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Private Folder Needs Media Center Integration

Microsoft released Private Folder 1.0 the other day with one feature missing; Media Center integration!  Microsoft Private Folder 1.0 gives you the ability to password protect a folder, called “My Private Folder”.  Something people have wanted for years in Windows is the ability to password protect folders instead of using permissions/user accounts to do the work.  Permissions and user accounts do nothing when you forget to log off or lock the machine.

Private Folder 1.0 needs Media Center integration for the same reason.  I know that most Media Center don’t exit Media Center and log off when a whole family is sharing a Media Center PC.  Sometimes the same families have content on there machines that everyone might not need access to, if you know what I mean.

Here’s to a version of Private Folder with Media Center integration please!

For those who would like password protected folders for Media Center now, check out Keep It Private.

Published Sat, Jul 8 2006 19:22 by chrisl
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# re: Private Folder Needs Media Center Integration

Vote me for this, too!
Hiding some folders to family's eyes would be great.

Saturday, July 08, 2006 7:38 PM by Christoph Buenger

# re: Private Folder Needs Media Center Integration

Yeah one of the areas that MythTv has MCE squarely beat is managing different access levels through the UI. I was hoping vista MCE would have this resolved and was pretty disappointed when early builds clearly showed no innovation in this area at all. One MS MCE folks are all unmarried or to squeaky clean to collect *** like the rest of us ;)?

Saturday, July 08, 2006 11:06 PM by Griffon