How do you password protect a folder for Windows XP?
This question was answered on March 5, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.
Depending on who you're trying to keep out, you could always just make the folder hidden, and choose
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Standard Windows Functions
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Fully compatible with Windows
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not to display hidden files and folders in view->folder options.
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Posted by ricardo of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 5, 2003