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Anonymous
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March 22, 2005 12:46:34 PM

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How do I password protect folders I want to be viewed on the intrernal
network (LAN) as I could in Windows 98??? There is no password option on the
properties tab. I do have administrator privilages. XP Home Edition with
SP2.

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Thank You,
FLD
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
March 22, 2005 2:03:58 PM

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FLD wrote:
> How do I password protect folders I want to be viewed on the intrernal
> network (LAN) as I could in Windows 98??? There is no password option on the
> properties tab. I do have administrator privilages. XP Home Edition with
> SP2.
>


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.

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Anonymous
a b 8 Security
March 22, 2005 2:56:16 PM

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One cannot password-protect a folder in Windows XP.
For a more secure method, see 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

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

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

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...

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"FLD" wrote:

| How do I password protect folders I want to be viewed on the intrernal
| network (LAN) as I could in Windows 98??? There is no password option on the
| properties tab. I do have administrator privilages. XP Home Edition with
| SP2.
|
| --
| Thank You,
| FLD
|
|
!