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Hey there guys im sure there is an inbuilt feature i can use to password protect my documents without encryption software ??
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There was an encrypt feature in Win2k under the properties of the file and you go to advanced.
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There was an encrypt feature in Win2k under the properties of the file and you go to advanced.
Well thats encryption mate .. i mean so that when you click on my documents that it will ask for a passcode before you can view the items within
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My bad. I assumed it would Password protect. Never actually used it. Why not find free encryption software?
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Or you can store the files you want to protect in a compressed folder and use the password protect on the compressed folder.
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Hmm the compressed folder is a good idea but long winded as i dont want to have to acces a win rar program all the tim just to acces some stuff..Any other ideas guys.
post #7 of 15
You use windows compression under properties. That will let you password the folder and you dont have to use win rar

EDIT : http://www.pcworld.com/howto/article...,110663,00.asp
Thats what I'm talking about
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What OS?
And what is goal?

If you are trying to restrict access, I suggest ACLs
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Im using Windows XP pro SP2 and i want to restrict acces so you have to enter a password
post #10 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cdub998
You use windows compression under properties. That will let you password the folder and you dont have to use win rar

EDIT : http://www.pcworld.com/howto/article...,110663,00.asp
Thats what I'm talking about
Well i have compresses it but theres no password feature at alll
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