Password protecting folders

Posted on 2004-10-30
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
Can I password protect an entire folder (in XP)? Also can I protect an entire folder within outlook? If not, can I buy software that will allow me to?
Question by:sueormonde
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    Thru windows xp;en-us;308418
    For a third party tool to protect your folders i'd recommend using Magic folders at :  OR
    Folder Guard at

    For outlook u cant psswd protect folders, you can prompt for a password when you open outlook,
    GO to FILE
    Choose the .pst file you would like to password protect and click SETTINGS
    Create a password.
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    If you are not willing to purchase software to do password- protection in XP , you can use compressed files and give a password to that

    Check this one :,aid,110663,00.asp

    For Outlook , if you use POP3 email account and store all the files in Personal folders then Sajuks has directed you to the right way. If you are using Exchange server then either you can create a personal folder and make outlook get your emails into it and use the above method give by Sajuks or you can protect in such a way by which outlook will ask you for username , password and domain when you login to Exchange account.. Post back if you need more help on that .


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