How to password protect folders in WinXP home

By _KRaZy_KLoWn_
Apr 28, 2006
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  1. Would anybody be able to tell me how to password protect my folders for windows xp home edition.. thanks in advance! :p
  2. Peddant

    Peddant Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,644

    Microsoft Windows XP home users

    Select the folder you wish to encrypt.
    Right-click the folder and click Properties.
    Click the Sharing tab.
    Check the box Make this folder private

    More HERE
  3. _KRaZy_KLoWn_

    _KRaZy_KLoWn_ Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,275   +280

    Caution!

    using MS encryption on a partition or folder works neat except ...
    the encryption key is tied to the login password. Loose the password and
    you NEVER get back your data. Google for MS encryption and see for yourself.

    I have chosen to use a 3rd party PGP system for my laptop. This allows me
    encryption on specific files and the ability to manage login vs encryption keys
    independently.

    fyi: the software is found at FileAssurity
    and NO, I have no relationship with the company.
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