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    Password Protect a folder in XP

    Hi Folks,

    We need to password protect a folder and all it's subfolders and contents.

    For reasons of politics we cannot use a network share, TrueCrypt or password protected compressed files.

    Does anyone know of any (and it has to be free!) software to do this?

    Thanks

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    what do you need to do with the folder?

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    Could you use NTFS permissions? This would allow you to set which groups can access the folder and subfolders.

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    I'm afraid NTFS permissons are also out for political reasons.

    They need an interface where you enter a specific passwords. A perception thing I'm afraid!

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    how about a local user with a password applied?

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    Dont know if this is the kind of thing you want to achieve - YouTube - How to password protect any folder on your desktop

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    You might find that this approach is not compliant with FMSiS - I'm afraid I am not an expert on it, but the few docs I have seen talk about sensible password security (not sharing passwords etc). NTFS really fits the bill for this . . . .

    Sorry to post a 'not the answer you were looking for' answer.

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    Truecrypt? Uses password access to access a folder, partition or volume

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefox_2006 View Post
    Dont know if this is the kind of thing you want to achieve - YouTube - How to password protect any folder on your desktop
    Problem with this is your not password protecting folders, your password protecting files. The main issue I see with this is that you can still see document titles / names. If you were doing this, for example, an HR folder then it wouldnt be appropriate as you would still see titles which could be "Mr. Smith Disciplinary" or something along those lines.

    Ideally you'd want a system that password protects the folder when you try to open it, not the files.

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    Create a folder on some webspace. Upload the folder and files. Protect using htaccess.

    Some software possibilities here:
    http://open.software.informer.com/do...rotect-folder/
    Last edited by SneakyBeaky; 25th June 2010 at 02:32 PM.

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