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Old 12-14-2004, 10:45 PM   #1
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I'm new to computers! Please tell me how to put a password to a folder ?
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Old 12-15-2004, 12:00 AM   #2
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i don't think you can, sorry
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Old 12-15-2004, 06:51 AM   #3
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i think you can on a Mac but you would have to ask mac user for that one !

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Old 12-15-2004, 12:33 PM   #4
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if you have xp your in luck..

right click the folder then sharing and security.

then tick make this folder private and apply then it'll ask if you want a password
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Old 12-15-2004, 09:23 PM   #5
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if you have xp your in luck..

right click the folder then sharing and security.

then tick make this folder private and apply then it'll ask if you want a password
And remember folks that this only applys for network file sharing.

On Linux you're in a bit of luck! If you are the root user then you can chmod a directory or file so only root can use that file. You can do the same even if you're not root so other users on the system can't see your files but you have to remember that root will be able to view your files no matter what.

Also if you are running Linux and don't want to issue commands to the terminal most window managers including the two most popular ones, Gnome and Kde, both allow you to chmod a file or directory from the file attributes menu.

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Old 12-16-2004, 03:07 PM   #6
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Jordie you are wrong, the Make this folder private works for multiple accounts on a single (non networked) windows system in the same way as the folder attibutes does on Linux.

In addition to this, another protection method (available only to windows XP/NTFS Users - and not available to Linux users) is file encryption...

right click the folder
selec properties
at the bottom of the General Tab is an advanced button (click it)
check Encrypt contents to secure data.

this (oddly enough) encrypts the data so that no user (other than the account that created it) can access it.
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Old 12-18-2004, 03:27 PM   #7
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right click the folder
selec properties
at the bottom of the General Tab is an advanced button (click it)
check Encrypt contents to secure data.

this (oddly enough) encrypts the data so that no user (other than the account that created it) can access it.
root you are halfrightm the Encrypt data is only on XP Pro, and not on XP Home
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Old 12-21-2004, 06:38 PM   #8
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Default Password protect folders?

It won't let me click "Make This Folder Private"
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Old 12-21-2004, 07:26 PM   #9
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Jordie was right, you can only click make this folder private once it's been checked for network sharing, however the permissons are also set to this private setting when the PC is not networked at all, Its's also a part of the windows XP user sharing
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Old 12-22-2004, 04:39 AM   #10
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if you have xp your in luck..

right click the folder then sharing and security.

then tick make this folder private and apply then it'll ask if you want a password
Also works for Windows 2000 Pro
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