How do I secure a folder in XP pro SP2 ?

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  1. brjoon1021

    brjoon1021 Registered Member

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    Let's say that one wanted to have a folder that was as safe as it could possibly be on a NTFS XP Pro SP2 IDE hard drive. How would you go about it?

    I do not mean, firewalls and the like, but encryption or password protection or both, that kind of thing. I would like to be able to have a folder that even trojans or whatever, on my computer, could not phone my private info home to anyone.

    Any ideas ? This may be basic but I really do not know how to do it.

    Thanks,
    B.
     
  2. hadi

    hadi Guest

    The easiest way on XP: Right click -> Send To -> Compressed (Zipped) Folder.
    Double click on the zip file to open it like a folder, and select File menu -> Add password. you will be able to see what files are in the folder, but you need a password to open the files.

    Or simply use permission to prohibit access to a folder
    How to set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308418&sd=tech


    Or use this:

    How To Encrypt a Folder in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;308989&x=12&y=11

    What's New in Security for Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home Edition
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/evaluate/xpsec.mspx

    Security Tools
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/Security/tools/default.mspx

    How-To Articles
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/howto/default.mspx

    Also I use NoSee
    very small only 38Kb, very easy, no installation required. download it here
    http://www.nosee.spyw.com/
     
  3. brjoon1021

    brjoon1021 Registered Member

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    Thanks!!!
     
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