Locked-Down XP Account

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by wessleym, Aug 12, 2004.

  1. wessleym

    wessleym OSNN Addict

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    I need to find a way that would prevent a user logged into my computer's regular XP account from being able to see the folder [Secret Account Name]'s Documents in My Computer. Is this possible? I just want the account to be invisible in My Computer. Thanks.
     
  2. Kush

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    yeah, if u have windows xp professional just turn on the encryption and make sure ur partition is ntfs and they cant access it
     
  3. wessleym

    wessleym OSNN Addict

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    I know how to use encryption, but my problem is actually making the folder invisible when My Computer is opened. Does anyone know how to do that?
     
  4. theophilus

    theophilus OSNN Junior Addict

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    You can go into folder properties and make the folder hidden. Unless the user knows how to changer your folder options to view hidden folders, they will never know it is there.
     
  5. LoctOut

    LoctOut OSNN Addict

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    or you can use a third part proggy like "Encrypted Briefcase Personal" (h@@p://www.y0ys.com)