Microsoft Private Folder 1.0

Microsoft has released a new tool to protect private information on the desktop. With Private Folders the user gets a password protected folder on Windows XP. Download.
(The content is Genuine Microsoft Software protected)

I like it, even if it's not THAT kind of an invention... 😉


Comments (8)

  1. Stephen Spence says:

    If the news over the weekend is to be believed, this download has now been withdrawn following concerns and complaints from partners and customers of MSFT.


  2. Stephen Spence says:

    Seems to be some confusion somewhere folks:


    Following an outcry from corporate customers, Microsoft is removing an add-on feature to Windows that allowed users to create password-protected folders.

    The feature was introduced as a free download last week. Almost immediately, people raised questions over how businesses would grapple with the ability of individual workers to encrypt their data.

    "Private Folder 1.0 was designed as a benefit for customers running genuine Windows," Microsoft said in a statement to CNET on Friday. "However, we received feedback about concerns around manageability, data recovery and encryption, and based on that
    feedback, we are removing the application today. This change will take effect shortly."

  3. Stephen Spence says:

    Oh, and your link (

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  4. paulo says:

    I access to the content of Private Folder since a partition with Windows Vista or booting with Safe Mode with command prompt without password.

    Look this image.

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