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passwording one folder or file?

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by daybo, Nov 9, 2001.

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  1. daybo

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    I was wondering can you passwaord just one file or folder?

    thanx
     
  2. john1

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    WIN 95 ?

    There is a possible way,
    but its a little awkward.

    John
     
  3. daybo

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    win 98.
    how akward?
     
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    There may be programs you can get to do this,
    but i wanted to do it using the OS as provided.

    Im not too familiar with 98,
    i have a feeling that you can password protect folders in 98.
    But i may be wrong.

    I'll see if i can look it up.

    John.
     
  5. daybo

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    let me know

    thanx alot
     
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    is yours a stand-alone,
    or are you on a system where other computer users
    have access to the computer you use?
     
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    stand alone.
    no network at all.
     
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    OK.
    there is a facility for folder passwords built in.
    its intended for networking,
    so you can keep certain files private.

    I see no reason why it shouldnt be ok for you.

    Firstly are you in normal, or web page view?
     
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    normal i think
     
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    You will need your WIN 98 CD
    and the OEM number.

    Normal looks like 95, webview looks like a web page.
    i only asked so as any directions i give,
    will make sense to you.

    John
     
  11. daybo

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    i got it
     
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    well ive just tried it out on my 98 machine,
    and it looked ok,
    did the password stuff,
    but it didnt work.

    I can talk you thru it if you want,
    but it didnt work for me.

    also it puts another icon on your desktop.
    it may also be tied up with 'log-on'

    you may get it to work if you try.
    do you want to try it?
     
  13. daybo

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    sure send if you have the time to type the instructions.
     
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    still looking,

    back in a bit.
     
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    ive had a look thru that,
    and i dont recommend it.
    it involves having the networking activated,
    then bringing up shared files and folders,
    this gives you the option of 'password protect'
    but seems to be only requiring password from Other Users.
    And doesnt stop the folder getting deleted from what i can see.

    There is always the 'awkward way'
    that does work, but its a pain.

    John
     
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