password protecting folders

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by KKRON70, Jan 19, 2002.

  1. KKRON70

    KKRON70 Guest

    i have xp home, is there a way to password protect a folder? thanks!
     
  2. Bishop

    Bishop Guest

    I was wondering that myself.

    any help is appreciated :D
     
  3. zman

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  4. phishhead

    phishhead OSNN Senior Addict

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    convert to ntfs then rt click the folder and there you go :D
     
  5. max

    max Guest

    adobo : does Home allow that ?

    im just wondering
     
  6. phishhead

    phishhead OSNN Senior Addict

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    i don't see why it wouldn't...go to a cmd prompt and type convert /? and see if you have fs:ntfs should work....I thought the only difference was the admin crap and security features...
     
  7. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    I don't think XP home can do password folders for this is no Use simple file sharing option to tick or untick, as referenced by the guide you linked to and theres no password option on the sharing tab. i do have ntfs

    you can add a password to compressed folders though
     
  8. Chernobyl

    Chernobyl Guest

    its actually a feature of the Home edition to NOT have this feature.
    The idea being to make an OS thats simpler to maintain in a non security conscious environment.
     
  9. speedrayo

    speedrayo OSNN Addict

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    U can download folder guard is will make folder with password
     
  10. joe333

    joe333 Guest

    nope

    Home NTFS does not provide file security Xp pro NTFS does..
     
  11. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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  12. phishhead

    phishhead OSNN Senior Addict

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    this is alittle work around until this gets figured out...create a folder in my docs and give it a hidden attrib and then you can put all your porn in there and just show all files when you want to get to the folder.:D