Password Protecting Folders

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Hi,

I know this is probably a stupid question but I cant find the answer
anywhere. Is it possible to password protect an entire folder? I keep all
my important documents in one folder and want to be able to password protect
it somehow. If so, then that leads me to 2 more questions:

1.When I backup the folder (and files) onto a DVD or CD will the folder
still be password protected?

2. Does this really protect the files?? Or are the "other" ways of getting
to them that the password doesn't take care of?

Thanks Very Much In Advance!
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Ralph wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > I know this is probably a stupid question but I cant find the answer
    > anywhere. Is it possible to password protect an entire folder? I
    > keep all my important documents in one folder and want to be able to
    > password protect
    > it somehow. If so, then that leads me to 2 more questions:
    >
    > 1.When I backup the folder (and files) onto a DVD or CD will the
    > folder still be password protected?
    >
    > 2. Does this really protect the files?? Or are the "other" ways of
    > getting to them that the password doesn't take care of?
    >
    > Thanks Very Much In Advance!

    XP does not use passwords to protect resources. It uses permissions
    instead. Here is information to help you with that:

    How to disable Simple Sharing and set permissions on a shared folder in
    Windows XP (Pro only)
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307874

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

    By default in XP Home, you can only make files and folders under My
    Documents "private". Otherwise, to see the security tab in WinXP Home,
    restart in Safe mode and log on with an account that has administrator
    privileges. To get into Safe Mode, repeatedly tap the F8 key as the
    computer is starting up. This will get you to the menu where you can
    choose Safe Mode.

    Note that the file system must be NTFS, not FAT32.

    Passwording of folders is not supported unless you zip them. When you do
    (right click a folder, then "send to > compressed folder") and then open
    the zip file, you will find an option under file>"add a password".
    Otherwise, use third-party software. Google "password protect folders".

    Malke
    --
    Elephant Boy Computers
    www.elephantboycomputers.com
    "Don't Panic!"
    MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
  2. i forgot password of password protected dvd .
    can i get the any tricks or software to crack password of dvd
  3. plz help me for password recover tricks
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