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Password Protect my Folders in Windows 8.1

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    Windows 8.1

    Password Protect my Folders in Windows 8.1


    Everyone:

    Alright Eight Forums. I was looking for something, and hoping that you guys could find a resolution for me. I want to password protect my folders in Windows 8.1 (NTFS). How can I do it? Other ideas are also appreciated. I do not want to hide the folder, but I want to implement a password.

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Play with the properties window.

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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks for everything David,

    - When I goto the Sharing Tab,

    - Click on advance Advance Tab

    - I receive the image with my desktop populated. I was expecting to see some password screen. I do not have a message called
    'Password Protection. People must have a user account and password for this computer to access shared folders.

    - When I click on the Network and Sharing Center hyperlink, I receive the the other attachment that uploaded.

    Overall, I was able to encrypt my folders from the general tab, so again thanks. Hopefully, I was clear. I just wish that you could just create a password for folders, just like you can in Excel, but encrypt is most likely better, but takes a couple steps for me, and also something new.
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    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


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  5. #5


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Thanks for saying thanks.
    You got a rep for that.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    David:

    When I rebooted my machine, I noticed an encryption icon in my status tray. I had some options, and followed the defaults, where I then had to insert a password, so I know I am golden. I guess that the password process for folders from the certificate store is not instantaneous, or I just did not see it right away. Of course, I do not understand all of the mechanisms or options, but it worked.

    I am most likely going to do it again in the future.

    Charles
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  7. #7


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Glad it works for you.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    Here is what the encryption icon looks like.

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Password Protect my Folders in Windows 8.1
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