Password protection on folders?

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  1. drinks11

    drinks11 I record music.

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    Is it possible to put a password on a folder on a local harddrive? I know about hiding the folders, but I want to know about password protecting them. Any suggestions?
     
  2. reverse

    reverse hooooooooo

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    use NTFS permissions.
     
  3. drinks11

    drinks11 I record music.

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    I'm not sure what the is. If it's using different log-ins, I am only using one.
     
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    Go to custmize folder and choose the view source(the html option) and get a password script from the net and stick it in there somewhere, make sure you d on't put it between another script.
     
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    drinks11 I record music.

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    This isn't a webpage...this is on my harddrive...
     
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    View > Customize this folder
    Select 'Custom' and check the 'Choose or edit a HTML template for this folder' box.

    Then click 'Next' and the source should pop up, that's where you throw your login script.


    I'm pretty sure that's correct, if not just run through it all again and it should work.
     
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    and, you can probably mess around with the tool bars so people can't access Customize or something... *shrug*
     
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    folderguard pro ?
     
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    dont password you folders.. windows protection suck no matter how its done..
     
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    drinks11 I record music.

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    I don't have the option of 'Custom' or 'choose or edit a HTML template.'
     
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    What version of windows are you using?
     
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    cmsurfer ºllllllº

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    I have a pretty good program called PC Security.
     
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    drinks11 I record music.

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    XP SP2
     
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    drinks11 I record music.

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    What's it do? Shareware or do you have to purchase it?
     
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    that must be some phreaky pr0n for you to need to hide it so bad :wiggle:
     
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    Open up My Computer/My Documents/ect. Go to Tools > Folder Options > View. Scroll to the bottom and UNcheck where it say "use simple file sharing". You can then set various degrees of user access, assuming you have more than one user account for the computer. If yours is the only user, your best bet is to "lock" the screen, or shutdown all-together (you should have a pw for your account). XP/2K/NT doesn't use password-folder security, because ..well it's very vague and sucks. That's the kind Win98 has. Also, you should be using the NTFS file system, not FAT32.
     
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    No, It's not shareware. I believe there might be a trial though...

    It basically runs hidden on your system. When a folder is password protected and you click on it, it will give an error saying it is unavailable. To unlock and open it, you right click on the folder and there is a unlock option in the menu. When you are done, you can re-lock it. It does some other stuff, but I dont' remember since I haven't re-installed it on my new machine yet.

    Here's the link to the page for it.

    http://www.tropsoft.com/pcsecurity/
     
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    drinks11 I record music.

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    damn...$59.95?? I don't care that much I guess..
     
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    cmsurfer ºllllllº

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    Drop me a line and I'll get you a good price.
     
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    my advice = free
     
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    drinks11 I record music.

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    True, but as I really only use one login name, I got stuck..
     
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    cmsurfer ºllllllº

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    I should have added a :big grin: to my last post.

    Drop me a PM if you want
     
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    It's a bad idea to have multiple people using the same account in this multi-user day and age. It's not an accident that the secure OSs (see:not-windows) and even Windows (post 98) support multiple-user security features over the old single-user mentality. Making new/restricted users is really pretty easy. Certainly not harder than aquiring 3rd-party software and figuring out how to use it, and you can't be free. Just seems a shame to have XP and still treat it like 98/ME.
     
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    drinks11 I record music.

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    good call, i'll give that a shot
     

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