Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by kingsam, Nov 13, 2004.
Can you password protect a file in winxp pro,if so how do you do it.many thanks
i dont thin you can, i know there were ways to do it on older versions of windows, but on xp you can restrict other users from certain folders
There is something on the horizon...
Is this what your looking for?? I do it this way on my windows xp home,dunno if it works on XP pro though
Marge, Pro can do everything Home can and more.
Ah well I don't use it and nobody said the answer I gave so I didn't know if I was the right track
Sometimes I think I know whats being asked till someone replies and I realise I was miles off
I use Folder Guard (Pro or Free [features vary]), you can hide folders, deny access, hide content,... very usefull (the app. itself is password protected, and there is a switch to activate or desactivate it on demand, it's your concern to hide the switch command (a shortcut actually) somewhere not too visible (in a system folder for example )).
Hehe, actually your idea was pretty nice if someone doesn't want to use third-party products (although it does have its limitations). I think you deserve some rep points for the thought.
how to protect...
Many thanks guys,went with howling wolfs program folder guard,its exactly what i wanted.Many thanks again.
I use a software called Lock Folder XP .. you can find it here:-
No problem for me so far.