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Hard disk DRIVES PASSWORD

I need to set a password on my hard drive partitions so that i can make my files private and restrict users to not to copy or paste files in it. can i do this? Please help Regards

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Right click on the partition select properties. go to security menu. select the users and then edit or modify what they can do. you cant really place a password on the partition. but if you have a user password for your pc you can also control what they can and cant access that way too.

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