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    Member Muhammad Irfan's Avatar
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    Question Set password on a folder?

    Hey is it possible to set password to a folder in Win XP??
    +++if it is possible to personalize any desired folder other than the Documents folder in the OS drive plz tell me.
    Muhammad Irfan

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    XP Home uses a method called Simple File Sharing.Details here

    XP PRO uses the above method,and also has a feature called Access Control List (ACL).Details here

    There is a standalone program that offers several security options form individual folders called "Hide Folders XP"
    Info here

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    Also make a compressed folder

    I seem to remember being able to make a passworded compressed folder with XP. I used it to certain files. All I had to do was drag and drop into this folder and it would preserve it under a compressed format as well as being able to enter a password to view whatever was placed into the folder.
    I think this was created in Explorer and from the file menu select compressed folder. You may be able to right click to bring up the menu. Wish I could say more but am not at home..... maybe try a search on commpressed folders
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    Hey ""Elemental1998"".I`ve got how to make a compressed folder but to protect it with a password is yet a mystry for me.
    So plz reply me if u know how to protect it by a password.
    Muhammad Irfan

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    Junior Member Elemental1998's Avatar
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    Smile Try this link

    Passwording a Compressed folder

    This should explain how to add the password to a compressed folder....

    Good Luck
    Chris

    "I want to die in my sleep like my grandfather....
    Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car...."

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