Passwording a folder

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by failurbydesign, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. failurbydesign

    failurbydesign music MUSIC music Political User

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    Im going to share a folder on my network, but i want to password it, so only "special people" like me can get whatever i put in that folder, from another computer. I know how to share a folder, but how do i password a folder?
     
  2. Mastershakes

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    XP Professional or Home?
    NTFS or FAT partition?

    An Excellent workaround (rather than having to buy software)

    XP Pro and 2000 have built in folder protection. Right click, properties, security tab.
     
  3. failurbydesign

    failurbydesign music MUSIC music Political User

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    Its home.......Crap... :dead: I dont mind a program if i can get one..
     
  4. Mastershakes

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    Use the workaround. It's a brilliant idea, I didn't see it until I googled it up for you today.
     
  5. failurbydesign

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    not much for reading, but ill get back to you...

    before i go farther, its wants me to like zip my files?
     
  6. Mastershakes

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    Aite, it's a couple of paragraphs in any case ;)
     
  7. Bman

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    Yes, you have to zip your folder or files to make it work, a nice hassel if you asked me
     
  8. failurbydesign

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    i cant, its all my music im sharing with my brother...im tryn Folder Guard, seems kinda cool
     
  9. Johnny

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    Not much you can do with it since you have home. If you had pro or linux you can make the folder ax protected though. A way you might be able to work around it is to use a program like folderlock or something.

    More info here: http://www.newsoftwares.net/folderlock/ :The program is free by the way ...