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password protect folder ?



using xp and ntfs how can i lock a folder with a password that even i have to unlock every time

jak deth

since you are the owner/creator I doubt you need to do this. You can set permissions to pswd protect it. If you share the puter and want to keep imp. confidential stuff in there, (such as passwords or pron), you don't want anyone to see there are apps to encrypt it and it has to be unencrypted using a pswd you make.



how difficault would it be for someone to crack the opening password. to get into my computer?

and how can i make it tighter


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get a program like winzip. once that is installed then go to the folder you want to password and right click select and add to zip file then in the window that opos up very bottom left hand side is a button named password click that and give it a password you remember

jak deth

Re: thanks

Originally posted by xenon1
how difficault would it be for someone to crack the opening password. to get into my computer?

and how can i make it tighter
Depends on the structure of the password, I use at least 8 -10 letters. I have also tried a word, 6 letters and random letters and symbols. Using L0phat4 the word was cracked in a cpl. of minutes, random letters took longer but was cracked, random letters and symbols took the longest, several hours but was also eventually cracked. In my opinion 8-10 letters is okay to use for a home puter assuming the sharer isn't very savvy and doesn't have L0phat4 at their disposal.

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