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Old 01-13-2005, 10:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Do you know if there is a way to put a password on a directory or the whole harddrive in XP Pro? Or is the My Documents directory the only way to hide files from other non-power users?
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Old 01-13-2005, 10:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I dont Windows can do it but you can download programs that do it for you. Try searching Google or Download.com
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Lockfolderxp is a good program to password protect and number of folders or the whole drive.

A good number of these types of programs cost a few bucks. But if you find a good free one, let us know.
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Old 01-14-2005, 07:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Im pretty positive Windows XP Pro lets you protect files. Maybe even XP Home. I have no clue how you would do it. I suggest going to a book store, checking out a Windows XP Pro book, and look around.
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http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec...rypto/efs.mspx
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How well does the ms one work? I have some experence with the the two I have listed above.
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