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Anonymous
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August 28, 2004 7:18:46 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.security (More info?)

Hi, I am sorry if this is OT but here goes.

What I want to do with Win ME is to have a system so when certain
applications like Outlook Express, Windows Explorer, etc, are started, a box
will appear and ask for a password to be entered. I suspect a third party
software is needed, since I cannot see any options to do this in OE and
Explorer.

I do not want to have to set-up accounts for each person. The basic idea is
that a friend of mine will be using my laptop for internet, etc, and I just
want some privacy.

Any ideas regarding freeware/shareware programs that can help? Thanks.
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
August 28, 2004 9:17:07 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.security (More info?)

This is a Windows 2000 newsgroup and Windows ME is a totally different operating
system. Bottom line in my opinion is that you can not really secure Windows ME.
Windows 2000 and XP allow the use of the "ntfs" file system and built in EFS
encryption to restrict access to folders from other non administrator users. EFS can
totally secure a folder from any other user [including other administrators] if used
correctly and best practices are used to backup your private keys to keep you from
losing access to your data. See the links below and you may find a program to do
what you want under "security and privacy". Just be sure that they work with Windows
ME and BACKUP your data before ever trying to encrypt it! --- Steve

http://www.snapfiles.com/shareware/shareware.html
http://www.snapfiles.com/freeware/freeware.html

"Kublai Khan" <kk@zzzxxx.org> wrote in message
news:cgq48u$tq0$1@news8.svr.pol.co.uk...
> Hi, I am sorry if this is OT but here goes.
>
> What I want to do with Win ME is to have a system so when certain
> applications like Outlook Express, Windows Explorer, etc, are started, a box
> will appear and ask for a password to be entered. I suspect a third party
> software is needed, since I cannot see any options to do this in OE and
> Explorer.
>
> I do not want to have to set-up accounts for each person. The basic idea is
> that a friend of mine will be using my laptop for internet, etc, and I just
> want some privacy.
>
> Any ideas regarding freeware/shareware programs that can help? Thanks.
>
>
August 28, 2004 9:21:53 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.security (More info?)

Kublai Khan <kk@zzzxxx.org> wrote in message
news:cgq48u$tq0$1@news8.svr.pol.co.uk...
> Hi, I am sorry if this is OT but here goes.
>
> What I want to do with Win ME is to have a system so when certain
> applications like Outlook Express, Windows Explorer, etc, are started, a
box
> will appear and ask for a password to be entered. I suspect a third party
> software is needed, since I cannot see any options to do this in OE and
> Explorer.
>
> I do not want to have to set-up accounts for each person. The basic idea
is
> that a friend of mine will be using my laptop for internet, etc, and I
just
> want some privacy.
>
> Any ideas regarding freeware/shareware programs that can help? Thanks.
>
>

Your right you would need some third party app , you could use XP or 2K to
acheive this, but heres a free solution

Your mail is stored as a DBX file on the C drive called inbox.dbx find this
file and rename it inbox.dbx1
When outlook starts it will create a new inbox.dbx file
When you want to recieve mail just delete inbox.dbx and rename the
inbox.dbx1 to inbox.dbx, a bit of a pain but unless your friend is adamantly
wanting to read your mail its efective.


If your using Outlook as apposed to Outlook Express, this stores your mail
in a PST file and a password cn be added


Jud
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