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How to protect folders from other users through command prompt

If i have the folder name x, then normally the users will use the password software to lock it ........... for that is there any method to lock the folders using the command prompt ............. if present please reply the answer............

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    Is this a home PC or work PC? PC's can be set up so only authorized users can have access to a folder. If they are all admins then you can't lock them out.

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Try hiding the folder. Go to properties and check hidden under the General tab and then apply it. To view the folder you have to go in the Control Panel and click on Folder Options. Under the View tab select "show hidden files and folders" and then apply. If the other people that use the computer are not real computer literate then they will never know how to get to that folder and unless you tell them it's there they have no way of knowing that you have a folder "X".
If you don't like doing that then just go download Folder Lock.

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Iomega 1tb drive have files hidden


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Determine if access is denied by a sharing violation because the folder and its files are in use by someone else or the computer itself. Wait several minutes, and then attempt to access the folder again. Go to the location where the file or its folder are stored on your computer. Lock files are hidden files in Microsoft Windows. Select "Show hidden files." The lock files for Windows applications have a ~ symbol in front of the file name. For example, for test.txt, the lock file is named ~test.txt. In UNIX, the lock file may be identified by an extension of .lock or .swp within in the file name. Delete the lock file. The locked file or folder unlocks. Reboot your computer, and bring it up in Safe Mode. This prevents the startup of many of the system services and programs that could be locking the files or folders. Attempt to access the folder location and its contents. If the folder is available, save the folder or its contents in a directory to which you have access. Record the active processes running on the computer and the programs available in Safe Mode. Then, log into the computer after a normal boot up. Review the applications running in the background in normal setup. One of these applications may be preventing access to the file folder and its contents. If there are applications that run in normal mode that do not run in Safe Mode, turn off those applications. Then, try to access the file folder again. b> Are the Security Permissions for the Folder or Its Contents Preventing Access? b> Check the file folder permissions by right-clicking on the folder and selecting "Properties." In the "Properties" dialog box, select the "Security" tab. The "Name" list box includes the user and group permissions. If there is no "read," "read and execute," or "write" permissions in your user profile, you do not have permission to view the file folder or its contents. These security permissions are typically set by system administrators. System administrators may be trying to prevent end users from altering system files that are critical to the computer running smoothly. Contact your system administrator, and request local administrative rights to the computer. This allows you to gain access to the files and folders that are restricted to administrators. Edit the system policies using administrative tools via the gpedit.msc program. Users can add, read and modify permissions for folders and other objects via this program. Full control is the best system policy, because it includes read, write, execute and modify rights. However, access to the gpedit.msc program may be restricted, as well. Go to the command line (press on the "Windows" and the "R" keys on your keyboard at the same time), and enter the CACLS command for the folder name. Use the command format: C:\> cacls <foldername> /E /G <username>:F CALCS stands for Change the Access Control ListS. This command allows you to add your user name to the security settings to permit access to the protected system folder when the gpedit.msc program is not available. Hope this helps.

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How to Make Invisible Password Protected Folder Submitted by Srikanth on...


How to Make Invisible Password Protected Folder2761870.jpg Submitted by Srikanth on Thursday, 10 December 200930 Comments Do you want to password protect your folder? Do you want to make it invisible so that it remains unnoticed by the normal users? Well here is a way to do that. In this post I will show you how to make a password protected folder in Windows without using any additional software. Here is is step by step procedure to create a password protected folder.

How to create a Password Protected Folder
Step-1: Create a new folder (Right-click -> New -> Folder) and give it any name of your choice. For instance I name it as ABC.
Step-2: Now in this folder place all the important files, documents or any folders that you want to password protect.
Step-3: Now Right-click on this folder (ABC) and select the option Send To -> Compressed (zipped) Folder.
Step-4: Now a new compressed zipped folder gets created next this folder (ABC) with the same name.
Step-5: Double-click on this compressed zipped folder and you should see your original folder (ABC) here.
Step-6: Now goto the File menu and select the option Add a password.
ie: File -> Add a password
Now a small window will pop up and here you can set your desired password. Once the password is set, the folder will ask for the password every time it is opened. Thus you have now created the password protected folder.

How to make it Invisible
Step-1: Now Right-click on this password protected folder and select Properties.
Step-2: At the bottom select the option Hidden and press OK. Now your folder gets invisible (hidden).
Step-3: In order to unhide this folder go to My Computer – >Tools -> Folder options. Switch to View tab, scroll down and under Hidden files and folders you’ll see the following two options
  • Do not show hidden files and folders
  • Show hidden files and folders
Now select the second option and press OK. Now the invisible folder becomes visible in it’s location. To access it you need the password. To make it invisible again repeat step -1 through step-3 and select the first option and click OK. Now the folder becomes invisible once again.
I hope you like this post. Pass your comments!! Cheers

on Mar 30, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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An error message informs you that you cannot move or rename the Documents and...


To specify a different folder for the Documents and Settings folder during installation, follow these steps: 1. Run Winnt.exe or Winnt32.exe by using the /unattend option, and then insert the following entry into the Unattend.txt file, where z:\foldername is the path and folder name you want: [GuiUNattended]
ProfilesDir = z:\foldername 2. Install Windows. The path that you included in the Unattend.txt file is used instead of the default Documents and Settings folder.NOTE: This method does not relocate any key Windows components. Use this method if you require only user-specific data to be moved.

After you install Windows XP, to specify a folder other than the Documents and Settings folder for a particular user's data, follow these steps: 1. Identify the user's profile path. You can identify the profile path either by user security ID (SID) or by user path settings. The user SID method is preferred. To identify the user's profile path by the user SID loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); a. Use the Getsid tool from the Windows Server Resource Kit to obtain the SID. At a command prompt, use the following syntax: getsid \\ComputerName UserName \\ComputerName UserNameFor example: getsid \\windowsxp joedoe \\windowsxp joedoeThe results look something like this: = The SID for account WINDOWSXP\joedoe is S-1-5-21-1708537768-1993962763-1957994488-1003 b. After you obtain the user SID, start Registry Editor (Regedit.exe or Regedt32.exe), and then select the user SID under the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList To identify the profile path by the user's path settings loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); a. Log on to the computer as the user, and then type set at a command prompt. Note the setting for UserProfile, and then quit the command prompt. b. Log on to the computer as an administrator. c. Use Registry Editor to add the UserProfile setting to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList d. Click the registry key, and then click Find on the Edit menu. e. In the Find box, type the value of the UserProfile setting, and then click Find Next. 2. In the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList registry key, change the ProfileImagePath value to reflect the new path that you want to use, and then quit Registry Editor. 3. Log on to the computer as the user, type set at a command prompt, and then verify that the path has changed.
Moving the entire folder loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); NOTE: This method does relocate key Windows components. Use this method only if you require the Documents and Settings folder to be moved or renamed and you cannot use the Unattend.txt file to change the name during installation.

To specify a different folder for the entire Documents and Settings folder, including key system components, follow these steps: 1. Log on to the computer as an administrator, and then create a new folder. 2. In the current Documents and Settings folder, on the Tools menu, click Folder Options, and then click the View tab. 3. Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, and then click to clear the Hide extensions for known file types and Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check boxes. 4. Click OK. 5. Click and drag all the folders in the Documents and Settings folder to copy them to the new folder, except for the folder for the currently logged-on administrator. 6. Log off and then log back on, using a different administrator account from the one that you just logged off from. 7. Open the Documents and Settings folder again, and then copy the profile of the administrator that you just logged off from to the new folder. This extra step is needed because you cannot copy the profile of the account that is currently logged on. 8. Log off the computer, and then again log on to the computer as an administrator. 9. Start Registry Editor, and then click Find on the Edit menu. 10. Type documents and settings, and then click Find Next. 11. For every registry key or value that contains the original path, replace the value data or rename the value or registry key to the new path.IMPORTANT: You must complete this change in the registry for every instance of the original path, or your computer may not start. It is imperative that you update all registry keys and values with the new path.

12. Restart the computer. You can now safely remove the original Documents and Settings folder.

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How do I reset the password on the windows 7 home page


Windows has a built-in security system that requires a user to type in a password to get to his personal account.
Only an "Administrator" account holder can make software changes to the computer.
All other users, including Guest users, need the permission of an Administrator to make any system changes.
However, if you have a guest account and need to access the Administrator account to make changes, you can do so via the Command Prompt feature.
Log in to your Guest account in Windows.
Go to "Start" > "Search" and type in "windows/system32/cmd.exe" to find the Command Prompt feature.
When the file appears on the search menu, drag it to your desktop.
Leave the search window open.

Right-click the cmd.exe file on your desktop and choose "Rename."
Type "sethc.exe" for the new name and click on an empty area next to the file name to save the new name.
Right-click on the "sethc.exe" file and click on "Copy."
Go back to the open "windows/system32" folder and right-click anywhere in the folder.
Select "Paste" to put the "sethc.exe" file inside.
Choose "Yes" when asked if you want to overwrite the current file.
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The Command Prompt will open.
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Press "Enter" to set your new password.
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Click on the Administrator User Account and type the password you just set to log in to the account.

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Installation error --- Error Code 2203 Please help, thanks


It's long but this should get your problem resolved and I would appreciate a Four thumbs up if it helps you ,If u have connected your printer only through the USB then leave out the last step.

Fatal Error 2203 - Windows XP
Windows Vista.
Giving permissions to C:\Program files folder may sometimes be difficult but here is the resolution.
Perform L3 uninstallation.
Delete digital imaging folder from C:\program files\hp folder.
Delete digital imaging folder from registry.
Deleting registry key below:
Registry Path - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging
On completing the above steps
Note: * Do not Restart the computer.
Click Start and type Run command in start search bar.
Right click command prompt and Run as Administrator
Type the following command
Net user administrator /active:yes
The above command will enable hidden account in Vista Operating system. Once enabled,
Restart the computer.
Once Restarted, "New user account will show up on logon screen called "Admin" and no password required."
Once logged in to Admin account
Reinstall the software.
After successful software installation, Please use the below command to disable hidden account feature
Click Start and type Run command in start search bar.
Right click command prompt and Run as Administrator
Type the following command
Net user administrator /active:no

1.uninstall the complete HP software, run windows clean up utility
2.under msconfig, disable MSconfig's sevices(non microsoft)

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Surabaya in my birthday


If you are getting message like" Surabaya in my birthday, Don't kill me, I'm just send message from your computer", then it obvious that your computer is infected with Surabaya Virus

Symptoms of Virus
1) All folders get disappear.
2) Folder options not work.
3) Machine Restarts on running command like msconfig , regedit.
4) You are unable to install many antivirus.
5) Folders name appear with scr extension ( Actually not folders)

Reasons of infection
1) Infection from removable drives e.g. pendrive, hard disk,
2) Reading cards using card reader
3) From CD or DVD
4) From others computer
5) From internet

Remedies:

1) Using free software:
Download the "Autorun Eater" from internet ( 1.5mb)
Download from:
http://oldmcdonald.wordpress.com/
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secure-cleaning/Autorun-Eater.shtml

a) Install "Autorun eater" ( some Antivirus detect it as a virus but it is safe) and run it. It appears at taskbar ( lower right corner)

b) Right click on it and follow following path
Registry fix>>fix folder option.
(This will repair folder option and it will appear in tool menu)
Now you can see hidden folders

But Surabaya virus change your folder attribute to system folder. So to see your folders you have to untcheck option " hide protected system files and folder" which appears
Right "below the show hidden files and folder" option
Path:
Open my computer>>tools>>folder option>>view>>uncheck show hidden files.. and hide protected system files and folder
How to change folder attributes to normal

You can use command prompt to change the folder attributes
A) Start MS-DOS command prompt (start>>program files>>accessories>>command prompt
B) Type drive letter and attrib command
D:\Attrib *. * -S -H -R /D /S ( Put space between /D and /S switches.)
This will change your all folder option to normal

1)Manual:
a) type "regedit" at command prompt..STRAT>>run>>regedit
b) Search word 'surabaya' in registry...Edit>>find>>Surabaya
c) Delete two entries appeared in search as " LegalNotice Caption and LegalNoticeText"
d) Now using left option tree navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\showfile
check value 0 to 1

Autorun Eater software:
Autorun Eater software helps to protect and remove autorun virus which generally infects from external storage device and internet. This small software is very helpful in conjunction with any antivirus software even it alone can protect your computer from autorun virus(but not complete solution).

(C)infoall , legal: Use above information on your own risk

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Forgot my admin password how do logon


-There are two ways to access system 1 is for the admin and the other is for users.

-If you have forgotten the password for the USER , you may want to try this thing.

Winsows XP:
-Restart the computer-press f8 until you reach windows advance option menu-click safemode w/ command prompt-type c:windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe -choose a date that you remember you can logon properly on your system.
- Follow the instructions given to perform the System Restore process.

Windows Vista:
-Restart system -press f8 until you reach windows advance option menu select REPAIR -select appropriate language settings -choose system restore.- GUI system restore page will come up -choose a date that you remember you can logon properly on your system.

-LAST OPTION
- Boot using the WinVista Installation DVD, then Run Repair Options- Launch command prompt, then type
-net user administrator /active:yes
-This will enable the “The Administrator account” in vista. Then try to boot normally back in vista.Take note that “The Administrator” account will be an option in the login screen Login using the administrator account then browse on the damaged profile under c:\users\exampleprofile Then try to copy all the files on the folder to a temporary folder. Delete the damaged profile eg. c:\users\exampleprofile .Create a new User Profile with the same name as the damaged user profile. You can do this in Control panel/User Account . Copy all the files from the temporary folder to the new user profile created. Restart system
-IF No..GO -Back-up -Reinstall windows

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Delete folder


Hi muraripcs,
 
Logon as Administrator and delete the protected folder.
 
You logon as Administrator like this:
Open the command prompt with Administrative privileges by opening the Start Menu, and typing cmd in the search box, and then press Ctrl+Shift+Enter
Type the following in the command prompt:
net user administrator /active:yes
Press Enter
Restart your computer and logon as Administrator.
Note: You might want to set a password for the administrator’s account for at least a little protection.
Warning: Running as Administrator in Windows Vista bypasses all security and is NOT recommended. 
If you decide to use the Administrator account don’t complain when you start having problems :-).


Regards
Teis

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Running Mac Os X 10.4.11 my finder keeps resetting by itself


  1. Log in as an administrator.
  2. Open Terminal (in /Applications/Utilities).
  3. Type the following commands, each on a single line and followed by Return (enter an admin password when prompted):

sudo dscl . create /Groups/username GroupMembership username

sudo dscl . change /Groups/username RecordName username _username
Replace the italicized "username" with your account username (which is also the name of the user's Home folder, in the Users folder). Remember to include the underscore "_" before your user name in the second command.
If you have more than one account on the computer affected by this issue, you should run these two commands again for each account, substituting with the appropriate user name each time.

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