Microsoft, Microsoft, Microsoft… you suck.

I considered launching some kind of formal complaint, or petition, or suggestion, but this is easier!

I get a little paranoid about my stuff sometimes.
I was going through my files on my computer trying to delete the crap eating at my laptops goodness, and I found the folder where I keep all of my writing (thats not code for porn, I swear).
And I’m just a bit protective of it, I’m partially embarrassed and partially very proud of my various scribblings and ideas.
I don’t want anyone else reading my things, I barely want people reading my blog sometimes.
So I thought I’d put a password on the folder so I’m the only one that can get into it.

Apparently you can’t do that.
What? what? what?
I went into properties, went into security settings, did some Googling.
The only way you can make a file private from another person, is if that person has a user account on your computer, and you block that user account from accessing the file.
That is useless to me, as I’m the only one who uses my laptop.
Then why do I need a password?
I don’t know, I just wanted one!
And although it’s unneccessary, if my laptop is unused by others who may nosey about, I’m pissed off that I don’t have the option!

It’s like the other week we went out to a restaurant, and I was still getting over gastro and I just wanted something nice and simple like chicken schnitzel, whatever.
The menu had no schnitzel, had no tomato-based pasta, had no basic staples of a menu, apart from fish and chips.
It was supposed to be a child-friendly cafe too – how do you expect to feed children with no spagbol?
It was all creamy penne, gourmet pizza, weird burgers with pineapple on them.
I ended up eating half a piece of fish (out of two) and 10 chips.

Anyway, when you Google password protecting files, it comes up with a bunch of ads and stuff for non-Microsoft developed programs that do that.
So, up your game, Microsoft.
Gosh, don’t you have people that test your products and suggest the use of common sense?
I need to be on that team, damnit.

Readers, don’t tell me if Macs have this feature, because they don’t have a right click, and I couldn’t even see an on/off button on one, and that distresses me, so don’t even.

 

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