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folders on PC desktop..viewable w/o Win.PW?

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    folders on PC desktop..viewable w/o Win.PW?


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    -I'm going to create a ''Windows Password'' (never had one) but i have several folders containing information sitting on desktop of my PC -So my question is even tho a password is required to load Windows will the folders sitting on my ''desktop'' still load when the PC first boots ? (without the need for the Windows Password?) If 'yes' then anyone who can boot up the PC can open them !! Where can i store them to prevent this if reply is 'yes'' ??? thanks again - edythe
    Last edited by edythe; 01 Aug 2015 at 07:06.

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    Encrypt them or zip them with a password.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Encrypt them or zip them with a password.
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    don't know how to do what you're suggesting .... when i first boot-up the PC 'but'' ''before ' i enter my Windows Password to load Windows are the desktop folders show ing ''before'' i enter my Windows Password ?
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    Until you login, nothing is showing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Until you login, nothing is showing.
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    WOW ! that's a relief - many thanks !
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folders on PC desktop..viewable w/o Win.PW?
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