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By pchlp ·
I am running XP Pro and would like to password protect Internet Explorer access icon.
How do you do it with XP Pro and is there a free utility to allow me to do this?

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by Craig321 In reply to password protech Internet ...
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by pchlp In reply to

It looks like this cost money. There must be something out there that will make you put a password in it to launch, Internet Explorer.

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by TyroneD In reply to password protech Internet ...

Well you can't "lock" an icon yet you can put password protection on the Internet Explorer .EXE file. I hope this helps:

http://www.timelyweb.com/free/LockAnEXE_21891s.html

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by pchlp In reply to

Sorry but this does not do it. It is too much work. Is there a way with Win XP Pro to set a password on Internet Explorer. There must be some way of put a password on a program.
\Thanks for the idea, anyway

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by TyroneD In reply to password protech Internet ...

The easiest way to control who can access which application is via the Security tab. You can just remove the users from the Security tab except yourself and when the removed users try to launch an application, they won't be able to.

This is the easiest and certainly the cheapest way.

1. Go to C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer
2. Right-click on IEXPLORE.EXE, go to Properties
3. Click on the Security tab
4. Highlight the user/users one at a time and click the Remove button
5. Once done, click on OK and you're done!

I hope this helps. Most of the applications for password protecting a file are sharewares and you will have to purchase them just for your information.

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by pchlp In reply to

I don't seem to have this feature on my XP Pro. Do you know any applications that I can buy that will do the job?

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by jasonbis In reply to password protech Internet ...

The last answer would work but first you have to turn off simple file sharing. Open windows explorer. Go to tools, folder options, and click on the view tab. Scroll all the way to the bottom and uncheck "Use simple file sharing." Now when you go to the properties of Iexplore.exe you will get those options.

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by pchlp In reply to

Yes, I can disable it but I still want to IE accessable to someone with a password. This computer is networked to another computer with shared folders and devices.

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by jasonbis In reply to password protech Internet ...

Well then you are going to pay for that program. There isn't anything out there for free. Here is one you for sale.
http://www.softheap.com/iesecurity.html

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