Password protect one folder

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Just Wondering, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. I want to add a password requirement to open a single folder on my
    desktop that I store some private data. Is there a way to do that?

    Just Wondering, Jun 25, 2006
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    Toolman Tim Guest

    Toolman Tim, Jun 25, 2006
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    beenthere Guest

    how the hell do you know that TT ?.
    You haven`t tried them all yet <g>.
    beenthere, Jun 25, 2006
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    Toolman Tim Guest

    Well, okay. You could be right. I've just about given up though ;o)
    Toolman Tim, Jun 25, 2006
  5. Welllll, OK then. Maybe you could let me know if you know how to do it.
    Or send me to a source for the instructions. Thanks.

    PS to Toolman: Your answer to "beenthere" did not come through.
    Just Wondering, Jun 25, 2006
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    Toolman Tim Guest

    Well, you DID ask a yes/no question, now didn't you <g>

    Right click on the folder, select "Properties". Click on the "Sharing" tab.
    Select "Make this folder private". If you don't have a password on your
    login account, you should be prompted to apply a password to this folder.
    Toolman Tim, Jun 25, 2006
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    Plato Guest
    Security Section.
    Plato, Jun 26, 2006
  8. Thanks for the suggestion, but there appears to be no sharing tab. I do
    something wrong? jim
    Just Wondering, Jun 26, 2006
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    Toolman Tim Guest

    Perhaps you need to run the Home Network Setup Wizard. Or enable file and
    printer sharing in the Network Connection Properties. I believe either
    should accomplish what you need.
    Toolman Tim, Jun 26, 2006
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    ellis_jay Guest

    English version:


    Let the unseen day be. Today is more than enough.

    ___Sador the carpenter to Turin
    Tolkien, The Unfinished Tales

    ellis_jay, Jun 27, 2006
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    Toolman Tim Guest

    Okay - that "private folder" thing only works if you have multiple user
    accounts. Not convenient if you aren't already doing that.

    But I did some searching on the web, and here's the thing you were looking

    There's one problem with this program: you have to remember to manually lock
    the folder when you're done. Oh - this is the "free" version and I expect
    there's a limitation somewhere. I think it's only going to lock 4 folders or

    There are a number of commercial programs available that may work better. I
    couldn't find any way to contact the people who wrote this one to suggest
    they add an option to open folders without removing the lock.
    Toolman Tim, Jun 27, 2006
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