July 14, 2006
Microsoft Private Folder 1.0: Now You See It, Now You Don't
Here's an interesting turn of events. Microsoft introduced a Windows add-on called Private Folder 1.0. It allowed users to create an encrypted password protected folder on their desktops. Nice idea, but IT administrators went ballistic about a tool that let workers own a piece of their hard drives. Microsoft has since announced that it is withdrawing the product, at least according to CNET. The link to the MS download page is still active however, at least as of this writing.
From the Microsoft Private Folder web page:
Microsoft Private Folder 1.0 is a useful tool for you to protect your private data when your friends, colleagues, kids or other people share your PC or account. With this tool, you will get one password protected folder called 'My Private Folder' in your account to save your personal files. Download and have your private folder today!
The following hardware and software are required to run Microsoft Private Folder 1.0:
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Professional Edition and Media Center Edition with SP2
Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor
Please note: Microsoft Private Folder 1.0 is provided specifically for genuine Windows customers, and requires genuine Windows validation in order to download. The software is free, and does not come with product support.
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