Password protected directory?

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    Theres a few programs that do this....cool idea to try tho, good luck.

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    Originally posted by Inquirer
    The only ways i see:
    1) Encrypt some simple way and make a program that decrypts it

    2) Make a program that acts like explorer, and disable msdos prompts (PM me on how to do this)

    3) Rewrite some part of windows

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    win2k and XP include a real user setup. if you remove permissions for some files/folders for a user, that user will not be able to access them no matter what through whatever. this is settable by right clicking on any folder/file, properties, security. the only difficulty would be accessing that data through your own proggie.
    hello, internet!

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    win2k and XP include a real user setup. if you remove permissions for some files/folders for a user, that user will not be able to access them no matter what through whatever. this is settable by right clicking on any folder/file, properties, security. the only difficulty would be accessing that data through your own proggie.
    Yes, but What if I'm logged in and I'm away for a while and someone comes along snooping?

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    Originally posted by biosninja
    Yes, but What if I'm logged in and I'm away for a while and someone comes along snooping?
    uhhhhh, then you are the security breach, not the computer. control+alt+delete -> "lock computer" allows you to leave while staying logged in, everything stays put, the equivalent of a password protected screensaver, just without any funky stars or nothing. come to think of it, a passworded screensaver could work too.
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    an easy way to lock your workstation is to make a shortcut on your desktop to the file C:\windows\system32\tsdiscon.exe it turns the screen black, move the mouse and your required to type in the admin/localhost password. very useful for when you go on lunch breaks.

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    You know could work, but : The network administrators still have access to my hard drive. I know I can remove the default share of it, but htne I'll only be in deep ****. I'll have to hide the directory an somehow have that password thing work.

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    Folderguard, only those u tell to get into it will get in, regardless of system permissions.

    uhhhhh, then you are the security breach, not the computer. control+alt+delete -> "lock computer" allows you to leave while staying logged in, everything stays put, the equivalent of a password protected screensaver, just without any funky stars or nothing. come to think of it, a passworded screensaver could work too.
    Lock is nothing close to equivalent to the screensaver. Lock is secure while the pass screensvr isn't at all. Its so remarkably easy to gte passed the screen pass that even the ignorant of computer newbies could do it.

    edit:// Also if u use folder guard, pay CLOSE attention to what it prompts u for as if u make one wrong click u can lock yourself out. It even requires the highest of admins to give it the un-install password.

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    Originally posted by Ride -or- Die
    Lock is nothing close to equivalent to the screensaver. Lock is secure while the pass screensvr isn't at all. Its so remarkably easy to gte passed the screen pass that even the ignorant of computer newbies could do it.
    I am certainly not a newbie, but I don't know how to bypass the screensaver. Perhaps mr. terabyte could tell me?
    There was a bug in XP that exited the screensaver when a CD was inserted in the player, but apart from that I don't know.
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    There was a bug in XP that exited the screensaver when a CD was inserted in the player, but apart from that I don't know.
    Hmm i didn't know about that one hehe.

    Well theres a few ways, the most common imo, is to create a shortcut key, say for example ctrl+shift+e, for internet explorer and just hit that when the screensaver is up. Then when ie loads u can navigate the pc.

    edit:// Thats was win98, haven't rlly messed with it in xp.

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    Originally posted by Ride -or- Die
    Well theres a few ways, the most common imo, is to create a shortcut key, say for example ctrl+shift+e,
    And how do I create that shortcut when the screensaver is running?
    Remember, the screensaver protects against other people, not against yourself.
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    Folderguard
    that some kind of application I can run?

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    Or, you could insert a CD and a floppy disk. If the CD is setup for autorun, the computer will run it even if the Screensaver is on. You can create a program to copy the windows passwords to your floppy. (*.pwd I think) Then, eject them both and away you go.

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    Yea folderguards a proggy, if u can't find it on www.download.com it can be found with a quick search from yahoo.

    As far as san's question, if i remember correctly theres a defualt shortcut in win98 for ie. I don't member tho.

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    Well, got Folderguard. Think this is the end of all my worries.

    thanx Rod!

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