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how to lock folders in win xp pro, am i missing something?

ok.. this may be a really stupid question but i can't seem to find a simple straight answer.. is it or is it not possible to simply password protect a file folder on the win xp pro desktop? it's really quite simple, why can't i figure it out? here's the scenario:

i have a folder on my desktop called "private". when i double click the folder to open it, i want it to prompt me for a password to open the folder. thats all.

can anyone help?

thanks

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Re:how to lock folders in win xp pro, am i missing something

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Well....you can compress it and encrypt it with a password or zip it up and encrypt it with a password using winzip. But as the file size incereases it wud take time to zip and un-zip.

If that doesn't sound good enough then u cud download some application from downloads or search in google.

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Just one thing. You already entered a password to...

In reply to: how to lock folders in win xp pro, am i missing something?

Log on. Why another password for that folder?

If you are trying to keep people out, then put passwords on theirs and your accounts, and use the native file permissions to lock them out.

Time and time again people post asking for help to reclaim files they locked up with FOLDERLOCK, EFS or that new Microsoft folder lock tool. At least with native file permissions the fix is easy, the others will cost money if you forget the passwords.

Bob

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Why not save the folder

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on a USB portable drive?

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