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Posted: 9/5/2005 3:09:52 PM EDT
Is there a way to do this within XP? In other words, without using an external application?

Link Posted: 9/5/2005 3:17:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2005 3:18:17 PM EDT by Nimrod1193]
Right-click on folder, select "Properties." Click on "Advanced" button under "General" tab, and select "Encrypt contents..." Click OK.

The folder will then be encrypted to any other user on the machine. Only someone signed in as you will be able to see them.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 3:22:46 PM EDT
Got NTFS?


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 3:28:40 PM EDT
Trying to hide porn from your wife?
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 3:32:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 3:36:35 PM EDT
Hide all your porn on the C: under program files. She'll never look for it there.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 3:38:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gloftoe:
Does this work on XP Home as well? For some reason, mine grayed out.



Mine is grayed out, too. XP Home edition as well. Is there a way around this or is it a feature not found on XP HOme. Please tell.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 3:39:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Buzz70:
Hide all your porn on the C: under program files. She'll never look for it there.



Yeah, and don't name the folder PORN.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 3:40:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Oslow:

Originally Posted By Buzz70:
Hide all your porn on the C: under program files. She'll never look for it there.



Yeah, and don't name the folder PORN.



lol, mine is....i guess i'm not very original...now if the gf ever gets smart and uses the search function....
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 3:41:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Oslow:

Originally Posted By Buzz70:
Hide all your porn on the C: under program files. She'll never look for it there.



Yeah, and don't name the folder PORN.



If somebody would please help this desperate ARFCOM member encrypt his, shall we say, for my pleasure only files on XP HOME. Now that you've mentioned its available, I must have it.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 3:41:49 PM EDT
Quick, rename the folder to "Hidden Porn, Do NOT Open!"
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 3:43:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Buzz70:
Quick, rename the folder to "Hidden Porn, Do NOT Open!"



That an approach I never considered. Hide it right under her nose. Hmmmm...
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 3:46:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 3:59:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Paul:
Thumb drive?



is that a new sexual stimulation technique?
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 4:05:40 PM EDT
Rename it "Pictures of Tanks".
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 4:07:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2005 4:08:33 PM EDT by KnobCreek]

Originally Posted By mikejohnson:

Originally Posted By Paul:
Thumb drive?



is that a new sexual stimulation technique?



YES, and I muuch prefer the PORN. I'll continue Thumb Driving but please give me an alternative and tell me how to encrypt on XP Home. Please
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 4:16:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2005 4:22:54 PM EDT by Dave_A]
XP Home does not support the 'fancy' security options of XP Pro...

Also, in XP you don't need to encrypt folders to make them invisible, you can

A) Right click the folder and go to 'Sharing' -> 'Make this folder Private'. The folder & contents is not encrypted, but other users are removed from the access control list, so they can't open it unless they log in as you...

B) If you have 'Simple File Sharing' turned off (eg you have the normal WinNT/2k 'Security' tab in your file properties, remove everyone but yourself from the access list...

Either of those are better than encrypting stuff...

XP home is so dumbed down, it may not let you do what you want...

P.S. lay off the porn...
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 4:22:47 PM EDT
buy PGP - it can encrypt a folder and mount it like a drive
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 4:30:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mikejohnson:
buy PGP - it can encrypt a folder and mount it like a drive



You can mount it?
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 4:31:39 PM EDT
The encryption of files in XP Pro sucks, better off getting some 3rd party program to do it like pgp.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 4:33:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mikejohnson:
buy PGP - it can encrypt a folder and mount it like a drive



PGP is free last time I d/l it.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 4:51:19 PM EDT
Excellent software http://www.tropsoft.com/privateencryptor/
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 4:56:50 PM EDT
rofl. Disk security on an XP machine.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 5:06:09 PM EDT
Listen guys...


TO JUST KEEP YOUR FILES PRIVATE FROM AVERAGE JOE YOU DO NOT NEED ENCRYPTION!

Just use file permissions and deny access!!!!

To keep files private from computer-tech types, THEN you need encryption, as programs like the one on this website to wipe the password & get in (all you need is a CD with the software, and physical access to the computer)...

To stay secure from anything more, well, then you need 3rd party software at the least, and good luck not attracting attention at best...
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 6:36:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dave_A:

To keep files private from computer-tech types, THEN you need encryption, as programs like the one on this website to wipe the password & get in (all you need is a CD with the software, and physical access to the computer)...




Quoted from the download you provided...

If used on users that have EFS encrypted files, and the system is XP, all encrypted files for that user will be UNREADABLE! and cannot be recovered unless you remember the old password again.


But yeah, personal logins and or don't always use the Admin account and stuff stays separate enuff for average users. 3rd party progs for more than that. I use one though I probably don't really need to.


ByteTheBullet (-:

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