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Password protect a folder.

John W_3
Regular Advisor

Password protect a folder.

Hi,

I want to restrict the access to a folder by assigning a passowrd to it. Is this possible in MS-Windows?

Your help is highly appreciated.

Thanks,
John.
8 REPLIES
Sam_155
Occasional Advisor

Re: Password protect a folder.

What version of windows are you running?

If using nt, 2000 or xp then make sure ntfs permissions are set. In ntfs permissions, remove all users that you don't want to access this folder apart from the person you want to give permission to (make sure they have full access and remove the tick from "inherit from parent"). Remove the everyone group.
Note that the admin can take ownership of the folder!
Norman_21
Honored Contributor

Re: Password protect a folder.

John,

Sam is refering to Secure your folder using NFTS Permissions.

There is another method which is SHARED Permission if your Windows Volumes is not NTFS.

NTFS permission is only availabel in Win2000 and higher OS versions.

In Win98, you may share the folder and set up a password to protect the shared folder.

Hope this help
"Attitudes are contagious, is yours worth catching"/ My first point was given by SEP on January 31, 2003
Dexter Filmore
Honored Contributor

Re: Password protect a folder.

Hi John,

If you are part of a workgroup (as opposed to a domain), you can create a user account on the computer containing the folder you are sharing and assign a password to the user account. If you are accessing the folder from a WinXP, you will be prompted for a username and password - just used the new user and password created.
Pat
Honored Contributor

Re: Password protect a folder.

Hi, John,

In Windows XP

If you compress the folder, you can password protect.

Double click on the compressed folder
Click on File
Click on Add a Password
In the Password Box, type the password you want to use
Type the same password in the Confirm Password Box
Click Ok

Note that when you attempt to move or open a password-protected file, a Password Needed dialog box appears. Type the correct password in the Password box, and then click OK.

Pat
Pat
Honored Contributor

Re: Password protect a folder.

John,

I forgot to add - Don't lose the password. It's not recoverable.

Pat
Andrew Sedlak
Occasional Visitor

Re: Password protect a folder.

Password Protect seems like it might be just what you're looking for:
http://www.password-protect-software.com
Norman_21
Honored Contributor

Re: Password protect a folder.

John

To support Pat's solution:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306531/EN-US/

and it's a free solution!!!

"Attitudes are contagious, is yours worth catching"/ My first point was given by SEP on January 31, 2003
Pat
Honored Contributor

Re: Password protect a folder.

Thanks, Latif,

I see you go shopping in the same place, lol.

Pat