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From : dobroman3
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[08-18-2000] dobroman3 : can i make it possable for "my documents" on my desktop to be password protected? i have windows 98
[08-18-2000] saintly :
Yes. You can either choose to individually password-protect the documents you put there (this is a feature of Word or WordPerfect). In WordPerfect, when you choose to save a file, there is a box at the bottom that says "Password Protect". If you check that, then you will need a password to open the file again. It is not a strong mechanism; a good hacker can crack the password with a bit of time and effort.

Or, you can install a third-party program to protect the folder. One that I've heard good reviews about is called Magic Folders. It can protect your My Documents folder, or any other folders and files. It requires a password to even *see* the files and folders. Click on the link to read more about it or download it. It costs $60 after the 30-day evaluation period.

Once again, although this offers some level of protection, it is not secure against a skilled hacker. If you need protection to stop (or slow down) the FBI or the NSA from getting at your documents and folders, I can come up with more solutions.

Does that help? Let me know if you need more info.
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