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starfish
14-01-2004, 01:25 PM
I have windows xp and have just set up a new folder for some email messages. Is there anyway I can put a password on this folder so no-one can read emails in there?

Chilling_Silently
14-01-2004, 05:52 PM
You can conert your file-system to ntfs (I cant remember the exact syntax of the command to do this but somebody else will).

You can then change the permissions on the folder where your Emails are stored so that you are the only one who can access it (Read/Write etc for you, nothing for anybody else).

Just be careful because deny takes priority over allow, so make SURE you specifically add your user to the list (Right-click on the folder, choose Properties and click the Security tab) with full R/W access!

Hope this helps


Chill.

somebody
14-01-2004, 07:45 PM
XP Home has limited functionality in NFTS systems, but will allow you to tick a box which says "Make This Folder Private". It does not have the advanced REad/Write permissioning system in Win2k/XP Pro.