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By nosnhojnod ·
Can one password protect just an excel file or folder on a NT server... if so How?

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by dixon_fe In reply to Password Protection

To the best of my knowledge (which is on and off as of lately), you may only password protect files and folders if you have the correct privileges. If you do password protect it for numeous users, you need to assign group privileges to that file orfolder. I hope this answers your question.

Frank...

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by nosnhojnod In reply to Password Protection

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by rindi1 In reply to Password Protection

When you save an excel file, you can add an option where you can enter a password. After that you need to enter that password when you want to open that file. This does't have anything to do with the OS you are using. On NT you can restrict access to files or directories depending on the user who has logged in.

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by Abe Froman In reply to Password Protection

Also note, you can only password protect your NT files and folders (at the server level) if your NT drives are formatted NTFS. The file and directory restrictions are very limited on FAT drives.

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by nosnhojnod In reply to Password Protection

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by MCSE Lee In reply to Password Protection

Answer #2 is correct - you must password protect the file from within Excel. Open the file, go to Tools, Protection, and choose the appropriate option (go to Help for more detailed information on which option may be right for you).

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by lawry_r In reply to Password Protection

Answer #2 is the right way to password-protect an excel file. However if you wish to protect a folder on a NT server, go with answer #3.

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