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Can I Lock or Password Protect Folders in Microsoft Windows XP Build 2600?

By warsi
Jan 7, 2007
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  1. HI
    Can I Protect Folders in XP?
    Thanks
  2. Cpt_Subtext

    Cpt_Subtext TS Rookie Posts: 273

    I think you can with 3rd party software but im not 100% sure
  3. Hatrick

    Hatrick TS Rookie Posts: 90

    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.
  4. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 757

    Encrypt it, if you have XP pro or use TrueCypt, Its free and very useful
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,824   +163

    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
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