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    Un-Securing XP Files?

    Hello,
    I just added a password to my XP logon, and Windows gave me an option to secure my files so that other users cannot use it (or see it? I didn't pay enough attention - basically, it said that having a password prevent other people from accessing my account but not my files). Without giving much thought, I just went with the "yes" thinking that there is always a way to undo a decision..

    Windows then went on for nearly a min doing some stuff, and it occured to me that maybe I do not -need- and possibly may not even -want- to make the files too un-accessible.

    It occured to me that might make recovering data more painful.. Something I do not want to have to do, but I am somewhat cautious about those things.
    Yet I couldn't find the option to undo my choice.. I've tried simply removing the password and re-entrying it, but I don't think that did it.

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    Encrypting File System is a feature of NTFS 5, it adds 128 or 168 bit encryption to data.

    removing it is simple - right click on the relevant folder (in this case, i would assume c:\documents and setting\username), properties, advanced, uncheck the "encrypt" checkbox near the bottom.

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      • Corsair Neutron XT 960GB
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    http://www.atlguide2000.com/windowsx...t=view&aid=114 should be an interesting read, just found it. appears to have guides etc.

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