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Anonymous
September 12, 2005 5:05:32 PM

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Hello!

How to provide password and protect a particular folder in Windows XP,
without using any 3rd party Utilities.

Thnaks

Kishore
Anonymous
September 12, 2005 5:05:33 PM

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Hi,

WinXP doesn't provide for passwording folders. It can password a compressed
(zipped) folder only. XP uses permissions to determine which users have
access to folders.

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

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"Nijesh" <nijesh.b@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hello!
>
> How to provide password and protect a particular folder in Windows XP,
> without using any 3rd party Utilities.
>
> Thnaks
>
> Kishore
>
>
>
Anonymous
September 13, 2005 1:29:12 AM

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Nijesh wrote:
> Hello!
>
> How to provide password and protect a particular folder in Windows XP,
> without using any 3rd party Utilities.
>
> Thnaks
>
> Kishore
>
>
>


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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Anonymous
September 14, 2005 2:29:57 PM

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On Mon, 12 Sep 2005 21:29:12 -0600 in
microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, Bruce Chambers favored us with...
> 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.

Bwaaa-haa-haa!

"Cumbersome" and "superior" are in the eye of the beholder. The fact
that "how do I password-protect a file or folder" is a FAQ here is
enough to demonstrate that the other method might be preferred by
some but is _not_ objectively "superior".

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"My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters."
"The waters? What waters? We're in the desert."
"I was misinformed."
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