Windows 10: Is my user password protected, and what does it protect against?

Discus and support Is my user password protected, and what does it protect against? in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; Hello everyone I can't figure out, if my Windows user is really password protected. I am using Microsoft Windows 10 Home I have only 1 local user /... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by EmilDK, Apr 6, 2021.

  1. EmilDK Win User

    Is my user password protected, and what does it protect against?


    Hello everyone

    I can't figure out, if my Windows user is really password protected.

    I am using Microsoft Windows 10 Home
    I have only 1 local user / admin

    If I shutdown PC, and turn on again, I don't have to enter password
    If I restart PC, I don't have to enter password

    If I Windows key + L / log off, I see my Windows user and have to enter password

    In Optins - Setting for logon - Password
    When I press change, it shows my user profile and asks for Current password

    1)
    Is my Windows user password protected?
    2)
    Having a password protected Windows user, does is protect against other devices / hackers on the network from getting access to my system / files?
    3)
    Having a password protected Windows user, does is protect against other devices / hackers through the internet from getting access to my system / files?

    Thanks in advance for replying

    Best regards

    :)
     
    EmilDK, Apr 6, 2021
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  2. Laurijan Win User

    Password protected Harddisk

    Hi!

    According to ATA specifications every ATA harddisk (PATA,SATA) must have the possibility be protected by a password - the bios must be compatible but most new ones are.
    A nice progam HD-X Lock makes it possible to install passwords to ones harddisks so that ever time the PC is shut down and is started again a usb-stick or CD-Rom or floppy with this program has to be inserted to provide a password. Otherwise the Harddisk apears to be empty / formatted. A very nice thing if one is a pirate.
    There is a user password and a master password. With the free version of HD-X Lock one can only set the user password - with the full version also the master password which is important cause the factory set master password in all seagte harddisks is well know (seagate+25 spaces) and samsung has no master password at all installed.
    With laptops that have a harddisk password setting in the bios one can not use HD-X Lock because when you set a password with HD-X Lock it is internally scrambled and you can not get the harddisk open without putting the lapstops harddisk into a desktop PC.
     
    Laurijan, Apr 6, 2021
    #2
  3. Password Protecting Sensitive Data

    Thanks. Sorry for the noobishness, but would the encrypted folders also be password protected so they couldn't be accessed even if the person had the computer or drive?
     
    jasper1605, Apr 6, 2021
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  4. bakasamaz Win User

    Is my user password protected, and what does it protect against?

    How To: Password Protect a Folder in Network?

    xp pro

    Hi i have xp pro and i Unchecked the simple file sharing. Can you walk me through? what i want is to password protect Shared folders, so whenever from the others computers try to access those folders a Prompt message pop up asking for user name and password.
     
    bakasamaz, Apr 6, 2021
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