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Password protect Word files ?

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Johnnie C, Oct 1, 2004.

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  1. Johnnie C

    Johnnie C Thread Starter

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    Is it possible to password protect folders and word/excel docs etc stored on your PC ?
     
  2. etaf

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    need some more info - yes you can password protect folders - but whats the operating system you have and whats the scenario your are protecting against.
    ie - do you want to stop other users of the PC from access the files.
     
  3. Johnnie C

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    Hello etaf, I am using Windows 2000 and I want to stop other users on the network from accessing the files.
     
  4. etaf

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    if you have not shared you folders then other users should not be able to access anyway.
    its only when you share the drive that people will get access.

    do you have the folder shared
     
  5. Yorkshire Guy

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    Hi Johnnie,

    if you just want to protect the file documents:

    File / Save As / Tools / Security Options

    lol
    Hew
     
  6. Bob Cerelli

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    Just don't forget the password. Although there are utilities to remove it, most use the brute force method which can take a very long time to do.
     
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