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Old 11-09-2006, 05:27 PM   #1
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Is there a freeware that will allow me to password protect individual file?

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How can I make windows limit permission of cetain user on my pc (like delete files) without requiring login?
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Old 11-09-2006, 05:31 PM   #2
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Do you have XP Home or XP Professional?
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Default Re: Password protect individual files

If your using XP pro then ya can encrypt them. To do this put all the files you wanna protect in a folder, then
1. Select the folder you wish to encrypt.
2. Right-click the folder and click Properties.
3. Click the Advanced button.
4. Check "Encrypt contents to secure data" option.
5. Click Ok.

If you want to set a password for each file, then i think ya will need a third party program like this
http://www.protect-folders.com/

Or ya could do what i do and use ZIP disks, which require a password to access the disk.
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im running xp home edition. I just want to make sure that some files/programs (not just folders) cant be opened or uninstalled.
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Old 11-10-2006, 09:33 AM   #5
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Im not sure if this method will work on Home (been like 5 years) but try this:

Open my computer>tools>folder options>view>UnCheck "use simple file sharing"> OK out. Close my computer and then reopen it. go to the files/folders you want to block and right click>properties. Go to security tab>remove every user except yourself and SYSTEM. This should block other people from accessing the folders/files. Note: This will not work if other people use your account.
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