Idiotic Windows XP password question

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  1. solobaric

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    How, if it's possible, can I setup passwords for individual folders on my desktop? I'm running XP.
     
  2. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    You can't password protect folders. You create user accounts (with passwords) and then edit the properties of the folder to specify which user can access the folder. That's for XP Pro. XP Home is somewhat crippled.
     
  3. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    i think the deciding factor is if you format NTFS or not. I could be wrong, but i believe you can still setup permissions in XP home as long as you choose NTFS over FAT or FAT32
     
  4. BlazinBlazer Guy

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    you can setup user-level permissions in XP Home, but with XP Pro, if you're using NTFS there are folder-level password encriptions. (I believe :x: )
     
  5. cmsurfer

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    I have a cool program called PC Security. With it, I can lock/hide individual folders with a password. It's a neat little program. It can lock files, windows, programs, and whatever else you can think of.

    HTH.
     

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