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Protect your folders from unauthorized users

Posted on: November 9, 2007

Personal folders usually contain confidential data that one tries to protect from nosy siblings, troublesome friends or inquisitive co-workers. Now one can safely protect his/her personal data from all these people. Just follow these simple guidelines:

Firstly, double click on the My Computer icon. Next what you have to do is to identify the drive where your Windows is installed. Usually this is the C: drive by default. However, most people have more than one drive on their computers so they will have to be extra watchful. For others this can be a breeze. Sometimes the contents of a drive may be hidden and not visible to the naked eye under System Tasks. The user must then click the option: show the contents of this drive. Next, double click the Documents and Settings folder. Then double click your user folder. Right click any folder in your user profile and then click Properties. On the sharing tab, select the ‘Make this folder private’ option so that you, the authenticated user only have access to it.

How to rename the Recycle Bin
You now no longer have to look at that recycle bin with discomfort and the usual indifference. For those people who are bored of reading ‘recycle bin’ repeatedly can change its name to whatever they feel like. You can either use your boss’s, your pets’ or even your own name for the recycle bin. Just follow these simple steps:

To change the name of the Recycle Bin desktop icon, open Regedit and go to
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/CLSID/ {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
Moreover, you can change the name “Recycle Bin” to whatever you want. You can really have fun having this knowledge and can change the recycle bin title to your personal geographical preferences. This can really become an enjoyable task.



2 Responses to "Protect your folders from unauthorized users"

Please oh please keep writing! Your articles are wonderful!

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