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XP Pro - Missing "Security" tab? Password protect folders?

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June 23, 2005 6:47:13 PM

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I wanted to explore the "security" tab under a folder's "properties". There
was no tab. How do I get it back?

Also, how can I password protect certain folders? I seems like the only 2
options are to encrypt or to compress.

Alex

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June 23, 2005 6:47:14 PM

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How Do I Get the Security tab in Folder Properties?
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_security_tab.htm

[Courtesy of MS-MVP Doug Knox]

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;308

--
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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"Alex" wrote:

| I wanted to explore the "security" tab under a folder's "properties". There
| was no tab. How do I get it back?
|
| Also, how can I password protect certain folders? I seems like the only 2
| options are to encrypt or to compress.
|
| Alex
Anonymous
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June 24, 2005 5:46:35 PM

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"Alex" <nobody@rr.com> wrote in message
news:RXzue.73232$6g3.39982@tornado.texas.rr.com...
> Also, how can I password protect certain folders?

You may want to take a look at our software Folder Guard that lets you
(among other things) password protect and/or completely hide files and
folders:

http://www.winability.com/folderguard/

http://www.winability.com/folderguard/users-guide_passw...

--
HTH

Andrei Belogortseff
WinAbility(r) Software Corp. [ http://www.winability.com/ ]
"Useful Windows Utilities and Security Software"
June 24, 2005 8:59:04 PM

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Thanks for the quick reply, Carey. I'll give these links a try.

Alex


"Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
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> How Do I Get the Security tab in Folder Properties?
> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_security_tab.htm
>
> [Courtesy of MS-MVP Doug Knox]
>
> 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;308
>
> --
> 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...
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Alex" wrote:
>
> | I wanted to explore the "security" tab under a folder's "properties".
> There
> | was no tab. How do I get it back?
> |
> | Also, how can I password protect certain folders? I seems like the only
> 2
> | options are to encrypt or to compress.
> |
> | Alex
>
!