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Passwording individual files/folders in Win98

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by L_S, Jan 1, 2000.

  1. L_S

    L_S .

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    Let's say you have a folder called..oh I dont know...for the sake of the conversation lets say its called "naughtystuff." Is there any way within Win98 that you could make it so only people who know the password can access that folder? Or maybe there is a free (emphasis on free) program that could do this for you?

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  2. Lizard Of Oz

    Lizard Of Oz Demented Avenger

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    Possible solution #1 Poor Man's method:

    You could reset the file (or folder) attribute to "hidden." This does not lock the file\folder, but it makes it invisible. and you can only access it, if you know it's there.

    Possible Solution #2 Average man's Method:

    <A HREF="http://winfiles.cnet.com/apps/98/access-control.html" TARGET=_blank> [​IMG] </A>
    Click the pic

    Front Page of the above link.

    Possible Solution #3 Rich man,s method:

    Hire somebody to do it for you.

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    "Whom ever sacrifices freedom for security get's nor deserves either."


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  3. L_S

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    Thannks, will check it out /~unreal/ubb/html/smile.gif

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  4. Voyd-

    Voyd- New Member

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    well your can just right click the folder-&gt;properties-&gt; sharing-&gt; then password it from there. u have to have a working network with file sharing tho...i think.
     
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    I'm pretty sure file sharing only controls who can access you files from another computer, not who can access your files locally.
     
  6. Dr.Quake

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    wow thanx man thats a real jem of a site!

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  7. [NBK]Beavis

    [NBK]Beavis New Member

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    I protect my directories with important stuff in them with encryption. I bought Norton For Your Eyes Only (~$50) about 2 years ago and it works great. When you boot your computer, you log on with a username and password. There can be multiple usernames per machine. Then you can encrypt individual files, or set it up to automatically encrypt files when you place them in a directory. You can also grant other users access to the files in those directories, but by default someone who turns the computer on and doesn't know your password will not be able to open files in your directory, and will only be able to see the file names.

    There are several freeware programs that implement RSA type encryption (public/private keys) , for example Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), but I don't know if those programs automate the encryption/decryption process.

    There are several you can pay for in the $40-$70 range that offer complete solutions; look for them in the utilities section of your favorite computer software store.

    The girlfriend has an idea what the PORN folder is on my computer, but she can't prove it! heh heh

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    PS. The automatic encryption/decryption process is fast, I don't notice any delay opening files; on a PIII 550 anyway.
     
  8. L_S

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    Thanks, thats exactly what I was looking for. I tried to find something like that for free somewhere on the net, but no dice. Guess I'll just fork over the dough. Thanks again.

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