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Password protect individual folders on mapped drives?

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  1. Everway9

    Everway9 Thread Starter

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    Hiya all. :)

    At work I have setup a usb hard drive on the router and have mapped the drive on our users windows 10 pc's.

    I am creating two folders on the drive. One for general use and one for sensitive files.

    If it is possible I would like to password protect the folder with the sensitive files so that only authorised users can access it by entering a password.

    Please can you help?

    Many thanks in advance. :)
     
  2. Triple6

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    You might be able too depending on the options in the router. If you had a NAS you could set permissions on various shares & folders based on the user's account/credentials.
     
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    Hiya Triple6. :)

    Thanks for your post.

    Unfortunately the only option for a password for the hard drive is to use the routers admin details and that password protects the whole drive. The router is a Netgear Nighthawk D7000. And the USB drive is a Western Digital MyPassport 1TB Red.

    And yes.. a NAS unit would be ideal but we can't afford one at the moment unfortunately.
     
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    When you can afford one I'd look at a QNAP NAS.
     
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    Yeah. Qnap ones are ok. I also like the Synology, Buffalo terastation, and WesternDigital PR/EX series. I own a WD PR2100 12TB myself but work ain't getting it. :D
     
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    I haven't checked it out yet but the MyPassport drive has hardware encryption. That maybe of some use.
     
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    No, encryption is of no use here.
     
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