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Old 03-16-2005, 02:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Locking Windows Files

Hi, I would like to know how to lock windows files, in Xp, I would like to keep data away from other users of my pc, eg bank statements, e-mail addresses etc

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Old 03-16-2005, 02:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The best way to stop people from viewing certain files is probably to use some form of encryption. Finecrypt is a good free encryption program.

Alternatively you could compress the files in a zip file and password protect that.


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Old 03-16-2005, 04:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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AxCrypt, it's free and will work with XP Home.
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Old 03-16-2005, 04:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I-protect is a program that enable u to place a password on the folder u wanna protect.

there is another prog called ( Fake folder ) its so simple , i searched it for u but i cant find a link for it....sorry , well u know get its name...u should try getting it somehow

hope that helps...
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Old 05-26-2005, 09:30 AM   #5 (permalink)
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when you set a password to windows xp on your account, windows asks if you would like your files locked.
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Old 05-26-2005, 11:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
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AHHH! You strike again talldude! Quit bringing back old, dead threads. I think that every one of those 140 posts you have have been to bring back an old thread. Not to mention you give pretty vague or incorrect advice.


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