look at my stuff, how do I make my stuff private?
You don't password a specific file or folder, you password the profile.
In any case, you need to be using NTFS and not FAT32.
Open My Computer, Right click the drive, click Properties.
What does it say by "File System"?
To convert to NTFS:
CONVERTING FAT32 to NTFS
Data should be safe, back-up important data just in case.
Follow the appropriate link:
Windows XP Home:
You Cannot Select the "Make This Folder Private" Option
Windows XP Pro:
Disable Simplified Sharing and Password-Protect a Shared Folder in Windows
Password all accounts with Administrator access including the default
Give all other users access only to Limited profiles.
You must tightly control all Administrators because
Any Administrator can do
and undo anything any Administrator can do.
Take appropriate precautions to prevent losing the passwords.
4. Try this to see and verify the Administrators
Start/All Programs/Accessories/Command Prompt
Type "net localgroup administrators" ENTER
The profiles with Administrator access will be listed near the bottom.
You should use an Administrator profile for Administrator work.
Use a Limited profile for all routine work.
6. Do not forget the most important security measure.
You MUST control physical access to the computer if you need to keep your
There is no security without physical security.
The Ten Immutable Laws of Security
Safety and Security
HOW TO: Set, View, Change, or Remove File and Folder Permissions in Windows
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Monday, 17 September 2007