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How do you create a password for a folder on vista

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Hi André,
You go to Control Panel -> Security -> BitLocker
Or try TrueCrypt.

regards /Teis

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My laptop(running Vista) allows me to see a folder on my Seagate external drive but will not allow me to see the folder contents.


Is that the System Volume Information folder? If it is, you can't see the content of this folder as it's a system folder and it's related to the restore points your PC is creating for that hard drive.
Else, it may be that whoever created the folder has locked it so you cant open it without a password.

Jan 19, 2011 | Seagate (ST310005EXA101RK) 1 TB USB 20...

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How to reset Windows Vista password?


The question about how to reset Windows Vista password is often seen on various forums and Q&A websites. It is a serious problem for you if you are not good at PC. But if you are familiar with computer, the answer to the question can be very simple. There are many fast and easy ways for you to reset the password. Here it introduce you a simple one - create a Windows Vista password reset disk and use it to help you perform Windows Vista password reset.

Method 1: Reset Windows Vista password through Vista operating system

Windows Vista allows you to create a password reset disk with a USB flash drive in a few seconds. It can help you reset Windows Vista password when you forget it.

Part 1: Create Windows Vista password reset disk

Step 1: Log on your Windows Vista computer.

Step 2: Insert a USB flash drive in computer.

Step 3: Click Start button to select Control Panel.

Step 4: Click User Accounts and Family Safety in the following screen.

Step 5: Click User Accounts when a new screen appears.

Step 6: Click Create a password reset disk in the left pane in the coming up screen.

Step 7: The Forgotten Password Wizard will open, and then click next.

Step 8: Select the portable media drive which you want to create a password reset disk on, and then click next.

Step 9: Enter your current password, and then click next.

Step 10: Click next when the progress indicator shows 100% complete.

Step 11: Click Finish in the next window.

Step 12: You can now remove the flash drive from your computer.

Now you have successfully created a Windows Vista password reset disk. And you'll find a Userkey.PSW file when you open USB flash drive. Keep the file or USB flash drive in a safe place. You'd better to mark the USB flash drive so that you can distinguish it from other USB drives. When you forget password on Windows Vista and cannot log on your PC, you can use the USB password reset disk to reset Windows Vista password. You could follow the below steps.

Part 2: Reset Windows Vista password

Step 1: Start your computer and get to the Windows Vista logon screen.

Step 2: Type a wrong password, and then press Enter.

Step 3: Click OK when the error message that the user name or password is incorrect. And the Reset password link will appear on the Vista logon screen.

Step 4: Click Reset password to open Password Reset Wizard screen.

Step 5: Insert your USB password reset disk in computer.

Step 6: Click Next on the Password Reset Wizard screen.

Step 7: Select your USB password reset disk, click Next.

Step 8: Type and confirm a new Vista password.

Step 9: Input password hint, click Next.

Step 10: Click Finish when you've successfully reset Windows Vista password. You'll return to Windows Vista Logon screen.

Step 11: Enter your new Windows Vista password to log on your Vista machine.

Please Note: You must create the Windows Vista password reset disk before losing your password.

Method 2: Reset Windows Vista password with Windows Login Recovery

If you are locked out of Vista PC without a Windows Vista password reset disk, you'll need Windows Login Recovery to create one. This Windows password recovery software allows you to use a USB flash drive or blank CD/DVD to create a bootable Windows password reset disk. With it, you'll never to be worried when you need to perform Windows Vista password reset. It is also easy for you. Follow the below steps.

Step 1: Download Windows Login Recovery and install it on a computer that you could log on.

Step 2: Burn a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive password reset disk.

Step 3: Reset Windows Vista password to be empty.

Step 4: Log on Windows Vista without password.

on Oct 28, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Create Password protect on windows 7 / Vista / XP


For Windows XP
1. Click on Start and then Control Panel.
2. Click on the User Accounts link.
Note: If you’re viewing the Classic View of Control Panel, double-click on the User Accounts icon.
3. In the pick an account to change area of the User Accounts window, click on your Windows XP user name.
4. Choose the Create a XP password link.
5. In the first two text boxes, enter the password you would like to start using.
Entering the password twice helps to make sure that you typed your password correctly.
6.Click the Create Password button to confirm your new password.
7.The next screen asks Do you want to make your files and folders private?. If other user accounts will be setup on this PC and you’d like to keep your personal files private from those users, click on the Yes, Make Private button.
If you’re not concerned about this kind of security or this account is the only account on your PC, there’s no need to make your files private. In this case, click on the No button.
8. You can now close the User Accounts window and the Control Panel window.
9. Now that your Windows XP account has a password setup, you must use this password to log on to Windows XP from this point forward.
Windows Vista
1. Click on Start and then Control Panel.
2. Click on the User Accounts and Family Safety link.
Note: If you’re viewing the Classic View of Control Panel, you won’t see this link. Simply double-click on the User Accounts icon and proceed to Step 4.
3. Click on the User Accounts link.
4. In the Make changes to your user account area of the User Accounts window, click the Create a password for your account link.
5. In the first two text boxes, enter the password you would like to start using.
Entering the password twice helps to make sure that you typed your Vista password correctly.
6. Click the Create password button to confirm your new password.
7. You can now close the User Accounts window.
8. Now that your Windows Vista account has a password setup, you must use this password to log on to Windows Vista from this point forward.
Windows 7
1. Open the Control Panel (All Items View).
2. Click on the User Accounts icon.
3. Click on the Create a password for your account link.
4. Type in a New password.
5. Type in the same password again to Confirm new password.
6. If you want a Windows 7 password hint, Type a password hint in. If you do not want a password hint, then you can skip that field.
WARNING: Remember that anyone using the computer will be able to see the password hint.
7. Click on the Create Password button.
8. Your User Account is now Password protected.

Source: http://www.windows7password.net

on Jul 12, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I Wanted To Make a BOOT CD For Windows XP But The Problem is That I Have Windows Vista and i Dont Know What To Do So What Can i Do


How to make a bootable Windows Vista ISO DVD media
  1. Put all 3 downloaded files (namely install.wim, boot.wim and an executable X13-49120.exe) in the same folder (for this tutorial, let’s assume the files are put on C:\ else you need to modify the path accordingly).
  2. Run the X13-49120.exe executable. Windows Vista Setup Preparation will create a new folder “Vista” inside the folder and will populate the folder with all necessary Vista setup files which takes up about 2.52 GB disk space.
  3. Exit from the Install Windows screen.
  4. Download CDimage 2.52.
  5. Extract CDimage from CDimage.zip to the C:\ root directory.
  6. Open a command prompt shell, and run the following command: cdimage.exe -lVISTA_EN_DVD -m -u2 -bC:\Vista\boot\etfsboot.com C:\Vista\ C:\Vistax86.iso
    Bootable Windows Vista x86 DVD ISO image in UDF format will be created as vistax86.iso in C:\ or any folder you specified above.
  7. Burn the newly create ISO with a CD/DVD burning software such as Nero or Alcohol 120%. Try to burn at low speed (i.e. 4X) and turn on verification to ensure that the DVD creation is fine.
Visit here for illustrative guide on using CDImage GUI version to make the bootable DVD ISO.

Create a Windows Vista ISO image and DVD with Oscdimg
Another possible way to create a bootable Vista ISO and DVD is by using Oscdimg CD-ROM and DVD-ROM Premastering Utility, available via WinPE (Windows Preinstallation Environment) via Business Desktop Deployment 2007 or Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK).
  1. Complete step 1 – 3 as above.
  2. In the command prompt window, run the following command: oscdimg -bC:\Vista\boot\etfsboot.com -h -u2 -m -lVISTA_EN_DVD C:\Vista\ C:\VistaDVD.iso
    A VistaDVD.iso UDF DVD image will be created and can be used to boot the computer from DVD to install Vista.
  3. Burn the ISO image file by using last step above.
Visit the guide to create Vista bootable DVD using vLite.
Note: For 64-bit Windows Vista, download etfsboot.com and put it into “\Vista\boot” folder. Or users using WAIK (WinPE), the etfsboot.com can be found at %Programfiles%\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\amd64\boot\ folder. So simply replace -bC:\Vista\boot\etfsboot.com with -bC:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\amd64\boot\etfsboot.com when making 64-bit Vista DVD image.

Aug 02, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Windows Vista


In the start menu click network,on the bar on top click network and sharing center,scroll down and enable network discovery.

Apr 20, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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How to Make Invisible Password Protected Folder Submitted by Srikanth on...


How to Make Invisible Password Protected Folder2761870.jpg Submitted by Srikanth on Thursday, 10 December 200930 Comments Do you want to password protect your folder? Do you want to make it invisible so that it remains unnoticed by the normal users? Well here is a way to do that. In this post I will show you how to make a password protected folder in Windows without using any additional software. Here is is step by step procedure to create a password protected folder.

How to create a Password Protected Folder
Step-1: Create a new folder (Right-click -> New -> Folder) and give it any name of your choice. For instance I name it as ABC.
Step-2: Now in this folder place all the important files, documents or any folders that you want to password protect.
Step-3: Now Right-click on this folder (ABC) and select the option Send To -> Compressed (zipped) Folder.
Step-4: Now a new compressed zipped folder gets created next this folder (ABC) with the same name.
Step-5: Double-click on this compressed zipped folder and you should see your original folder (ABC) here.
Step-6: Now goto the File menu and select the option Add a password.
ie: File -> Add a password
Now a small window will pop up and here you can set your desired password. Once the password is set, the folder will ask for the password every time it is opened. Thus you have now created the password protected folder.

How to make it Invisible
Step-1: Now Right-click on this password protected folder and select Properties.
Step-2: At the bottom select the option Hidden and press OK. Now your folder gets invisible (hidden).
Step-3: In order to unhide this folder go to My Computer – >Tools -> Folder options. Switch to View tab, scroll down and under Hidden files and folders you’ll see the following two options
  • Do not show hidden files and folders
  • Show hidden files and folders
Now select the second option and press OK. Now the invisible folder becomes visible in it’s location. To access it you need the password. To make it invisible again repeat step -1 through step-3 and select the first option and click OK. Now the folder becomes invisible once again.
I hope you like this post. Pass your comments!! Cheers

on Mar 30, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Windows vista


How To Make Vista Bootable DVD with WIM Downloaded Files If you have purchased Windows Vista online and taken the delivery of the latest operating system via web download from Windows Marketplace, you would ends up with a few downloads with .wim and .exe file extensions. Rather than paying additional shipping and handling charges, you can burn or create a bootable ISO DVD image from downloaded Vista files with the following trick, where the .iso image can subsequently write to a DVD. The DVD created will be the typical 32-bit Windows Vista DVD that available in retail channel, and can be used to clean install.

How to make a bootable Windows Vista ISO DVD media

1. Put all 3 downloaded files (namely install.wim, boot.wim and an executable X13-49120.exe) in the same folder (for this tutorial, let’s assume the files are put on C:\ else you need to modify the path accordingly).
2. Run the X13-49120.exe executable. Windows Vista Setup Preparation will create a new folder “Vista” inside the folder and will populate the folder with all necessary Vista setup files which takes up about 2.52 GB disk space.
3. Exit from the Install Windows screen.
4. Download CDimage 2.52
5. Extract CDimage from CDimage.zip to the C:\ root directory.
6. Open a command prompt shell, and run the following command:

cdimage.exe -lVISTA_EN_DVD -m -u2 -bC:\Vista\boot\etfsboot.com C:\Vista\ C:\Vistax86.iso

Bootable Windows Vista x86 DVD ISO image in UDF format will be created as vistax86.iso in C:\ or any folder you specified above.
7. Burn the newly create ISO with a CD/DVD burning software such as Nero or Alcohol 120%. Try to burn at low speed (i.e. 4X) and turn on verification to ensure that the DVD creation is fine.

Create a Windows Vista ISO image and DVD with Oscdimg

Another possible way to create a bootable Vista ISO and DVD is by using Oscdimg CD-ROM and DVD-ROM Premastering Utility, available via WinPE (Windows Preinstallation Environment) via Business Desktop Deployment 2007 or Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK)

1. Complete step 1 - 3 as above.
2. In the command prompt window, run the following command:

oscdimg -bC:\Vista\boot\etfsboot.com -h -u2 -m -lVISTA_EN_DVD C:\Vista\ C:\VistaDVD.iso

A VistaDVD.iso UDF DVD image will be created and can be used to boot the computer from DVD to install Vista.
3. Burn the ISO image file by using last step above.

Mar 24, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Network Problem


SETTINGS FOR SYSTEM THAT YOU HAVE INST. VISTA
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Create a new user for as adminstrater rights.

Go to control Pannel --------> Network & Internet -----------> view network status and tasks------------> shairing & discovery---------> public folder shairing----------> (2) Turn on sharing anyone with network option can open, change and create a file. ----> apply


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If your other PC asks for Password & usename enter usename which you just created.

Feb 20, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Create password to a folder


First, make sure you have a password when you login to your computer.

Right click the folder you want to protect.
Click "Properties"
Click "Sharing" tab
Place a check mark on the box that says "Make this folder private"
Click "Apply"

If you don't have a password assigned to your account, there will be a popup box that will ask you to assign one. It must be done if you want to make the "Folder" private, Click "Yes". You will then use the password when you logon to your computer.

To confirm it, Click the "Create Password" button and close the password window. Click OK.

The password will then be asked eveytime somebody tries to access your private folder.

Nov 27, 2007 | Computers & Internet

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