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Anonymous
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January 2, 2005 6:41:04 PM

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Have XP Pro and can readily password protect a file ... but is it possible to
password protect a folder ???

TIA
Anonymous
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January 2, 2005 8:58:51 PM

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Windows XP does not have the capability to password-protect
an individual file or folder. Instead, read the following:

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

You Cannot Select the "Make This Folder Private" Option
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307286&Product=winxp

How to set, view, change, or remove special permissions for files and folders in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308419&Product=winxp

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"Rob Smith" wrote:

| Have XP Pro and can readily password protect a file ... but is it possible to
| password protect a folder ???
|
| TIA
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
January 2, 2005 9:26:31 PM

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Rob Smith wrote:
> Have XP Pro and can readily password protect a file ... but is it possible to
> password protect a folder ???
>
> TIA


Like Win2K, WinXP's file security model 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.


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