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Hi there, i'm using windows xp, I'd like to password protect a few folders that are in my 'my documents' folder, I have one other person that uses my computer and they need access to some of my files, however there are 2 folders that contain files that I don't want them to have access to... is there a way to password protect these 2 folders or is there a third party program to do this, wondering what is the best solution... thank you

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Hi. There are several way on how to protect your files. First is create a new profile to this computer and set it to guest. This user profile can only do minor things on the computer and you can also set permissions to this profile. Second is you can hide the folder completely so that only you can access that folder. Thirs you can use third party software to do it for you. Please click here to download the program.

All the best!

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