your password for logging in.
    I think you can also download programs that encrypt directories or files and you'd have to enter a password to unencrypt the file/folder. Check http://www.download.com to find one.
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    If you have a drive formatted in NTFS, you can set securities on that drive/folder/file by going to the properties for that item, and clicking the security tab. From there, remove 'Everyone' access to the folder and add only your account to that folder.
    Again, this will only work if the drive is formatted with NTFS.
     
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    As a slightly kludgy workaround, if its just a few files you need to protect, you could turn it into a 'compressed folder' which is just a zip file, and password protect the zip, I suppose. I've not tried this yet, and my ME box is at home, so you'll have to test it yourself.
     
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    The WinZip thing would work regardless of OS but I would also recommend doing it the way Rob recommended, not only because it's better and easier to use, but because NTFS is a better format and it uses drive space more efficiently (smaller sectors=more usable space). You can also set the drive to be compressed which gives you even more space to work with.
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