system — 2004-04-25T05:47:11-04:00 — #1
I share my computer with my brother, and basically he likes to mess with my files, as an older brother would. I want to be able to put a password onto my folder, so he will not be able to access it unless he knows the password, obviously.
Is there anyway of doing this? Thanks for your help!
ingoal — 2004-04-25T06:08:01-04:00 — #2
Moved to a more appropriate forum...
system — 2004-04-25T06:20:57-04:00 — #3
I am assuming you are using Windows. If you have XP it's real easy to create different users for the computer itself. More information on this can be found here.
cfm — 2004-04-25T08:35:23-04:00 — #4
Yep, you don't really want password-protected folders per se, but rather just different users that can only access their files. FrozenToast's link should work a treat.
system — 2004-04-25T11:12:05-04:00 — #5
Ah, OK. I'll see about that link, can anyone just direct me with instructions on how to place a password on a folder?
cfm — 2004-04-25T11:14:21-04:00 — #6
That's the easiest way. Otherwise, you'll need to download third-party software.
mike — 2004-04-25T16:13:19-04:00 — #7
You can't passowrd protect a folder without 3rd party software, like compuwhiz said.
system — 2004-04-25T19:04:18-04:00 — #8
You can if you own a Mac, but I won't start... :rolleyes:
cfm — 2004-04-25T19:42:18-04:00 — #9
system — 2004-04-26T03:38:15-04:00 — #10
So, what program should I download then?
system — 2004-04-26T03:46:39-04:00 — #11
Heh, you really don't want to do it the easy way do you.
Ok, you can password protect folders using any one of these pieces of software
cfm — 2004-04-26T09:21:59-04:00 — #12
Excellent find, FrozenToast. :tup:
andrew_ross — 2004-04-27T13:53:00-04:00 — #13
Try Password Protect. This program protects folders against unwanted access. The program runs on Windows XP, 98, 2000, NT, ME.
system — 2010-07-26T06:40:51-04:00 — #14
What about password i prefer use LoginTrap.Protect logon events,but only for Mac.)
davidbarter — 2010-07-27T07:33:29-04:00 — #15
try folder lock...in trial version it let you use a limited number of options...but if you want full protection you have to purchase the software. there are also free softwares. i'll check it out first then i will give you the names