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If someone happen to use my computer and click the dropbox icon shown on my desktop, he/she will be able to see my files because there is no password protected. Is there anyway that can key in the password to protect my files?
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No - but that is because the folder is no different to any other on your machine. What would happen if they went to 'My Documents' or your desktop?

 


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Re: Password protect folders

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Hey there jennieng, welcome to the Forum & thanks for posting your feedback!
 
I agree with what Mark mentioned, but I would also like to add the option of Selective Syncing your files. This means that unless a user changes your Preferences” from the Dropbox desktop icon, they will not be able to see all of your files. I would also suggest putting a user password on your computer. 
 
I hope this was helpful. Please let us know if you have any more questions & I look forward to your posts in the future. Have a wonderful day in the mean time!

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Re: Password protect folders

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Password protecting your computer user account is the ONLY solution you should consider. If your computer user account is not protected then all of your files anywhere on your computer are accessible, along with the Dropbox application preferences.

If you don't protect your user account and instead rely on security by obscurity, such as using Selective Sync as @Lusil mentioned, then all someone has to do is access Dropbox preferences and renable syncing for those files. And really, they don't even need to do that as the Dropbox application would also allow them to access your account online where all of your files are available.

 

The ONLY solution is to protect your computer user account with a password and make sure you lock your account when you step away from the computer.

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Re: Password protect folders

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Please protectopic my Dropbox link I using Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phone.
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Re: Password protect folders

Dropboxer

Hi there @Sarbjitkaur, welcome to the Dropbox Community!

We'd be more than happy to help, but I'm not exactly clear on what you're trying to achieve. 

Any info you could give us would be very helpful. Thanks!


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