Can I create password protection on a folder on Windows XP?
So is it possible?
NOTE: You can encrypt files and folders only on volumes that use the NTFS file system.
1.Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Windows Explorer.
2.Locate and right-click the folder that you want, and then click Properties.
3.On the General tab, click Advanced.
4.Under Compress or Encrypt attributes, select the Encrypt contents to secure data check box, and then click OK.
6.In the Confirm Attribute Changes dialog box that appears, use one of the following steps:
•If you want to encrypt only the folder, click Apply changes to this folder only, and then click OK.
•If you want to encrypt the existing folder contents along with the folder, click Apply changes to this folder, subfolders and files, and then click OK.
The folder becomes an encrypted folder. New files that you create in this folder are automatically encrypted. Note that this does not prevent others from viewing the contents of the folder. This prevents others from opening items in the encrypted folder. For example, if another user attempts to open a Microsoft Word document that has been created in the encrypted folder, the following message appears:
Word cannot open the document: Username does not have access privileges
If another user attempts to copy or move a document from the encrypted folder to another location on the hard disk, the following message appears:
Error Copying File or Folder
Cannot copy Filename: Access is denied.
Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected
and that the file is not currently in use.
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