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User friendly solution to password protect some files in a shared windows user profile

Posted on 2014-03-24
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Hello Folks,

I manage a small network were the same domain user account and profile is used on 4 computers since the users constantly swap desks. Two of the users want to make a few folders private from the other two. Most of the users are not very technical. Is there a solution to this issue that someone can recommend?

Thanks!
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by:Korbus
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Since you have a domain I would recommend you implement roaming profiles, and make users logon with their own account. Then, simply use NTFS permissions to restrict access to files or folders.
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Hi Korbus,

Thanks for your suggestion. I don't want to use roaming profiles due to the needs of their finicky line of business software so am hoping for some other solution.
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by:NARANTHIRAN
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You can use folder lock.
To Hide the folder and files and assign read only,write permissions to the folder file and drive..
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Hi Folks,

I thought of a solution. I am going to create a windows share that is locked down to an AD account that only the intended user has access to. The user will then access this share with a shortcut on the shared profile's desktop and windows will ask them to authenticate. This will give them a simple way to password protect their files. Thanks for your suggestions!
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My method will suit the situation best.
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