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slyfirth 03-27-2007 02:54 PM

lock hard drive
 
hi.
is it possible to lock a hard drive so no one can right to it
i have xp pro on one hard drive and vista on the other
i would like to lock the vista hard drive so when you are on xp you can not get to he hard drive that vista is on (the wife mainly)
cheers

crayon7 03-27-2007 06:29 PM

Re: lock hard drive
 
make the drive private. But if your wife is normal shes gonna want to know why you are locking that drive. I would just make a folder and make that folder private for your "stuff"

slyfirth 03-28-2007 10:32 AM

Re: lock hard drive
 
how do you make the drive private
the wife is click happy

dude_se 03-28-2007 11:18 AM

Re: lock hard drive
 
"microsoft shared computer toolkit" can restrict drive access

ace777 03-28-2007 11:29 AM

Re: lock hard drive
 
Also you can get progs of the internet to restrict access to that folder with a password.

dude_se 03-28-2007 11:34 AM

Re: lock hard drive
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ace777
Also you can get progs of the internet to restrict access to that folder with a password.

alternatively theres something called "folder lock", which can restrict access to folders, so you could restrict access to the windows files and what not. you could then still use the drive for storage.

LA061 03-28-2007 12:47 PM

Re: lock hard drive
 
You can change the Security settings in the properties of folders in Vista. Put your files that you do not want your wife to see in that folder, and block her account from seeing it or something. :)


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