Does Windows have Folder Password Facility

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Windows XP is the best operating system.

It maximum facilitates user with a wide range of drivers, user friendly graphical interface, security levels etc.

But someone tell me does a Windows XP have an option to protect folder by setting up a password.

I still did not find any option like that.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #115008

Does Windows have Folder Password Facility

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You can encrypt your folders in Windows XP so that only you will be able to view those files.

Note that this procedure is applied where there is more than 1 user.

To encrypt a folder in Windows XP professional follows these steps:

1. Select the folder to encrypt.

2. Right click the folder and select properties and click the advanced button.

3. Check encrypts contents to secure data option.

4. Click apply and then ok

For Windows XP home edition users the procedure is as follows:

1. Select the folder to encrypt.

2. Right click the folder and select properties and click the sharing tab.

3. Check to make this folder private.

4. Click apply and then Ok.

Answered By 0 points N/A #115009

Does Windows have Folder Password Facility

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You can set the security of your folder by modifying the user access to the specified folder.

But for setting for the password for the specific folder is available only for the shared folder, where the user from the remote computer in your LAN will supply for the password before the access is enabled.

There are third party applications that enabled the folder protected with a password.

Folder Lock is one of them. You may search on the internet for these third party applications.

They are downloadable, but some of them require a license to purchase.

That’s maybe the solution of what you are looking for.

Good Luck!

 

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Does Windows have Folder Password Facility

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Yes this is possible with Windows XP professional and Home versions.

For Windows XP Pro:

1. Select the folder that you want to password-protect.

2. Right-click on that folder and select Properties.

3. Click Advanced button.

4. Check the Encrypt contents to secure data check box.

5. Click Apply > OK.

For Windows XP Home, your hard drive must be in NTFS format and the folder that you wish to protect must be inside your own personal folder such as C:Documents and SettingsGab:

1. Select the folder that you want to password-protect.

2. Right-click on that folder and select Properties.

3. Under the Sharing tab, check "Make this folder private" check box.

5. Click Apply > OK.

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