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Password Protect Folder


This is the first time I have posted to this forum. Does anyone know how to password protect a folder, on my laptop? I am using Windows XP Service Pack 3.

Also is it possible to password protect a folder on my Western Digital external drive. I cant find the software that came with it, but it probably had some password protection. So can I password protect the external drive just using windows?

Thanks for your help!

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You can make use of Windows XP's ...

file and folder permissions to secure your files and folders. This REQUIRES that you use passwords on each account and REQUIRES that only you have access to any account with Admin permissions.

Another option is shown in the following link but again it REQUIRES that only you have access to accounts with Admin permissions -

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Folder Password

Thanks for your reply,

I tried Right Click --> Sharing and Security, but the option to
"Make this folder Private" is not available. I tried putting the folder in "My Documents" but it still didn't have the option.

Is there any software you can buy or download for free that will password protect folders. Also I still want to password protect folders on my external drive.

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Folder guard for windows mobile 6

I got a windows mobile (i-mate). I'd like to is it possible to protect my personnel folders with some password. Is there any soft ware that enables the same operation....???

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Password protection for laptop

Its possible to lock your folders with the software


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