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Anonymous
July 15, 2005 1:02:01 PM

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Does anyone know of a utility that will specically put a password onto a
specific Windows folder, or is there an admin trick in the Administrative
Tools in the control panel?

Example "My Music" can I place a password on it preventing others from
opening it.

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Anonymous
July 15, 2005 3:19:40 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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"Daddio" wrote:

| Does anyone know of a utility that will specically put a password onto a
| specific Windows folder, or is there an admin trick in the Administrative
| Tools in the control panel?
|
| Example "My Music" can I place a password on it preventing others from
| opening it.
July 15, 2005 9:14:12 PM

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"Daddio" <Daddio@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9EFDB8A0-A2AD-443B-AEB5-3019F37BB457@microsoft.com...
> Does anyone know of a utility that will specically put a password onto a
> specific Windows folder, or is there an admin trick in the Administrative
> Tools in the control panel?
>
> Example "My Music" can I place a password on it preventing others from
> opening it.

Not natively in XP, no. You can use permissions to deny access to other
users, but if someone is logged in under your username, they can of course
see all the folders you can see. There are third-party applications that
will do what you want - do a google search
Anonymous
July 16, 2005 1:12:35 AM

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Daddio wrote:
> Does anyone know of a utility that will specically put a password onto a
> specific Windows folder, or is there an admin trick in the Administrative
> Tools in the control panel?
>
> Example "My Music" can I place a password on it preventing others from
> opening it.


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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