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How can I password protect a folder (not a shared folder)?

How can I password protect a folder (not a shared folder)?

prohap2
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How can I password protect a folder (not a shared folder)?

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Mark
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The same applies then - you cannot password protect a folder in Dropbox. There are ways of password protecting links when you share things (via a paid account) OR creating secure storage areas via the Dropbox vault (also a paid feature) but there isnt a way of password protecting any regular folders. 


 


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Mark
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Is this on a computer inside of the Dropbox directory?

 

I'm afraid you cannot. No such function exists. 


 


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Thanks for your answer.  re "Is this on a computer inside of the Dropbox directory?"    I am new at Dropbox so I do not understand the question.  Where would I find the "Dropbox directory" to see if my computer is listed there?

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Have you installed the Dropbox software on your computer and see the icon on the status bar at the top? If so that is what I am on about


 


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No, I just use a browser.

Mark
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The same applies then - you cannot password protect a folder in Dropbox. There are ways of password protecting links when you share things (via a paid account) OR creating secure storage areas via the Dropbox vault (also a paid feature) but there isnt a way of password protecting any regular folders. 


 


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Thanks

cephalonya
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Hi,

is it possible to protect the access on the dropbox folder in my desktop with a password? Otherwise everyone opening my computer can access and modify/delete important files. 
I did on the mobile app, but how I can manage it on desktop?

 

Thanks in advance

Alessandro

 

Jay
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Hi @cephalonya, I've merged you to this post to keep similar queries together. You can read the accepted solution for your answer.

 

If you have any further queries, feel free to message back.


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cephalonya
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So it means that  the only way is to use the VAULT folder. Is it only available with a paid account? And the Vault folder is protected also if I access by the desktop version?

 

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