Folder locking facility in Window XP

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    vimalgoyal New Member

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    There is facility of cypher in Window XP. Will it work as good as lock folder XP. Can other users / administrator see folders encrypted with cypher command.

    OR does Microsoft provide some folder locking facility as additional utility / component.
     
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    satyamy Alive Again...

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    what is cypher........?
     
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    Actually its cipher ;)

    Its an in-built command in XP/ 2003 to completely erase the free space on a partition!

    and this is what I got after giving "cipher/?" command in DOS:

     
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    its Cipher
    no i think it will not work as folder lock. You must better use Sharing and Security feature in WinXPPro.

    Bootup in Safe mode for XPPro. Then right click the folder you want to protect and choose Sharing and Security tab. There you can change the security settings for that folder. If you haven't done this before I suggest you try this on some blank new folder.

    or better under Folder options, theres an option called 'Use simple file sharing'. Disble that and you will see Security tab on right click.
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    oops while I was writing this Vishal replied.
     
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    I once used file sharing and security tab but Administrator was able to change my settings through some deeper knowledge.

    So I want to know if there is some folder locking device within XP without having to load any additional / third party software.

    Does Microsoft provide any lock folder facility as an additional component or downloadable from Microsoft so that there are no compatibility issues.
     
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