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  1. Fox800

    Fox800 Fear Boner OT Supporter

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    Curious as to how I can:

    1. Password protect a folder in Windows XP.

    2. Clear the "My Documents" thing in the start menu.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Hm, not sure about XP, but on most windows systems, you can clear the recent documents in the start menu properties.
     
  3. kazamobah

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    1. If you are using NTFS and XP Pro you should just be able to right click on the folder select properties and have access to security settings. In XP home you can make your user folder(c:\documents and settings\user\) private by right clicking on it and selecting sharing and security. In XP home you can access the more advanced XP Pro file permissions by booting into safe mode, but that is a hassle.

    2. Go to start\settings\task bar and start menu\start menu\customize and click on clear.

    reference link:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/itpro/managing/filesharing.asp
     
  4. DieCast

    DieCast Guest

    You can just take the my documents folder(recently opened docs) right off the start menu, otherwise, go into start menu properties, you should be able to clear it there.
     
  5. Fox800

    Fox800 Fear Boner OT Supporter

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    Hmm...it seems to make me want to add multiple users in order to password protect a folder....any way around this? Thanks
     
  6. vwgeekdotcom

    vwgeekdotcom Silver Surfer

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    password your xp profile, then no one can get into it.
     

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