Can folders be locked?

  1. Hello everyone,
    I am having guests over for the weekend and I know they will be wanting to use my computer to check thier email and stuff.
    Is there a way I can "lock up" my folders in case someone wants to get "snoopy"?
    Thank you,
  2. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    Can't you get around the locking just by creating a guest account with limited rights?
  3. mcmurphy12

    mcmurphy12 TS Member Posts: 82

    Well, I have never actually locked a folder, but you can hide a folder.

    Right click the desired folder, and click properties. Under the general tab, there should be a section called attributes. You should be able to select an option to make the folder hidden. This works on Windows 7, but I am not sure on earlier operating systems. To find the folder again, do a search.

    I am pretty sure that's how you do it, but I am at school on Windows XP.

    Also, I agree with Benny26. A guest account would work well.
  4. Doctor Gallop

    Doctor Gallop TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 227   +11

    Thanks fellas,
    I started a guest account which seems to keep my Administrator Account private.
    Thank you.

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