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Password protect file explorer

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Hi community,

Is there a way to password protect Dropbox folders when they are on my file explorer? Ideally, I’d like to have to enter a password when I start navigating in Dropbox on file explorer

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Re: Password protect file explorer

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Hi @Question123, thanks for joining the Community!

 

Currently it isn't possible to password-protect Dropbox, or any of the folders inside.

 

This is because Dropbox is not a network drive and the Dropbox software has no control over access to the folder. The Dropbox folder is just a normal folder and is no more or less secure than every other folder on your computer.

 

I'd recommend that you follow good security practices to protect your entire computer. It's a good idea to require a password to log in to your account, and to resume from sleep, screen savers and lock screens.

 

Hope this helps to clarify matters!


Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


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