Folder password protection

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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.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    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/columns/security/essays/10imlaws.mspx
    Particularly #3.

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


    "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.
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    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

    Help us help you:
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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
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    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.
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    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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