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Password protect a folder with NTFS

Posted on 2002-04-04
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Hello,
I on Win 2000.  I have a drive formatted with NTFS and I was wondering how to enable the password protect feature?  It is enabled a my job and can't seem to do it at home.  Any Ideas?  Thanks

Rick
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by:Gareth Gudger
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You can right click on the folder go to properties, seclect Security and assign the people you wish to access that particular folder. Make sure you remove the Everyone group.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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You can also use the Encrypted file system.  Go to the properties of the folder, general tab, click the advanced button, and put a check in the box labeled "Encrypt Contents to Secure Data"
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I understand the assigning different users to allow access to a folder method.  I tried the Encrypted file system.  I guess what I'm looking for is for me to be able to right click on a folder and select password protect.  I've seen this option before within windows 2000 using NTFS.  Is there a policy that I have to enable?  I'm basically trying to figure out how they did this at work.
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They may be using third party software as I've never seen that kind of option in NT/2000/.Net Server (the later I'm running now and it doesn't have anything like that, that I've found...)
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Umm, ok.  I thought that might be the case.  Not a big deal.  I just like to figure things out.  Thanks.
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