Can I Protect Folders in XP?
I think you can with 3rd party software but im not 100% sure
You can, I believe, encrypt them in XPpro, and there is a programme called Folder Shield at snapfiles.com which claims to make them invisible. Perhaps that would do.
Encrypt it, if you have XP pro or use TrueCypt, Its free and very useful
Right click on the folder(s) you want to protect and select "sharing and security". You will see options to protect there... in Windows XP Pro only though