If this file is located on a network drive, I highly recommend you talk to your administrator. They can set permissions for that file and only allow you and "the boss" to have access to this file. That is much easier than trying to remember a password.
If it is not on a network, (ie, floppy), "you" should be able to do the same thing. Just right click the file and goto properties. Then select security tab. You will be able to see who has permissions and who is the owner of the file. Make sure you backup the file before you play with these settings. One wrong click and you may lock the file to everybody.
That is why I highly recommended the administrator to do this if it is on a LAN drive. You mess up LAN folders and they will be an unhappy camper. Still, back it up before the adminsitrator plays with this also. Never know if they know what they are doing either.
Hope this helps....Good Luck
I am running XP PRO. I want to lock a file at work that needs to be my eyes and the boss's only. How can I do this...like I remember you could password protect anything before...can u do that now? Thanks in advance.