Passwords in XP HOME.

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Flatbeat_Eddy, Sep 25, 2002.

  1. How do i password protect folders in Winxp home edition.?

    i set up a limited account for my brother, but he can access and delete any files he wants in MY DOCUMENTS folder,, can i protect it with a password?

    im on windows xp home edition, and i have sp1

    hD is Fat32.

    thx

    matt
     
  2. Supplicium

    Supplicium Guest

    i dont belive u can i know my friend couldnt password protect his files but i know u can in xp pro. i think that is 1 of the few differnces b/w home and pro.
     
  3. dave holbon

    dave holbon Moderator

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    Users of Windows XP Home Edition are locked out of the full range of file-security options with one noteworthy exception: When you restart Home Edition in Safe Mode you’ll find the full Windows 2000–style access control editor. This back door is designed for recovery of protected files after a system crash, but a determined Home Edition user can take advantage of it to set permissions on files and folders.
    If you understand NTFS permissions and need to use them, get Windows XP Professional.
     
  4. Rootz

    Rootz Guest

  5. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    u need 2 convert 2 ntfs file system.

    once you have done this go to c:>>user acounts

    right click the name that you need and go down 2 properties. one of the options is "make this folder private" doing this will mean only you can acess ur files.even fellow admins can't get in:p all files in the "my documents" folder will be private now.

    this only works on an ntfs file system so you have 2 convert your harddrive.
     
  6. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

  7. well i have a recovery disk for my comp, if i need to reinstall everythink when i convert,, can i go back to FAT32 from NTFS?
     
  8. Rootz

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  9. dave holbon

    dave holbon Moderator

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    There are commercially available utilities that can convert NTFS partitions/formats back to Fat 32 or even Fat16.

    Partition Magic for one.
     
  10. sojourn

    sojourn Guest

    any 3rd party apps to password folders and harddrives?