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There are two ways to password protect a folder built into Windows
XP (for other Windows flavors, there are some freeware/shareware
programs out there).
Method 1:- If you have a log in password for your account, this can be used to protect folders from other users. Your hard drive must be formatted using NTFS (which it probably is unless you're dual booting with another operating system). Here's what to do...
Right-click the folder that you want to make private and choose "Properties" (or Alt+Double-click). Go to the "Sharing" tab and check the "Make this folder private" box.
Click Apply . If you do not have a password on your account, a box will pop up asking if you want to assign a password. This must be done if you want to make the folder private, so click Yes . You will need to use your password to log on to your computer from then on.
Type in a password then confirm it. Click the "Create Password" button then close the Password window.
Click OK in the Properties dialog box.
Now anyone else logged on to your computer can't access that file without knowing your password.
Method 2:- If the Folder is Zipped you can give it a unique password.
Just double-click the zipped folder. In the top menu select File then click "Add a Password".
Type a password into the Password box. Then again in the "Confirm Password" box.
Now, you are the only person who can access files in this folder. The folder can be opened allowing the files to be seen, but you are the only one who can access them.
Posted by ziggy12 on
Right click in your drive select new folder
Place all data files you want to password protect inside your new folder
Right click on your new folder select properties select the sharing tab
Scroll to network and sharing at the bottom
You have many options to password protect many files and folders Windows 7
In XP right click on your folder select properties then click the sharing tab tick the box do you want to make this folder private
A message might appear if you have a password do you want to create a password
Or you might download one or more of these all are free password protection programs
Hope this helps you
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