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July 8, 2004 1:19:02 PM

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Hi. I would like to know if it´s possible to lock a folder with a password or something like that. I mean, I am a doctor and I need to protect a lot of patient files. Thanks in advance for your help. Sorry about my english

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Anonymous
July 8, 2004 4:01:07 PM

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See this link:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308418
Also see:
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/private.htm

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Jupiter Jones [MVP]
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"JABS" <JABS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Hi. I would like to know if it´s possible to lock a folder with a
password or something like that. I mean, I am a doctor and I need to
protect a lot of patient files. Thanks in advance for your help. Sorry
about my english
Anonymous
July 8, 2004 11:41:42 PM

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Greetings --

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 work-around, 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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"JABS" <JABS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Hi. I would like to know if it´s possible to lock a folder with a
password or something like that. I mean, I am a doctor and I need to
protect a lot of patient files. Thanks in advance for your help. Sorry
about my english
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