If you're running NTFS on your Win2K system, you can give yourself extra security by encrypting files. To do so, open My Computer, drill down to the file or folder you want to encrypt, and right-click it to bring up a menu. Select Properties and click Advanced... on the Properties dialog box. You'll find an "Encrypt contents to secure data" check-box at the bottom of the dialog box. Check this box and click OK. Click OK again to dismiss the Properties dialog. You must confirm that you do want to encrypt files—and whether you want to do so only for the selected folder or for all subfolders and files. Be sure to read the entire article.