password protect folders and files.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by David, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. David

    David Guest

    How can I password protect folders and specific files in those folders? If
    cannot use password is there another method? Thank you!
    David, Nov 13, 2007
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  2. David

    brink Guest

    Hi David,

    Usually your files and folders are password protected by having your
    user account password protected. This is limited though.

    One method is to encrypt the file or folder. This will prevent any
    other user account on the computer from opening it, while your user
    account will be able to open like any other file or folder. You can see
    how to do this in this tutorial.

    Another method is to use a 3rd party ZIP program that will allow you to
    compress the folder with password protection. (EX:WinZip)

    Hope this helps,


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    brink, Nov 13, 2007
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