When would one require this?
There are quite a few places where this would come in handy. For example: Normally I keep my bank account PINs saved in a notepad!! Now I can be bit relieved by saving it within this Private folder.
One can save all important documents, credit card information etc., within this. It would really be helpful in home PCs or shared PCs where multiple persons operate a same box.
After downloading, double click on the .msi (Microsoft Installer) file. Usual MS installation with few Next, Next buttons :)
Once it is done we need to restart the system. After restarting the system, choose MS Private folder 1.0 from Start >> Program Files menu. This would start the installation wizard.
This is the first screen during the installation process
That's it. Now a new icon in the shape of a "lock" would appear in the system tray. You can right click on that icon to see whole a lot of functionalities which it offers.
Phew atleast from now on i need not be afraid of sharing my Laptop with my wife :)
Btw, one of my friend also introduced me to http://www.truecrypt.org/ which is an opensource disk encryption software.
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