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Is it possible to create password protected folders on the desktop?

Other people use my computer from time to time and it would be useful to have this facility.

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You could let your guests use a different user and properly set permissions for you files/folders to prevent access from the other user account.

Another way to go would be to encrypt the files/folder that you don't want other people to access and then require a password to decrypt those files.


The way I do it is Simply Zip the files with Password Protection. 7-Zip Program has very good Password Protection/Encryption.

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