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Angelo Watson
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Joined: Oct 27, 2002
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Is it possible to create a folder on a windows desktop and when a user double clicks on it, it will prompt the user a password.
Please Help.
Philip Shanks
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Joined: Oct 15, 2002
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Two things:
(1) What's this got to do with Java?
(2) I don't think it's possible.
I think you might approximate this behavior on a Windoze NT/2K/XP machine by the following rather convoluted means:
a. create a hidden folder (weakest link in the chain -- if you simply set permissions on this, then the user isn't prompted for anything. They just get access or denied.)
b. create a share to the hidden folder only available to specific localhost or domain users
c. mount the share on a drive letter (this is where it gets dicey)
d. create a link to that drive -- this is the thing that users will double-click on, and possibly get prompted with a "connect-as" prompt.
If this works (and I make no guarantees!) the link should appear to be a folder with restricted access properties that might produce a prompt.
Disclaimer: I am a Linux user. I make absolutely no claims to know how to do anything in a Windoze environment, nor do I know why anyone would want to do anything in such an environment.

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