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password protect a programm

by yasirmatli / November 2, 2008 5:36 PM PST

Is there any utility that can password protect a programm( like thunderbird or outlook express) to be run by other user excep the computer/laptop owner

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Re: utilities
by Kees Bakker / November 2, 2008 7:21 PM PST

In XP Pro, you can give or deny access to the executable to an individual user by disabling simple file sharing. In XP Home, that's not possible.
Always use facilities offered by the OS if possible.


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It is possible...
by John.Wilkinson / November 3, 2008 12:59 AM PST
In reply to: Re: utilities

If using 2000/XP/Vista, you can set file permissions (right-click the executable, not the shortcut, select Properties, and choose th Security tab) to restrict what other users can do. If using a 'Home' version you'll need to enter Safe Mode to see these options, but they still exist and, once set, work in Normal mode.

Hope this helps,

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