How Protect a folder in Wins xp?

Question

How do you password protect a folder for Windows XP?

Answer

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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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