securing a HD partition

  rash wilson 09:35 13 Dec 2004

I have a 160Gb hard drive with several partitions. Is it possible to deny other users access to an individual partition and, if so, how?

Also, is it possible to prevent other users access to my favourites on IE.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

  TomJerry 11:01 13 Dec 2004

if you use Win2K or WinXP, you can encrypt any folders and partition. But, very careful with this method becuase you need to backup encryption key. If you lost the key, no way and noone can recover files.

Another way is to use Steganos Safe click here

  rash wilson 20:48 13 Dec 2004


  TomJerry 21:09 13 Dec 2004

right click the directory you want to protect, select properties, on sharing tab, mark not share this folder, on security tab you can change which user has control of this folder.

In some XP installtion, you need to untick simple file sharing in Under Tools, folder option in my computer in order to have sharing and security tab appear.

To encrypt a folder, select, right click, select advanced under general tab, you can find the option

  rash wilson 10:23 14 Dec 2004

I am using XPHome not PRO. It is a PARTITION not a folder that I wish to secure. Under sharing and security/local sharing and security the "make this folder private" option is ghosted out.

  TomJerry 10:59 14 Dec 2004

you need to untick simple file sharing in Under Tools, folder option in my computer in order to have sharing and security tab appear

  rash wilson 22:20 14 Dec 2004

TomJerry, thanks for persisting but it`s as if we`re looking at different systems. I go to tools, folder options but there is no "simple file sharing" to untick.
If I right click the partition there is a "sharing and security" option which eventually brings me to a ghosted out "make this folder private".
Perhaps you are looking at XPPro and perhaps it`s different to XPHome?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:33 14 Dec 2004

tools -folder options - view tab

simple file sharing is the last box

  rash wilson 21:43 15 Dec 2004

No! tools -folder options - view tab

"show pop-up description for folder and desktop items" is the last box. There is no simple file
sharing on my computer-honest!

  TomJerry 09:50 16 Dec 2004

for this change. Limited users cannot make this change.

  pjwheeldon 10:04 16 Dec 2004

For what it's worth, I had a look at my system (XP home, inc SP2) and i don't have this option either. And yes, I am logged on as administrator.

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