Windows 2000....Can you password protect folders?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Silverado2000, Jan 18, 2003.

  1. Silverado2000

    Silverado2000 OSNN Junior Addict

    Does anyone know how to password protect folders in Win2000 so that ANYONE that tries to access the folder must supply a password?......Thx in advance.
  2. brummie

    brummie OSNN Addict

    Stourbridge, West Mids. UK
    You will need a third party application to do that.

    Edit: you can set up compressed Zip Folders with password protection using WinAce or WinZip.
  3. RabidPenguin

    RabidPenguin Guest

    All NTFS based OS's use user level security. Users will not have access to a folder or share unless you give it to them. No need for passworded folders.
  4. Enyo

    Enyo Moderator

    Re: Re: Windows 2000....Can you password protect folders?

    People just dont seem to want to take the time to setup NTFS permissions anymore :(.

    For that extra layer of security why not use EFS?? Providing you want only your account and the local administrator to be able to access the data.