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How to encrypt laptop dropbox folder?

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New member | Level 2

I'd have a PC laptop and I'm trying to understand how to keep my dropbox folder encrypted in the event my laptop is stolen. How can I do this? 

I assume the dropbox folder contains resident copies of all my files, then sycronizes them with the cloud copy. Hence, the version on my laptop must be encryped. When I access this folder offline, I'd expect to enter a password to get into the folder. 

Thoughts?

 

 

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Re: How to encrypt laptop dropbox folder?

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Dropboxer

Hi there @John S.224, welcome to the Dropbox Community!

Firstly, you can check out this link on how Dropbox keeps your files secure. 

Also, please bear in mind that your Dropbox folder on your computer is just like any other folder, so any security measures taken to protect the content on your hard drive can also be applied.

Finally, you can have a look through this article for more info on what you can do to delete the Dropbox folder from a lost or stolen device. 

Hope this helps!


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