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    Password Protect a Folder

    Hello there,

    I share my computer with my brother, and basically he likes to mess with my files, as an older brother would. I want to be able to put a password onto my folder, so he will not be able to access it unless he knows the password, obviously.

    Is there anyway of doing this? Thanks for your help!

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    Moved to a more appropriate forum...
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    I am assuming you are using Windows. If you have XP it's real easy to create different users for the computer itself. More information on this can be found here.

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    Yep, you don't really want password-protected folders per se, but rather just different users that can only access their files. FrozenToast's link should work a treat.


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    Ah, OK. I'll see about that link, can anyone just direct me with instructions on how to place a password on a folder?

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    That's the easiest way. Otherwise, you'll need to download third-party software.


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    You can't passowrd protect a folder without 3rd party software, like compuwhiz said.
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    You can if you own a Mac, but I won't start...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrozenToast
    You can if you own a Mac, but I won't start...
    Good.

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    So, what program should I download then?

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    Heh, you really don't want to do it the easy way do you.

    Ok, you can password protect folders using any one of these pieces of software

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    Excellent find, FrozenToast.


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    Try Password Protect. This program protects folders against unwanted access. The program runs on Windows XP, 98, 2000, NT, ME.

    http://www.password-protect-software.com

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    What about password i prefer use LoginTrap.Protect logon events,but only for Mac.)

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    try folder lock...in trial version it let you use a limited number of options...but if you want full protection you have to purchase the software. there are also free softwares. i'll check it out first then i will give you the names


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