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Anonymous
January 26, 2005 5:50:37 AM

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How does one password protect a drive?

Thx To Any With Knowledge,
McClint

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Anonymous
January 26, 2005 5:50:38 AM

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Right click the drive and choose Properties>Sharing Tab. You may find some
insight there. You can use a screensaver password to protect your machine,
set up different accounts that use their own passwords and have limited
access rights, or use some form of encryption to protect the drive or
folders.

"McClint" <vitalpilot@core.com> wrote in message
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> How does one password protect a drive?
>
> Thx To Any With Knowledge,
> McClint
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Anonymous
January 26, 2005 9:21:41 AM

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It's not necessary to use encryption to limit access to a drive. In fact,
unless the user is knowledgable about using EFS it can be downright
dangerous and cause loss of access to data permanently.

Permissions to access folders on a drive are all that need to be used.

HOW TO: Set, View, Change, or Remove File and Folder Permissions in Windows
XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308418

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Kevin" <webman6@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Right click the drive and choose Properties>Sharing Tab. You may find
> some
> insight there. You can use a screensaver password to protect your
> machine,
> set up different accounts that use their own passwords and have limited
> access rights, or use some form of encryption to protect the drive or
> folders.
>
> "McClint" <vitalpilot@core.com> wrote in message
> news:1ADJd.3569$5C6.1809@fe1.columbus.rr.com...
>> How does one password protect a drive?
>>
>> Thx To Any With Knowledge,
>> McClint
>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
January 26, 2005 3:46:06 PM

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Rick "Nutcase" Rogers wrote:
> It's not necessary to use encryption to limit access to a drive.

That depends on what kind of protection you need.

> In
> fact, unless the user is knowledgable about using EFS it can be
> downright dangerous and cause loss of access to data permanently.

This is correct.

> Permissions to access folders on a drive are all that need to be used.

These are easily circumvented by a user with physical access to the
computer. Inserting a removable media with an OS capable of reading NTFS
gives full access to all files on all drives, regardless of permissions.
!