Private Folders?

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#1

Hello everyone,

I have two harddrives C: and E:, (windows and programs are all on C:) (Media and big files all on E:). Now i have put some of my folders on the E: drive but i wanna make sure only my user can access them and no other user on this computer can log onto there account and go into my computer and then E: and then one of my folders and have access to the files.

Now i know when you have things in my documents you can right click>properties>sharing>make folder private, but you cant do that on things outside my documents.

If no one can think of a way, maybe someone can reccommend a small program that puts passwords on files???

Cheers in advance

Chris


#2

Right click folder, properties, click sharing tab, tick ‘make this folder private’


#3

Thanks, but i tried that, its greyed out :frowning:


#4

You have to own the folder. That’s on the next tab…


#5

Errmmmm… the next tab is ‘customize’??? I cant see where set it to your ownership there??


#6

oh ok, i had to disable “simple file sharing” and now “security” tab is there, still i dont understand how to only let my user have access…

Please advise


#7

You don’t have to only let your user have access. Once you own the folder, you can make it private (that little option will no longer be greyed out).


#8

Yeah thing isnt greyed out, and i have selected dont share, but other users still have access (ihave checked), i am pretty sure all that “sharing” tab is for a network???

Cheers for your replies


#9

Have a read of this

http://www.worldstart.com/tips/tips.php/232

Here’s some freeware, but it is limited

http://www.password-protect-software.com/protect-folders.html


#10

Its alrite guys, i went into the sercurity tab and removed everyone user name apart from mine and admininstrator (just incase). Works fine

THanks everyone