Set password for network share

By bsaber
Feb 6, 2006
  1. Hi everyone,

    I have a wireless network setup ("workgroup" network) with file/printer sharing enabled. My sister has a tendency to "accidentally" delete files on one of my shared folders, which is on a computer connected to the network via a VPN connection. Does anyone know how I can make it so that it will require a password to gain access to that shared folder?

  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    Just set the access rights to read only for her user and full access for your user.
  3. bsaber

    bsaber TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 49

    How do I do that? I would prefer to just stop her from accessing the shared folder all together.

    Thanks for the help.

  4. bsaber

    bsaber TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 49

    Anyone else has any suggestions?

  5. HillJack

    HillJack TS Rookie Posts: 19

    Right-click on the folder, choose Properties. Go to the Security tab. Under Group or User names, click Add... and put her user name into that list. Then, in the box called Permissions for user, click on Deny beside Full Access, which should make checks appear in all other boxes below it. Poof, she (her user name) now has no access to that folder :)
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