Securing "My Documents"

  m800afc 05:41 10 Mar 2009
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I have moved "My Documents" from C drive to D drive.
Now I find that this file can be viewed by people using all other accounts on this computer. How do I set Up "My Documents" so that only I can view them.

  Taff™ 06:54 10 Mar 2009

Which Operating system? (XP Home/Pro or Vista)

  m800afc 07:01 10 Mar 2009

Win XP Pro: SP3

  gel 07:33 10 Mar 2009

Put 'my documents' on a memory stick and when you have completed the tasks remove the stick
gel

  FatboySlim71 07:46 10 Mar 2009

What you could do is either Winrar or Winzip the folder, when you are doing this choose that you want to create a password when you are creating the Winrar Winzip folder/file.

Once you have done this no one will be able to see the contents of the folder (only you). When you want to view/get access to the folder, you just run Winrar or Winzip (depending on which you have used to create it) enter the password and it will then restore the folder to the way it was originally.

  Taff™ 08:54 10 Mar 2009

Try This click here

  interzone55 09:01 10 Mar 2009

Use TrueCrypt

not the easiest program to get to grips with, but with a strong enough password the documents will be safe from attack.

click here

  oldbeefer2 09:19 10 Mar 2009

Or Folder Lock - free and easy click here

  acein1 10:42 10 Mar 2009

oldbeefer2 ?
is folder lock free ?? if so can you point me to the FREE download please,i can only find a free trial then you have to purchace thanks

  oldbeefer2 10:49 10 Mar 2009

I have it on my home confuser and it was deffo free - I'll check when I get home tonight.

  m800afc 13:21 10 Mar 2009

People seem to be recommending third party software to encrypt or lock "My Documents".

Now let me get this straight. Is it possible to make "My Documents" private if it is not on the same drive/partition as the operating system?

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