Windows 10: Protecting Folders

Discus and support Protecting Folders in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Unable to password protect a folder in windows 10. In the advanced attributes "Encrypt contents to secure data" is greyed out. How can I resolve it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by priyabratapatnaik, Sep 15, 2021 at 11:32 AM.

  1. Protecting Folders


    Unable to password protect a folder in windows 10. In the advanced attributes "Encrypt contents to secure data" is greyed out. How can I resolve it

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    priyabratapatnaik, Sep 15, 2021 at 11:32 AM
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  2. Frogger Win User

    ?? How do I PW protect Folders in windows

    hmmm?
    Sharing files and folders overview You can share the files and folders stored on your computer, on a network, and on the Web. The method you choose depends on whom you want to share files with, and what computer they will use to access the files.

    When you share files or folders, they are not as protected as they are when you do not share them. People with access to your computer or your network might be able to read, copy, or change files that are in a shared folder. You should always be aware that the files and folders that you share are available to other people and be sure to monitor your shared files and folders on a regular basis.

    Important

    If your computer is not joined to a domain, you can use the Network Setup Wizard to automatically turn file and printer sharing on or off. To start the Network Setup Wizard, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Setup Wizard.
    If you both use the same computer

    You can put the files you want to share in the Shared Documents folder. Files stored in the Shared Documents folder or its subfolders are always available to other users on your computer.

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, the Shared Documents, Shared Pictures, and Shared Music folders are not available.
    If both computers are on the same network

    You can share a folder or drive on your computer with others on the network. You can also control whether the files in the shared folder can be modified by other users.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, you will need to set the Access control for the folder or drive after sharing it. For more information, go to To set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions.
    If you want to share your files online

    You can publish pictures and documents on the Web using the Web Publishing Wizard. The files will be stored in a private, online folder that you manage.

    Step-by-step procedure

    If you don't want others to access your files

    You can prevent other users from accessing your folders and the files they contain. When your computer is connected to a domain, this is called setting permissions for your file or folder. When your computer is connected to a workgroup, this is called making your folders private.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure

    'HELP' it can be your friend *Smile Protecting Folders :)
     
  3. Anne Ros Win User
    How do I REMOVE a folder from the list of "Protected folders" (virus&threat protection setting "Protected folders")

    Hi Mörre,

    You can either add or delete a folder in Windows Defender protected folder. To do that, follow the steps below:

    • Open Windows Defender and go Protected folders
      option.
    • Click on the listed folder you want to remove, then click the Remove
      button.
    • Click Yes to continue the deletion. Enter UAC permission when prompted.

    Get back to us if you need further assistance.
     
  4. oemSoft Win User

    Protecting Folders

    What is Protected Folder for Ranaware?

    For windows 10, under Windows security > Ranaware protection > Control Folder for access, if I add a filepath into this lists, I would like to know on how windows can protect files within given specific folder.

    I get a script folder, such as F:\script, which contain executed files, and Anti-virus may trigger a false alarm and delete those files, if I add F:\script filepath into above control folder lists, would those executed file be deleted by Anti-virus under
    this situation?

    Furthermore, I get some setting files, that should be protected for edited as well, can the feature of control folder protect those files as well?

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions
     
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