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Can I password-protect my Dropbox folder?

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I want  to ensure that people cannot access my dropbox if my computer was stolen. Can i password protect the dropbox folder? 

 

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Re: protect access from laptop

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Not with Dropbox no, because it is just a folder on the machine like all others.

How do you secure 'My Documents' etc.? Do the same to the Dropbox one.

 


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Re: protect access from laptop

Dropboxer
Hey @LKRD, welcome to our forum! 

You could secure your entire computer’s contents with an operating system login/password. In the event that you have your local Dropbox folder protected, someone may still be able to gain access to your account online, if you’re logged in through our desktop app. 
 
Cheers! 



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Re: protect access from laptop

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my laptop is protected with password and any new confidential documents but i want to secure old docuents in a old folder but the encryption option is greyed out so cant do it

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Re: protect access from laptop

Dropboxer
Hey again, @LKRD

Where is this old folder located? What encryption option are you referring to? Can you include a screenshot in your next reply? 

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Re: protect access from laptop

Dropboxer
 
Hi LKRD
 
I hope you’re doing great! Rainbow
 
Just checking back with you, did you have the time to have a look at @Sanchez questions in order to troubleshoot further? 
 
Let me know if there has been any progress on the issue!
 
[This thread is now closed by moderators due to inactivity. If you're experiencing a similar behavior, feel free to start a new discussion in the Dropbox Community here.]



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