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XP Folder Privacy

By pcchallenge ·
Is it possible in XP Pro to "Protect" or make "Private" by way of a password folders eg My Documents or My Briefcase on a stand alone PC?

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RE: XP Folder Privacy

by adam.martin In reply to XP Folder Privacy

You can set security on any file or folder at the local level by logging on as the local administrator and right-clicking the folder. Then, click the security tab. This is where you can set who you want to have access to this folder.

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by CBR1100XX In reply to XP Folder Privacy

From your post I presume you want to encrypt the contests right?

Easy enough. Right click the concerned folder and go properties. On the general tab, click advanced, select "Encrypt contects to secure data". click ok and then apply. Win2k will dothe rest for you.

Now a word of caution. The file's encryption is linked to your Local or domain SID (Which ever you are logged on with at that point. Change your SID (Delete and recreate your user account) and you are for all intents and purposes 'screwed'


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by sabrodiesel2000 In reply to XP Folder Privacy

use a software named DESKLOCK SECURITY.

u can download it from, search for it on this site !

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