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Excel Password Protection Problem Follow up

Q: Excel Password Protection Problem Follow up

I am using Excel 2000 and have a spreadsheet that is password protected from a previous employee. I have saved the sheet under another name with no luck and I have used the edit/Move or copy command to move the sheets to another workbook with no luck. Any other suggestions? Thanks

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I have an Excel workbook titled "Password" in which I keep all the passwords I use (lots) - this workbook is password protected so I really only need to remember one password
This morning when I got to work I opened the workbook
It asked for the initial password which I entered and was accepted
It then opens the dialogue for the Write or Read Only
Under the line
it gives a line of funny characters (blocks etc) which I had never seen before
Whether I enter the password or select ReadOnly I get kicked out of Excel
with a blank dialogue box headed PROGRAM ERROR
I tried several times and even rebooted with the same results
Please help

A:Excel - Password protection

Hi meksteen,

is the spreadsheet on a networked drive or are you on a network?

if so ask your administrator to check if the file has a lock against it, if so clear it, then you can try to open it again.

not sure if this helps, otherwise you spreadsheet may be corrupt (gulp).


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Hi Guys

I'm having a problem with a user on Excel, the file is an xlsx (Excel 2007 Format) we are using Excel 2000. The Microsoft compatibility pack converts the file to a readable format, the problem is it asks for a password to open it.

I have tried and I can open it, plus a few others have also tried and have been able to open it. It seems to be this one users profile but not sure whatís causing it any ideas?



A:Excel Password Protection

Might want to ask a moderator to move this to the Business Applications category. You can do so by clicking Report on your first post.

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Morning from England,

One of our clients has a problem, when they receive an email with a password protected excel sheet and try to open it, they get a message saying that the password is incorrect and to verify that caps lock isn't on, before they even have a chance to enter the password.

Apparently they could do this last week, but not today.

They can save the excel attachment and open it that way and it allows them to put in the password. (But I don't think she is interested in doing this and I have no idea why it matters, but the customer is always right, apparently)

I know you should never take the story of the client as gospel, because most of the time it is wrong, but I'm just wondering if it is possible to open a password protected excel document from outlook, or does it have to be saved first?

If you can open one from outlook, how can I fix it.

Thank you for any help provided.

A:Solved: Excel Password Protection

When an excel file is password protected it will always prompt for a password.
If you open an attachment in Outlook, a copy is placed in the local temp folder but it's still Excel and it will still ask for a password.
I think your client has the following problem:
If you have preview frame on, it could be that since you want to 'preview' the message an maybe the Excel file too, it will prompt for a password to open it in the preview, this would explain the reason the password prompt appears, ask your customer to colse the preview option and try again.
In teh Excel file allows to read without a password but edit with a password then they should get the choice Open as read only besides the password prompt, so.
A client may be king but not everybody has to bow for a king.

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how can i over write password in an excel file? actually it is my file but someone put password on it how can i get rid of that password?????

A:How to remove password protection in excel file

Your best bet is probably googling "Excel password" and seeing what comes up. There are MANY many utilities out there for finding out the passwords in a spreadsheet, and you should be able to find one that works for you.

Do note, tho, most of the good ones are commercial

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I am trying to get this laptop running Vista Home Prem to boot up and keep getting this message" This computer system #xxxxxxxx-xxxx is protected by a password authentication system. You must have the correct system or admin password to access the data on this system"
This is a hand-me-down laptop, so I was going to re-format. We don't have a clue what the pw is and even when I boot with the Dell OS disk, I still get the same message. Is there any way to clear this out? Thanks

A:Inspiron 1525 password protection problem

That sounds like a BIOS password.

Sorry, because of the TSF Rules we cannot assist with password bypassing.

Your best bet would be to contact Dell.

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HI! i need serious help with my computer websites. i posted yesterday, but still no one has replied. The problem with my mozilla firefox is that sites that often require passwords like e-mail, msn, log in sites WON"T WORK at all. But other sites that i go to surf the net work. Could someone please get back to me ASAP?

Many thanks

A:follow up on sites that ask for password

In Firefox 2, go to Tools> Options> Advanced tab> Encrypton tab, and make sure that both boxes are checked under Protocols:
Use SSL 3.0 and Use TLS 1.0.
Click on Verification button and make sure that Do not use OCSP for certificate validation is ticked.
Try this SSL test.
Firefox uses a loopback connection which is required for SSL. Check your firewall settings to make sure you have not blocked incoming connections to Firefox.
Clear the cache: Tools> Options> Advanced tab> Network tab, under Cache click the Clear Now button.
If you still have problem, try running Firefox in safe mode.
Start> Mozilla Firefox> Mozilla Firefox (Safe Mode).
If you can connect to secure sites then, it is a theme or extension effecting Firefox.
Last thing to try, create a new profile and see if it works. If so, it is a corrupt profile.

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Hi, new here, so please be gentle!

I have just got a new Sony Vaio laptop for work, but if try to log in to a webpage which follows a login on a secure channel, I get the 'Page cannot be displayed' message. This happens on things such as hotmail, Amazon, my bank etc. I replied to an email, and got one of them "click this link, and fill out the form to prove you aren't spam," and even that link cannot be displayed.

I have enabled popups, lowered security settings, and have now run out of ideas

If anyone can help, I would really appreciate it.

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I protected a worksheet with a password. When trying to Unprotect the worksheet there is no window opening asking me to enter the password so I can't update my work. any ideas?thanks

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Hi Guys,

This is a curious one.

I have three PCs (two desktop and one laptop) all running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (1607).

Each system has a shared partition, set up exactly the same, which has sharing set for 'everyone', with 'full control'.

Password protected sharing is turned off on each system (in "Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings").

Each of the desktop systems can access each other's shared and also the laptop's shared partition.

The problem is when I try to use the laptop to access the shares on either of the desktop systems, I get a pop-up requester asking for a username and password. (see below - the laptop is "T400" and one of the desktops is "A960").

Any idea why this would be happening? I've checked the settings on all systems (sharing and network) and can see not reason for the password prompt appearing.

Previously I was running Win 10 Pro 64-bit (1511) on all three systems and never encountered this error.



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Windows 7. I have a desktop and a laptop that were installed clean with the same OS version.

On a network, the laptop is able to stream my shared media to all other PC's on the network (one is running XP, another is running Vista). PASSWORD PROTECTED SHARING IS OFF

On the same network, any PC that tries to network into the desktop is prompted to enter a password.

The laptop is sharing folders on the home network from C:\. The Desktop is sharing folders on the home network from a second hard drive labeled E:\. The media on E:\ is mapped into the libraries (pictures, videos, etc).

These are all of the things I have tried.
- turned password protected sharing ON:†prompts a password
- turned password protected sharing OFF:†prompts a password
- Disconnected E:\ to share C:\ only:†prompts a password
- Set permissions to all computers on the network under Admin control:†prompts a password
- Allowed access through firewall:†prompts a password
- Disabled firewall completely:†prompts a password
- disabled wireless card and used LAN:†prompts a password
- used a completely different router:†prompts a password
- allowed sharing on E:\ in advanced settings:†prompts a password
- set permissions to Everyone on every single folder in E:\:†prompts a password
- banged head against the wall:†prompts a password
- raged:†prompts a password

Something to note: If I try to network into the laptop from the desktop, it too is prompted to enter a password for the laptop (this only happ... Read more

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I have an excel file that I know the password for and I cannot remove it. The
password is required to open the file. The problem is that the advanced
button is greyed out and the password is greyed out - and I cannot delete the password. How do I get around this problem? I am using Excel 2003.
The location of the open password is File / Save As / then click Tools / General Options. Thanks in advance for any replies.

A:Excel 2003- Known Password Removal Problem

Hey Mick,

This may be an end-around, but open a new workbook - hold shift and select all the sheets of the pass-worded one and MOVE/MAKE COPY to the new book - delete the blank sheets and save it without a password.

- Castleheart

PS: out of curiosity - are the buttons and password greyed out in other workbooks or just this one?

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Hey you guys!

I was just like trying to open this excel spreadsheet but my brother wouldn't help me so he told me aout this site and that you guys help so much!

So please please can someone help me to open this spreadsheet it's about perfumes and I love perfumes!!!!

Pleeeeease help you guys!

A:Problem opening password protected excel worksheet

Who's file does it belongs to?
We don't do illegal stuffs.

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My user account is password protected and "require a password on wake up" is turned on .

But when I resume from hibernate it return to desktop instead of log on screen. The same think happens with screen saver -on resume display log on screen-.

A:password protection, log on screen, hibernate & screen saver problem

Originally Posted by vassoulas

My user account is password protected and "require a password on wake up" is turned on .

But when I resume from hibernate it return to desktop instead of log on screen. The same think happens with screen saver -on resume display log on screen-.

Hibernation in it self saves everything thats in RAM at the time the system is put into that mode. It should not lock the PC as that wasn't the state it was in before it hibernated. perhaps lock the PC before you push the hibernate button!

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About two weeks ago I lost the ability to follow most hyper links on the IE. For instance, when I use the ultimate white pages and click search, a new IE launches but remains blank. The same thing when I get a pop-up for seating on an airline...blank window. Some links work, some don't. Any ideas?

A:IE follow link problem

Welcome to TSF.

Let's try registering Internet Explorer's DLL files. Go to Start->Run and type in command and click OK. Then type in each of the following (you will have to do them separately - go to Start->Run again for each one):

regsvr32 Shdocvw.dll
regsvr32 Shell32.dll
regsvr32 Oleaut32.dll
regsvr32 Actxprxy.dll
regsvr32 Mshtml.dll
regsvr32 Urlmon.dll
regsvr32 Msjava.dll
regsvr32 Browseui.dll

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Does anyone know how to change the password for a Excel 2010 spreadsheet?

We have one, we know the password, but need to change it as many people that shouldn't know it, does. But can't figure out how

We can't use Save As, as the spreadsheet is linked to other tables on the network. Just want to change the password that we already know, to a new one.

Looked here already, they just mention Save As:



We're used to Office 2003, so this is a big jump at work for us



A:How to change Excel 2010 password (when in the excel sheet)

We can't use Save As, as the spreadsheet is linked to other tables on the network.Click to expand...

Why not? You can save it with the exact-same filename, even with the Save As command. It's only from here you can choose the Tools drop-down, General Options, and then change the password from there.

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I have a workbook with a lot of linking between the different worksheets and I am looking for a way to protect the tabs from deletion. If the users delete a tab, it will cause many error messages. I would like it to popup a message box stating "Deletion of tabs in this workbook is prohibited" and deny the operation. I have the cells protected and I know that there are workarounds to get around that, but my users are not looking to sabatoge my work - I just want to keep them from deleting a tab without knowing it will cause havoc. I don't know how many ways a tab can be deleted, but I want to cover them all. Thanks in advance for anyone who can help.

A:Excel VBA Protection

Hi Dan

I would do it this way: use the Workbook Open event and simply disable the Delete options


Private Sub Workbook_Open()
With Application
.CommandBars("Tools").Controls("Customize...").Enabled = False
.CommandBars("Toolbar List").Enabled = False
.CommandBars("Cell").Controls("Delete...").Enabled = False
.CommandBars("Ply").Controls("Delete").Enabled = False
.CommandBars("Ply").Controls("Move or Copy...").Enabled = False
.CommandBars("Worksheet Menu Bar").Controls("Edit").Controls("Delete Sheet").Enabled = False
End With
End Sub

Then use the Workbook Close Event to reset: simply copy the above code and change the values to TRUE.

The code disables the 'Customise' option if you rightclick on a toolbar, it disables the 'Delete' and 'Move or Copy' options from the sheet right click menu, it disables the 'Delete' option from the tab right click menu and it disables the 'Delete Sheet' option from the edit menu.

By using the Open Event, these items are disabled as soon as the workbook opens so there is no message box because the user has nothing to click on (if you see what I mean).


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I've read ten posts here that might be related but I can't determine if I'm following the right instructions.

HJT Log below:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:30:49 PM, on 4/18/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
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C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\svcntaux.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\SDTrayApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Picasa2\PicasaMediaDetector.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Updater\GoogleUpdater.exe
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A:Virus problem, HJT log, how do I know which directions to follow?

Download this tool

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The company I work for has a control room where they have to enter data into excel spreadsheets with lots of links and macros, so we password protected the sheet so that they could only manipulate the cells that they needed. Myself and 2 other employees have access to the spreadsheet. Someone changed the password and the person does not remember what they changed it to. Is there any way to reset the password?

A:Password protected sheet in excel and can't remember the password

Do you have a backup from before the password was changed?

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Hi, I have a document that I wish to protect specific cells in. I have done this and whenever I double click or attempt to type in a protected field an error message appears. This is a good thing.

What I want to know is whether or not it is possible to prevent single clicking on protected cells as well. Basically, for the few fields I want data to be allowed to be entered in, I want them to be the only accessible fields. I don't even want to be able to do as little as click on cells other than the few left unprotected.

Is it possible to prevent any form of access, highlighting, clicking, typing on protected cells?

A:Cell Protection (MS Excel 97)

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I want to protect my formula from being overwritten, but i still need to be able to sort the other files that are not protected in alphabetical order, i have unlocked all the cells on the sheet, then locked and hidden the ones just for the formula, and then I have locked the sheet.
I can insert data into the unprotected cells but if i try to sort them the command for the sort is greyed out.
Is there a way to do what i need, Is it pssible to do it using VBA.


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A user who has a spreadsheet he sends out to people and they fill in data, then return to him. User wants to know if possible to prevent people from entering punctuation marks into the cells, ie so that all you can enter is plain text abcdefgh etc... Sure this is possible via some kind of data validation?but could not figure out how to do it.

A:Excel query - protection?

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STOP PRESS - After i wrote this I went back and had another play and found the 'lock' function for cells which when used alongside the worksheet protection does exactly what i wanted it too !


A long time ago when i first started using spreadsheets I used a simple package called SuperCalc 4, one of the functions it allowed me to do was 'protect' from change (editing) specific cells, rows and / or columns.

I can't seem to get Excel to do the same, it seems only able to provide crude protection to whole sheets or offer tracking of changes unless of course you know better !

(Just for interest, what I am doing is sending worksheets out to home based staff, on the sheet is information such as client names, tasks visit dates, reports to typing and so on. I want them to be able to input dates and comments but not change client names, tasks and so on. I used to print the sheets and fax them out but we are trying to move into the e mail age now !)

Any suggestions greatfuly received !


A:Excel 97- Protection of data

1. select the whole worksheet
2.choose format,cells to open format cells dialog box
3.click the protection tab and deselect the locked option,click ok
4.now select the range youwant to protect
5.choose format cells again and protection and check the locked box and then ok
6. choose tools,protection,protect sheet and then ok

Now when you go to the cells you will not be able to put info in the areas you previously selected.

hope this helps

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i have an excel file with 3 worksheets and 4 macros.
the macros combines data from sheets 1 and 2 into 3, and then exports the sheet 3 result as a .prn file. when i try to protect the macro, the save step fails.

A:excel macro protection

Hi there, welcome to the board!

Can you describe - in great detail - the exact steps you are taking? What version of Excel are you using? What is the exact error message? Have you ever had this problem before, can we get a little history of this file? If nothing else, can you upload a sample of your file, minus any sensitive information?

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hi all, can anyone help please

basically i have a worksheet that is protected except for the ranges F5:F15,G5:G15,H5:H15 and I5:I15 for data entry, i also have 4 optionbuttons 1 - 4, what i am trying to do is, if optionbutton 1 is selected then ranges G5:G15:I5:I15 become protected so only entries can be made in F5:F15, if optionbutton2 is selected ranges F5:F15 and H5:H15:I5:I15 are protected so only entries can be made in G5:G15 and so on through the 4 buttons i've checked various forums but can seem to find the answer, can this be done or is there a different way to go about doing this, any help with the coding would be appreciated.


A:excel cell protection

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I just made a spreadsheet and i have formuals in certain rows i do not want to have changed. I understand to protect things i have to protect the sheet. But becasue some people will be needed to make changes to different variables i need to have certain cells "unlocked" so that they can go in and freely input there info on a weekly basis but not have the ability to delete the forumlas i wish to have locked in.

Can anyone help me please.

Time is of the essence.

Im handing the reigns over on monday.....

Thanks for any and all help.

A:Excel Cell Protection.

Protect the entire sheet. Then unprotect cells you allow to change.

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I have created a little quiz and locked down the worksheet in Excel, so that the only cells that can be accessed are those in which the answer should be written.

A formula has been set up so that if the answer they provide matches that contained in a cell that i have hidden, then the word TRUE will be displayed.

This works well, and I have locked it down so the answers cannot be unhidden, nor formulae seen. Also there are no scroll bars.

However, if they highlight the whole area (as one brighter one did), then copy, and paste into a new worksheet, the answers can be easily accessed.

a) does this make sense?
b) without VB coding (i have yet to learn visual basic) can I prevent this from happening?

and c)

shall i give up and presume myself to be a pure dimwit ?

A:Excel 97 - protection issue

.....Forgot to mention - if anybody would like to see a copy of what I am blabbering on about in order to help diagnose, please mail me.

The file size is only 27 kb

use mail link below...


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I have a virus problem that prevents me from downloading the files mentioned in the board instructions. I can't access Firefox or Internet Explorer; instead I get a message from a fake anti-virus programs saying I'm being attacked by a virus, and I need to pay to upgrade it (I'm posting this from another computer, obviously).

On top of that, I can't run any of the programs on my computer. When I try to, I get a message saying that the application is "infected" and I need to "upgrade".

I can't see any way around this. Does anyone know what to do?

A:Problem - Impossible to follow board instructions

If you have an active internet connection, copy/paste the links below into your browser, don't click them or the rogue might redirect. If you don't have an active internet connection, download the tools from another machine, and transfer them to the affected machine via USB flash drive.
Please download and run the following tool to help allow other programs to run. (courtesy of BleepingComputer.com)
There are 3 different versions. If one of them won't run then download and try to run the other one.
Vista and Win7 users need to right click and choose Run as Admin
You only need to get one of them to run, not all of them.


You will likely see a message from this rogue telling you the file is infected. Ignore the message. Leave the message OPEN, do not close the message. Run rkill repeatedly until it's able to do it's job. This may take a few tries. You'll be able to tell rkill has done it's job when your desktop (explorer.exe) cycles off and then on again.

At this point, you should now be able to run analysis tools.

Once the tool has run, do NOT reboot the machine, and then try to run DDS and GMER.

If for some reason the machine reboots, repeat the process. Again, try not to restart the machine.

Please download DDS from either of these links


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Is there anyway i can assign a password to a folder in windows XP home edition service pack 2. Thank you for your time.

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Hello Everyone

Having booted the computer, I am trying to gain access to folders on my second hard drive that is faulty but I am denied access because of the password. is there any way around this. Thanks to anyone who can help


A:Password protection

If you sign on as administrator or with an account that had administrator rights you should be able to access everything on the computer.

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Hello there, is there a way to prevent unathorized access to my pc when, for example, I am downloading a file and I am away from the pc?
I mean something like the standbuy mode but with Kazaa and other programs running.

Thanks in advance

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coming back from sleep mode? From some reason Windows 7 doesn't automatically do this. I looked through the Control Panel and I guess I am missing it?

A:How do I put on the password protection when...

Quote: Originally Posted by rocketdescends

coming back from sleep mode? From some reason Windows 7 doesn't automatically do this. I looked through the Control Panel and I guess I am missing it?

I found the setting here;

Password - Require on Wakeup

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Hi Guys,

I was just wondering if there was an application that can password protect the WHOLE of the USB drive not just a partition? I really need an app fast as I'll be using a USB to hold some pretty sensitive information, thanks.

All the best,

A:USB Password Protection

Are you referring to a usb thumb/flas drive?

I found this doing a quick google search....you have to pay for it. I didn't see or really look for any free ones but you get the idea.

Flash Drive Security software - Securely lock and unlock your USB Key

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is there any sort of program i can get that will allow me to be able to ONLY use my computer if i enter a password upon start-up? i'm using windows me, and the 'users' and separate profiles function isn't even secure. if you click 'cancel', you're brought to the user profile anyway...

please help!

A:password protection.

Bios Password.


Do not forget your password.

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Id like to password protect my entire PC in the past Id use a screensaver with password protection but this isnt offered on my XP home edition Any Ideas Please Thanks Gary and Denise

A:Password protection

Go to Control Panel > User acounts > Change the way users log on or off, and untick "Show welcome screen"'
Next,look to the left of the page under "Related tasks" click on Manage Accounts,then on the right under"Pick A Task",click on "change an account" then click on your account
(and assuming you have administrator rights)click on create a password and there you go

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would anyone know of a decent program i can get ahold of too set access to some of my programs on my pc....what i mean is like i want it so only the people with a password can access the specified programs....not all programs tho...itd be greatly appreciated!

A:password protection

If you are using windows, the best option is to create different login accounts for all the people accessing this computer.

I don't think there is software which implements password protection for applications.

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Can I protect a CD with a Password for keeping private and secret matter? If so How ?

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Do anyone know if there is a software that adds a password to the boot up (like bios password) that will delete the hd if its enter'd wrong?
Or is it still only something on movies ect?

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I use a internet modem without a WiFi connectivity.I would like to password protect my internet access.I use google chrome with windows 7 os and am not particularly fond of IE.How do I assign a password..?

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I want to make a cd or dvd to be seen on a dvd player or a computer and protect with a password.I know what to do if I only want to use a computer to view it but in order to view it on a tv,I don't know if there is any software that will make it possible to put a password on the cd or dvd. If anyone has a solution,please tell me

A:password protection

I don't think there is any software that can add password protection to a cd/dvd when it's played on an external dvd-player.

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I am looking for a script or program that will password protect a web directory and re-direct the user to a particular web page based on the user name and password. Does anyone have any suggestions?

A:Password Protection

What is the operating system and what is the web server?

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I have purchased an external HD. I am using windows vista x64. I want a folder to be password protected even when plugged into other systems, even if they are running xp. Any suggestions?

A:Password protection on x64?

I'm not sure about password protected files--they would be easily seen with recovery software I think. If you want to really protect them anywhere, anytime, encryption is the way to go and TrueCrypt would serve that purpose.

If its just to prevent the casual prying eye from gaining access though you could create an archive of the folder and password protect that. Maybe someone knows of a program that doesn't require that extra step though...

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Any forum members know of a program that will store a password on a removable device (floppy, USB stick, etc), and prevent programs from running unless the device is present?

I have used programs in the past that required a 'dongle' to be present in order for them to run. I guess that's the sort of thing I'm looking for.

Appreciate the help.


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I have a application on my laptop that I will be giving demonstrations with, this is a new program and unprotected
as yet, what I need is some sort of protection for it in case someone would double click on it and see the files and source codes etc,

I am not too well up on encryption or password protection so is there anyone out there who can tell me how to password protect this application.

A:Password protection

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i'm currently sharing my house w/ four other people. since they've began using my computer i've managed to get a ton of spyware not to mention a trojan. i ran every spyware progam i could think of and still couldn't get all of it off and it seemed damn near impossible to remove the trojan. so last night i reformatted and reinstalled. now i have a clean system and i want to password protect it as much as possible. i have a password set on startup, so if the computer's off no one can get on but me, but sometimes i forget to shutdown when i leave or go to bed so i'd at least like to have a password on the screensaver. i checked the password box on the screensaver tab, but when my screensaver comes on and i move the mouse or touch a key, no password box comes up. the screensaver just stops normally and returns to windows. i'd also like to be able to setup a user account that they can use, but i don't want them to be able to access my files and folders. is there anyway i can do this?? at least help me w/ the screensaver password. thanks.


A:password protection

If you are using XP got to Control Panel > User Accounts and set them up as you wish If your account is password protected and a screensaver comes up , when you come back to your computer you should have to use your password again . At leasat thats the way mine works .

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