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Old 08-20-2004, 02:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there any way to password protect an entire drive in windows xp?
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Old 08-20-2004, 04:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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oooo man can anyone help with this or did i stump the forum
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Old 08-20-2004, 04:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/1157/

this will restrict access to selected drives.
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Old 08-20-2004, 05:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ahh great registry file editing my favorite...

My only question is that will i be able to access the drive as the computer admin. or will i need to go in there every time and edit the registry file....its probably answered in there but im still at work and couldnt take the time to read the whole article but thanks for the help csamuels.

But if anyone knows a way of doing it without the registry editing that would be nice...lol hint hint
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Sure, first of all go to tools->folder options in explorer and disable "simple file sharing" or something similar. (You may or may not need to do it.) Right click the drive, properties->Security. Choose the users/groups that may or may not access the drive and what rights they have to it.

Thats bout all there is too it.
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