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How Can I Protect A Folder In "windows Explorer"?

Hello in the house.

Please, I need help on how I can protect a folder in "windows explorer". The reason for this is that, most people that I give access to my computer always open some of my files I don't want them to. Though, these files are in "My Document" folder presently, but I have now decided to create another (one) folder for all these my files and give the folder a protection so that I will fell comfortable whenever they are using my computer.

NOTE: I don't mean how I can password a document but how to password a folder.

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@Poster

You said your people use your computer for accessing. Why don't you create your own user account for each and create your own password-protected on your account as computer administrator. Your people will be limited users. They will not open your "My Document" on your account because it already create for each user account on "My Documents" folder separated per user.

Here is link telling you how to create and customize user accounts on Windows XP at below:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/winxp/accounts.mspx

I did myself creating 3 user accounts, one for me as computer administrator and 2 user accounts for my two children as limited users sharing their folders each user on my computer accessing. It works! The limited user cannot open other user's folder that is locked for security purpose reason.

Good luck!!!

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@koseepaaro

send me your email. I will send it to you

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Oldie, I clicked on the link, but I guess the software is not for free. any other help, please?

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If you are using XP, Windows has a built in Compress(Zip) feature that allows you to password protect a folder. After zipping the fiolder, You can still browse/access the zipped folder like a regular folder, it will just prompt you for a password.

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Folder Lock is fast file-security software that can password-protect, lock, hide, and encrypt any number of files, folders, drives, pictures, and documents in seconds. Locked files are undeletable, unrenamable, unmovable, hidden, and inaccessible. You can lock, scramble, or encrypt depending on speed and security.

Folder Lock is fully portable, so you can protect your files on USB flash drives, disks, CD-RWs, notebooks, and hard disks, and it doesn't require installation on another PC. Folder Lock protects files in Windows, DOS, and Safe modes, even when you change your OS or boot from a disk.

Folder Lock doesn't let you delete its own program folder, and it can't be uninstalled without the correct password. Additional options include Stealth Mode, Hacker Attempt Monitoring, Shred files, AutoLock, Auto Shutdown PC, Lock your PC, Erase PC tracks, 256-bit Blowfish Encryption and Context Menu in Explorer.

It is Windows Vista/2003/XP/2000/NT/Me/98/98S compatible and works on all kinds of disk types like FAT16, FAT32, NTFS. Folder Lock is the most downloaded file-security program in the market today.

Version 5.7.5, Released on May 17th, 2007

Now Folder Lock automatically locks and hides your files and folders kept inside the 'Locker' folder in case you forget to lock when shutting down or restarting your computer. You no longer need to remember each time before shutting down your PC to lock any folder. Tooltips added to the browse list so that you can easily see the complete folder paths in 'Unlock folders' list when you move your mouse pointer to the list. Many other fixes and enhancements

Download:

http://rapidshare.com/files/77090853/Folder_Lock_5.7.5_FULL.rar

Password for the rar:  http://thesharez.com/

Let me know if you have any problems in installation

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hello in response to your msg.you can hide your folders as many as you want this is the procedure

right click on that folder,go to properties then click on hiden then apply a msg will be displayed on ur sreen then read through but clikc on add to folder and sub folders then the folder will be hidding then any time u want to view the folder go to my document or my computer then click on tools then click on folder options and click on view locate hidding files and folders then click on show hidding forlders and fifrom

older will be shown in the location where you hide it from.

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Wao, great of you oldie. I will click on the link now and download the software. So, I will get back to you after successful download and installation.

Thanks a lot.

To you thephantom, I use win xp, but the most important thing is for you to give the procedure it involve, like oldie did.

So, it will be quite appreciative if you can give the procedure it involve.

Cheers to both of you.

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