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XP home - password protect shared folders

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ekoren, Sep 5, 2004.

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  1. ekoren

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    Hello,
    I have a LAN with XP pro, XP home, and win98 computers.
    I know that I can't set passwords to protect folders on XP home from other computers on the network, so I was wondering if anyone knows of a software (preferably freeware...) or any other way to make it possible on XP home as well. The best solution would be protection of the type you get in win98 - set passwords and determine weather u allow full/read only access.

    ekoren
     
  2. Bryan

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    I've never used it but for free, this looks promising. I can't tell for sure if you can lock folders though. You'd have to try it.


    http://www.winguardpro.com/

    Here's another but it's not free. It's a 30 day free evaluation program. It's $24.95 after that.

    http://www.hide-folders-xp.com/
     
  3. ekoren

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    Thanx, Bryan. I'll try the first one cuz i think the 2nd is only locking/hiding folders to users of the same computer, but it probably doesn't work on the network, or it just hides folders, while I need only certain users to be able to view certain folders...

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