Folder protection....

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by chuck11976, Jan 27, 2003.

  1. chuck11976

    chuck11976 Guest

    How can I password-protect selected folders in Win2kPro? Don't say FolderGuard, I tried it and it works but it slooooows down my computer at shutdown time and often it freezes my system so something is incompatible with my existing stuff apparently. Is there another way to make a folder inaccessible to other users on my computer? Hiding a folder does't actually "HIDE" it, it just dims the appearance of it, so how then?
  2. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

    Nov 13, 2001
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    BC, Canada/Stockholm, Sweden
    if u have ntsf on and use selected users, just log in as admin and lock the folder down.
  3. chuck11976

    chuck11976 Guest

    Lock it how????
  4. knightm3

    knightm3 Guest

    You need to convert your hard drive to the NTFS filesystem if you haven't already. Here's how if you don't already know:

    Converting a FAT or FAT32 Volume to NTFS
    NOTE: Although the possibility of corruption or data loss during the conversion is minimal, it is recommended that you perform a backup of the data on the volume that you want to convert before you start the conversion.

    To convert an existing FAT or FAT32 volume to NTFS, follow these steps:

    1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.
    2. At the command prompt, type the following, where drive letter is the drive that you want to convert:

    convert drive letter: /fs:ntfs
    For example, type the following command to convert drive E to NTFS:

    convert e: /fs:ntfs
    3. When the following message is displayed in the command prompt window, type the volume label of the drive that you are converting, and then press ENTER:

    The type of the file system is FAT.
    Enter the current volume label for drive drive letter:
    4. When the conversion to NTFS is complete, the following line is displayed in the command prompt window:
    Conversion complete
    5. Quit the command prompt.

    Once you're NTFS-compliant, right-click on a folder, select Properties, then use the Security tab to delegate permissions.
  5. Accido

    Accido New Member

    Feb 14, 2002
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    Concord, New Hampshire
    Re: Re: Folder protection....

    what the..My two backup drives are ntfs, there's no security option to allow password protection. There's a sharing tap with a private checkbox to allow the folder to show up only when my user name is logged on. There's no password on the folder though. I have to use my screen saver. :-/
  6. knightm3

    knightm3 Guest

    Re: Re: Re: Folder protection....

    Whoops, that's what I get for posting that late at night. That's as close as stock Windows components will get you, as far as I know. Try or for some 3rd party programs.

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