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Hi Folks

I need step by step instructions on password protecting a folder in Windows 2000

Thanks

RG
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Question by:rgarimella
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by:David-Howard
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Free:
http://axcrypt.axantum.com/
http://www.folder-password-expert.com/
Free to try $39.95 for the full version.
There are a lot of other suites on the net ranging up to $40.00
Just Google the words
password protect folder 2000
This will list the most popular and trusted.
:-)
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by:b0lsc0tt
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rgarimella,

Protecting from whom?  Assuming the drive is formatted as NTFS and you aren't protecting from a user in the Administrators group then you can protect the folder by right mouse clicking on it and choosing Properties.  Click on the Security tab.  You will probably have to remove a check mark at the bottom that allows settings to propagate.  Change the settings for the Everyone group or remove it and use Add to add the user or group who you want to allow access.  Check the box for Full Control or other appropriate box and save with OK.

You may choose to use a third party program like those recommended by David.  The steps above are just part of Windows 2000 and can work given the circumstances I mentioned.

Let me know if you have any questions or need more information.

b0lsc0tt
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by:Rich Rumble
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You need a 3rd party to password protect. EFS is not the same as password protection, it's access is credential based. If someone had physical access to your PC, and reset the administrator or your own password, all they have to do is login with the reset password and they can access the EFS files, as they logged in successfully with their credentials.
Try TrueCrypt, easy to use, setup and is very secure, also very free! http://www.truecrypt.org/
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by:b0lsc0tt
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@Richrumble - Thanks for pointing that out.  I probably did misread the question but we'll know for sure when Rgarimella replies.  At the very least was good to get it clear.

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by:rgarimella
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Hi Guys

I cannot use a 3rd party plugin. I have a FTP Site and I need to password protect a particular folder. The person will not have physical access to the PC

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Rich Rumble earned 500 total points
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You can assign filesystem  rights to the folder and only allow that username to access it...
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q=site%3Amicrosoft.com+ftp+folder+permissions&btnG=Search
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