password needed when searching HDD

January 8, 2009 at 07:15:58
Specs: Windows XP, 2gb, 1gb
hi,

when i am searching my hard drive (by right clicking on the HDD and going to search) from time to time it comes up with a box requesting a password which i am very unaware of what it is.

does anyone know why this is appearing and how can i get rid of it?

cheers

phill952000


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#1
January 8, 2009 at 07:20:05
Laptop or desktop?

New or used computer?

Multiple users or just you?


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#2
January 8, 2009 at 08:47:07
Did you encrypt any of the folders?

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#3
January 9, 2009 at 01:19:29
desktop, new, multiple,

the computer is networked but no other computer asks for the password when searching the networked hdd.

i have not encrypted any files

cheers


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#4
January 9, 2009 at 15:31:53
You didn't mention a "Networked" HDD. Are you talking about a shared drive on a server or machine other than the one you're sitting in front of? More details would help immensely.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#5
January 9, 2009 at 15:44:14
Jennifer, that point is not important, LOL.

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#6
January 13, 2009 at 00:30:24
when i am searching for something on the networked HDD, on a certain machine it is asking for a password but when searching for the exact same thing on a different machine (but still searching the networked HDD) it is not asking for a password.

this would me, to me anyways, that it has something to do with the computer and not one, or some of the files being encrypted or password protected.


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