Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Windows XP: Make Folders Private

If you're on a computer that is shared among a few people, you may want to make your 'My Document' folder private so that others can't view its contents.

To protect your private files, follow the instructions below:
  • Right-click your 'My Documents' folder and then select Properties.
  • Click the Sharing tab
  • Check the 'Do not share this folder' checkbox, and then press OK button.
You can also apply these permissions to individual folders if you don't want to protect your whole 'My Documents' folder. Just follow the same steps above, but select the folder that you want to protect.

Notes: In order for this to work everyone on the computer must have their own password protected accounts including yourself. Although, any user with administrator access on your computer can override this protection.

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