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Securing 'My Documents'?

Discussion in 'Software Q&A' started by aryayush, Apr 2, 2006.

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  1. aryayush

    aryayush New Member

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    As advised by Digit from time to time, I changed the target of the 'My Documents' folder to another partition of my drive and shifted all my documents there. I even encrypted them. However, I can even access them from the 'Guest' account. Why's it so and how do I protect my documents from unauthorised access? I am using Windows XP Professional SP2 on an NTFS partition and am the administrator.
     
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    QwertyManiac Commander in Chief

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    Rightclick My Docs > Properties > Sharing tab > Check "Make this folder private"
     
  3. Vyasram

    Vyasram The pWnster

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    Do as qwerty said

    When u r going to format ur pc or reinstall xp some day, uncheck the "Make the folder private" option b4 reinstalling or formatting.
     
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    aryayush New Member

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    Thanks a lot! :)
     
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    aryayush u can't

    according to me u can't make a folder private if its not on the partition on which OS is install.
    Atleast i can't do that on my PC.
    Why don't u try some software for locking folders.
    they work everywhere, on FAT on NTFS on every drive and works fast
    don't try magic folders on win xp as i hav seen it corrupting windows xp
    try fake folder http://www.freewarestore.de
    it has a size of 108KB and just installs one file under windows directory that u can even remove manually.
    for more send me message and i will sort u out
     
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    Vyasram The pWnster

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    in my sys, win is located in c and my doc is in g, still i can make it private. i guess u hav some problems. Also delete ur posts if u accidentally dubble post by clickin on the "X" at the top left of ur second post
     
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    ashfame New Member

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    sorry

    sorry for two posts, 2 one is more relevant.
    how to delete the first post
     
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    Third Eye gooby pls

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    I report double post !
    to delete the post click "x" sign and then click yes to delete.
     
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    Try Folder Lock software.It's very good at locking
    folders. You can password-protect, lock, hide and
    encrypt any number of files, folders, drives, pictures
    and documents in seconds. Protected files are hidden,
    undeletable, inaccessible and highly secure. It's the most
    downloaded software ever for this kind , with 5 million
    downloads!! You can download it from this URL:
    http://www.newsoftwares.net/folderlock/

    :D :D
     
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