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There may be programs you can get to do this,
but i wanted to do it using the OS as provided.

Im not too familiar with 98,
i have a feeling that you can password protect folders in 98.
But i may be wrong.

I'll see if i can look it up.

John.
 

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is yours a stand-alone,
or are you on a system where other computer users
have access to the computer you use?
 

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OK.
there is a facility for folder passwords built in.
its intended for networking,
so you can keep certain files private.

I see no reason why it shouldnt be ok for you.

Firstly are you in normal, or web page view?
 

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You will need your WIN 98 CD
and the OEM number.

Normal looks like 95, webview looks like a web page.
i only asked so as any directions i give,
will make sense to you.

John
 

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well ive just tried it out on my 98 machine,
and it looked ok,
did the password stuff,
but it didnt work.

I can talk you thru it if you want,
but it didnt work for me.

also it puts another icon on your desktop.
it may also be tied up with 'log-on'

you may get it to work if you try.
do you want to try it?
 

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ive had a look thru that,
and i dont recommend it.
it involves having the networking activated,
then bringing up shared files and folders,
this gives you the option of 'password protect'
but seems to be only requiring password from Other Users.
And doesnt stop the folder getting deleted from what i can see.

There is always the 'awkward way'
that does work, but its a pain.

John
 

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If you want to keep personal stuff separate,
then a floppy is the best bet for written stuff
like your own diary or such.

but a floppy will not hold many pictures, 1.4MB.
although it will hold lots of pages of written work.

There are programs you can get and add in as extras,
to password protect folders, but ive only ever found
one way to use the system as provided.

That is to use the 'Back Up'
Direct the back up to use a folder on the C drive,
the back up gives you a Password Protect facility.

When you've done the back up, delete the original.

Doing this requires a bit of practice with the
back up system, which is why its a pain.
On the plus side, you can store as much as you like
(well more or less) and it is secure.
So dont lose the password.

Best of luck,
John
 

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i forgot to say where back up is,

start,programs,accessories,system tools,back up

Regards, John

ps: just seen your last post,
have you tried the search engines?
 
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