Protecting Apache 1.3 folders on a windows System w/ .htaccess

I'm having a bit of trouble protecting my apache folders on a windows system.. for instance.. I want to protect www.mydomain.com/private folder by password or referer... I'm not having any luck with .htaccess files that used to work on a linux server... any suggestions?
andreni78Asked:
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yuzhConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Why would you switch from *nix to M$ Windows, webserver run on *nix is a lot better than
M$ Windows.

To get back to your question, please the setting as mentioned in the previous comment,
also check the FILE/Directory path in both httpd.conf AND .htaccess to make your they
are correct for Windows.

Please read the following "Windows, Apache and .htaccess authentication" tutorial:
http://sniptools.com/vault/windows-apache-and-htaccess-authentication.htm

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ramazanyichCommented:
do you have
AccessFileName .htaccess
directive on your main httpd.conf ?
Also check that
    AllowOverride All
option is set on httpd.conf
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