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Secrets of Windows. How to protect a folder with a password?

Sometimes it starts to need to password-protect a certain directory in the operating system. In the event that a computer is used by several people, the desire to protect their personal information is quite the usual desire of any user. So how is it better to do this?
Of course, users of systems built on the NT core also installed on the NTFS partition, to solve the problem of dividing access to file objects is much easier than the owners of the archaic Windows 9x. To do this, it is sufficient to prescribe the appropriate benefits for each user working with the system. It's simple. Still, life situations are so diverse also terrible that sometimes incompatible combinations coexist on computers, for example, Windows 2000 on a FAT-partition or, suppose, all users work under the same account. As in such ferocious conditions, "zaparolit" folder?
It's clear that there's no way to do without third-party software, so we'll also try using the special Folder Guard utility, which allows you to manipulate directory access rights to files in almost all Windows operating systems.

First, let's talk about the financial and commercial features of the program according to the good old habits. The cost of the version of Folder Guard for all Windows is 60 USD, but it is allowed to save 20 currency units using the distribution kit for a specific system (98 / ME or 2000 / XP / 2003). In any case, the developer provides a 30-day period for using the Trial version of the program. What does Folder Guard allow? The set is quite standard: adding passwords to folders, setting access for different users and services, the ability to hide directories, setting the visibility of objects, and much more. All this works even if the system is loaded in the so-called "safe" mode. In addition, it is allowed to protect the launch of the utility with a password for protection against attacks from other users (including also from the attempt to uninstall the application).

The Folder Guard interface is quite simple, and there are no special difficulties when working with it, but in any case be scrupulous in setting access for system directories. In spite of the fact that the system services have already been added to the "Trusted" folder by Folder Guard, it is allowed, under the wrong circumstances, to ensure that Windows refuses to boot. It is for such extreme cases that the developer advises a special free utility Emergency Recovery Utility , which removes all the established access restrictions. Use this utility can only the license holder installed Folder Guard.
Of course, Folder Guard is not able to provide 100% protection of your data. After all, any more or less versed in the system, an individual or a young hacker, eager for new discoveries, is able to overcome the armor of this program. But, however, no less, to create the main echelon of data protection on your computer, Folder Guard approaches as impossible to the place.