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Network Hard Drive Password

Discussion in 'Networking' started by EnfoToad, Apr 7, 2008.

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  1. EnfoToad

    EnfoToad Thread Starter

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    I took my old computer and turned its hard drive into a network drive. Then I mapped it on all the computers on the wireless network. The wireless network is protected but I want to put a password on the network drive. How do I put the password on the drive?

    Thank you for your help!
     
  2. Wanderer2

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    You can't put a password on a drive except at the bios level and that is not what you are asking for.

    You are asking that when some goes to access the drive they have to put in a password.

    Only way I know you can do that is to have the user accounts on this drives computer have the same name for each user account but you have to put in a different user password then the one they use to logon their pc.

    example: userA logs in locally using "happy" as their passwork. userA on the remote hard drive pc has password "sad". Same name, different password.

    Then they will recieve a password challenge but once they enter it they have all access until the next time they logon and connect.

    Otherwise you have to purchase 3rd party password folders/shares program. Google it for more info.
     
  3. EnfoToad

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    So I need to create a second user account and then make different passwords for each other?
     
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