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lock a drive and folders

alikhan

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#1
hi
i have some private data in my pc
and my cosins r visiting us in few days
i dont want to show my private data to them
can i lock my drive or folders by cmd or some other method?
thanks.
 

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vanilla

#2
Don't know if this will work or not ... just a thought that occurred to me
.... if you have hidden folders set to show, go back and, temporarily, set
them to be hidden again. You didn't say which OS you are running ... so
don't know if you can even get to these settings. In Vista, go to Control
Panel --> Folder Options --> View tab.

Then, whichever folders you don't want to exist during the visit, right
click the folders, go to properties, then checkmark the hidden attribute
(down near the bottom of the general tab.) You could create a special folder
for this trick and move all your sensitive stuff to the new folder. Then
just hide that one.

After they are gone, go back to Folder Options and mark hidden stuff to show
again. Have no idea if this will work ... just a thought ... vanilla


"alikhan" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> hi
> i have some private data in my pc
> and my cosins r visiting us in few days
> i dont want to show my private data to them
> can i lock my drive or folders by cmd or some other method?
> thanks.
>
>
> --
> alikhan
 

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FromTheRafters

#4
"alikhan" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> hi
> i have some private data in my pc
> and my cosins r visiting us in few days
> i dont want to show my private data to them
> can i lock my drive or folders by cmd or some other method?
Probably.

Ask a better question, maybe a better answer will come.

Will setting a password in the CMOS setup program suffice?
Do you want them to be able to use the computer?
Do you have more than one account on your computer, or are you running
only as (protected) administrator all the time?
Will creating a limited account (4 ur cosins) suffice?
Are you actually using Vista, or did you just stumble into this group?
 

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panais

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#7
alikhan <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote:

>
>this will gona help me
>
>
>Will setting a password in the CMOS setup program suffice?
It will, if you don't want them even to be able to use your computer.

MAKE ABSOLUTELY SURE that you write the password down!
 

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#8
On Wed, 5 Aug 2009 22:06:47 -0500, alikhan <guest@xxxxxx-email.com>
wrote:

>
>this will gona help me
>
>
>Will setting a password in the CMOS setup program suffice?
External usb drive , copy and send files to it . If ok , delete
original files .
 

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Ray Luca

#9
Jim <bojimbo261@xxxxxx> wrote:

>On Wed, 5 Aug 2009 22:06:47 -0500, alikhan <guest@xxxxxx-email.com>
>wrote:
>

>>
>>this will gona help me
>>
>>
>>Will setting a password in the CMOS setup program suffice?
>
>External usb drive , copy and send files to it . If ok , delete
>original files .
You're an idiot.
 

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Gordon

#10
"Ray Luca" <rayluca@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> Jim <bojimbo261@xxxxxx> wrote:
>

>>On Wed, 5 Aug 2009 22:06:47 -0500, alikhan <guest@xxxxxx-email.com>
>>wrote:
>>

>>>
>>>this will gona help me
>>>
>>>
>>>Will setting a password in the CMOS setup program suffice?
>>
>>External usb drive , copy and send files to it . If ok , delete
>>original files .
>
> You're an idiot.
Why so? if the files ONLY exist on a USB thumbdrive in the OP's pocket then
his cousins can't POSSIBLY open them under ANY circumstances short of
physical violence to extract the drive from the OP's pocket...
 

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