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  zebbydog 16:48 15 Mar 04
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Can i password protect a desktop folder in win xp home.

Zebby

  Diodorus Siculus 16:50 15 Mar 04

Do you mean a folder on the desktop? If so, then Winzip will do it for you. Also other utilities available.

  ventanas 17:00 15 Mar 04

You can try this: Right-click on the desktop and choose New\Compressed Folder.

Open the existing folder, select all the files in it, copy them and paste into the new compressed folder.

Select the first file in the compressed folder and from the file menu choose add a password. Choose what you want.

Although others will be able to read the file names in the compressed folder if they open it, they will not be able to copy or open them without the password.

  hugh-265156 17:17 15 Mar 04

you can also right click any folder/properties/sharing

tick make this folder private.

any folder within that is also password protected.

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