Password on Harddrive or Directories?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by G-Lizard86, Sep 24, 2002.

  1. G-Lizard86

    G-Lizard86 Guest

    Hey you guys, i wanna know how i can prevent other people from having acces to some directories and harddisks by putting passwords on them, do you know how? (file system is NTFS)
     
  2. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    What OS are you using?
     
  3. G-Lizard86

    G-Lizard86 Guest

    XP Pro SP1....
     
  4. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    With XP Pro you can password protect any directory you want. Just rightclick the file or folder you want to secure and choose properties. Choose tab 'Security' and there you can specify what rights a user has to that folder/file.
     
  5. Rootz

    Rootz Guest

    that's a solution, however NTFS access permissions will not password protect any file/directory... it will set who can read/write files and folders, if one is not allowed then he'll get an *access denied* message, he will not be prompted to give any password.

    but tell us... what you keep in protected dirs? eheh
    :)
     
  6. G-Lizard86

    G-Lizard86 Guest

    i'm going to a lan party wit sum friends of mine and i just want to protect my files form them, that they don't f.... around wit h my computer....and in the protected dirs i have music, windows, programs and ofcourse........(you know what)