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By burglr ·
How can I password protect a local drive <Hard Drive> from other users logged on to my

( C ) drive ? I am running win XP Pro

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by softcorp.us In reply to Password Protect

Hello,

Passwords are not enough because they can be guessed or stolen. I recommend you use NTFS file encryption.

When you use NTFS file encryption, the data on disk will be encrypted. It will be automatically decrypted whenever you open the file, so you can use the file normally. But, for the decryption to occur, the user must be logged in as you. That is, another user of your PC, who is not logged in as you, cannot read those files.

Finally, remember no security measure is 100% foolproof.

Does this help?

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by Benjamin.Arnold In reply to Password Protect

Do you mean the whole drive?

You can't have a user log in without access to the root directory (C drive) That's where thier profile is stored and that's where all the programs running on the PC are stored. Your best bet is to use NTFS like Steve said but specify the files your trying to protect and move them to a subdirectory, change the permissons to just your username. Also you can use local security policy to ensure that other users cannot take ownership of any files. Lastly you can make sure that any other users on your PC are only members of the guest group as opposed to any other security group.

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