podlod 10:17 18 Aug 2005

Hi, I have certain documents I wish to keep private on the computor, is there a way I can make a folder that can only be opened by a password known only to me? or maybe encrypt, and how does one do this? Thanks

  mattyc_92 10:28 18 Aug 2005

You could use something like WinZip (click here it is not free) or 7-Zip (click here which is free)

Just add files and folders to an "archive" and password protect that.

  Aspman 10:33 18 Aug 2005

If you are running XP pro on an NTFS disk you can set user permissions to the file by right clicking and going to security. You can add and remove users who have access to the file there and access would be controlled by the normal log in.

  Aspman 10:33 18 Aug 2005

Might work for XP home on NTFS.

  podlod 10:41 18 Aug 2005

Hi MATTYC-92, I have windows xp home, and I am not sure which or what to download from the site of 7-zip for the best, please help me????

  mattyc_92 10:49 18 Aug 2005

You will want the first Download link (Download 1047 KB 2005-06-29 4.23 Windows 7-Zip)

  mattyc_92 10:54 18 Aug 2005

It DOES work for WinXP Home, just you have to boot into "Safe Mode"

  podlod 14:04 18 Aug 2005

Sorry Mattyc, How and why safe mode ???

  mattyc_92 14:56 18 Aug 2005

Just right-click a folder while in safe mode and select "properties". Then click onto the "Security" tab.

It is how XP Home has been designed

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:26 18 Aug 2005

Encryptors / Security:-
Easycrypto deluxe click here
Powercrypt 2000 click here
The Lock click here
Hide Folders click here
Folderlock click here

  podlod 08:01 19 Aug 2005

I want to thank everyone for there help regarding passwords, and find it invaluable to have experts like yourselves, Thanks again, Bryan

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