There are reasons why I like XP Pro over the "home" version and one of them is
file and folder security. However if your computer came with XP Home you
probably don't want to shell out the bucks for an upgrade.
File Security manager makes managing file and folder permissions in Windows XP
Home Edition using advanced security settings interface like Windows XP
Professional provides. This is not just "folder or file locking" software - this
is absolutely unique program, because File Security Manager brings all Windows
XP Professional NTFS security features to Windows XP Home! And... makes Windows
XP Home like Windows XP Professional!
For example, using this program you can: allow access for one user and deny for
others, allow access to shared folder but deny access to subfolder of the shared
folder, allow copy executables from shared folder but deny launching them when they
are accessed through a network.
File Security Manager also includes Secure Deletion and Security Wizard which
simplifies your work.