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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
November 27, 2004 10:56:12 PM

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Hello,
I am using Windows XP professional on my laptop and I am always worried
about my laptop gets stolen and I am wondering if its possible that I can
apply password protection on a windows folder? Any hints or suggestions
will be appreciated. Thank you.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
November 28, 2004 2:29:15 AM

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Alex;
Windows XP is not designed that way.
Use NTFS permissions for folder security:
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/private.htm
However this will not protect your data if the computer is stolen.
Access is quick and easy and all that may be needed is to Take
Ownership.

EFS will be more secure but improperly used often causes permanent
loss of data:
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/encrypt.htm

See the 10 Immutable Laws of Security:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/archive/community/colu...
Particularly #3.

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/


"Alex Martinez" <alex_martinez@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> Hello,
> I am using Windows XP professional on my laptop and I am always
> worried about my laptop gets stolen and I am wondering if its
> possible that I can apply password protection on a windows folder?
> Any hints or suggestions will be appreciated. Thank you.
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
November 28, 2004 11:55:57 AM

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Alex Martinez wrote:
> Hello,
> I am using Windows XP professional on my laptop and I am always worried
> about my laptop gets stolen and I am wondering if its possible that I can
> apply password protection on a windows folder? Any hints or suggestions
> will be appreciated. Thank you.
>
>

Like Win2K, WinXP's file security paradigm doesn't rely on, or
allow, the cumbersome method of password protection for individual
applications, files, or folders. Instead, it uses the superior method
of explicitly assigning file/folder permissions to individual users
and/or groups.

HOW TO Create and Configure User Accounts in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;279783

HOW TO Set, View, Change, or Remove File and Folder Permissions
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;q308418

HOW TO Set, View, Change, or Remove Special Permissions for Files and
Folders
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];Q308419

HOW TO Set the My Documents Folder as Private in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;298399

Of course, if you have WinXP Pro, you can encrypt the desired
files/folders.

Best Practices for Encrypting File System
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;223316

As a crude work-around, if you actually prefer Win9x's way, you
can place the file in a compressed folder, and set a password to
uncompress the folder to view/access its contents.

--

Bruce Chambers

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http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having
both at once. - RAH
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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
November 28, 2004 8:21:01 PM

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You apply a password to your logon.

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"Alex Martinez" <alex_martinez@comcast.net> wrote in message news:%23KLL24P1EHA.2624@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Hello,
> I am using Windows XP professional on my laptop and I am always worried
> about my laptop gets stolen and I am wondering if its possible that I can
> apply password protection on a windows folder? Any hints or suggestions
> will be appreciated. Thank you.
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
November 28, 2004 8:21:45 PM

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But encryption is the only thing that can protect you. Type it in Help.

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"Alex Martinez" <alex_martinez@comcast.net> wrote in message news:%23KLL24P1EHA.2624@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Hello,
> I am using Windows XP professional on my laptop and I am always worried
> about my laptop gets stolen and I am wondering if its possible that I can
> apply password protection on a windows folder? Any hints or suggestions
> will be appreciated. Thank you.
>
>
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