Ok mods, if this ends up being inappropriate then my apologies to HTF and please remove the thread. I've been asked by my parents to look into some password protected files on the family PC (I don't live with them so I have not have a chance to look yet). Anyway, it appears a member of the family might be doing some stuff on the computer that they should not be. So I'm looking for information on the password protection used in Windows XP (I believe they are using the regular password protection found in XP). 1. Are the folders and contents encrypted? Is so then how high is the encryption? 2. Is there a way to get around the password etc? 3. What do the parents here, use for snooping on young members of the family? I wouldn't want anything blatant. 4. Where would you look? Cookies? Temp Internet Files? Internet History? I will probably bring Ad-Aware over to look for spyware etc... Thanks and I hope I didn't break any rules.