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Ray G
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2002 - 11:44 am:   

Is there a way to password a folder? I am using win 98, and the help file says to click file then properties then the sharing tab, but I have no sharing tab. I just want to keep a particular folder locked with a password to keep younger daughter out of it. Thanks
Posted on Friday, April 12, 2002 - 8:45 am:   

In Windows 98 there is no security for folders. In Windows 2000 and XP there are security options.

But there are many third party options for 98 many of them free. I used magic folders which had a nag screen but never ran out.

If there is not much in the folder (as lots would take longer) use an encryption program. A quick search on will find you plenty to try. Magic folders didn't encrypt it hid folders which is quicker especially if the folder contents is very large.

There are many hide and encrypt utilities available. Encryption is a more secure method. Magic folders for example only hides in Windows so the files could still be accessed in dos or possibly even a safe boot.
Posted on Friday, April 12, 2002 - 8:52 am:   

Should have mentioned the sharing tab is for a network where two or more computers are hooked together.

In a Network you can then choose which folders you will share with other computers connectected. It would not be enabled unless you had your computer configured to say another one in house.
Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2002 - 5:44 am:
SysProtect is a freeware utility that resides in the Windows 95/98 system tray along the bottom
right of your screen. It gives you the ability to lock down your Windows 9x workstation just as
you could with Windows NT.


Lock out others from your computor .

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Lock any type of Document.

Encrypt/Decrypt any/some/all files within a directory and their sub-directories if required.

Lock Anything.


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Download this Award-Winning "real" file and Settings Protection Program for Windows95/98. Stop
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