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Access policy on an external drive

By Charlesjb ·
We have in our office an external USB drive used to save folders from several users. Any time that I need to make a backup to the drive, I pass it to the user and he/she will save the needed folders.
I need to find the posibility that the user have only access to the folder he is creating and not the to the others on the drive. I've seen several softwares to password protect the folders or even encrypt them, but I would like to know if there is any other option.

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NTFS Permissions

by IC-IT In reply to Access policy on an exter ...

If you are using an NT based OS.
You can setup shared folders on the drive (or single user folders). Then restrict permissions through the security tab.
If you are not in a Domain environment, you may need to do this from each computer that it will be connected to.
See this link for info on setting up NTFS Permissions;
http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10877_11-6152061.html

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Locking folders on a shared USB drive

by Charlesjb In reply to NTFS Permissions

Thanks bwilmot@, but after reading several articules I choose another method. Since the drive will be moving from place to place I downloaded an application named Folder Passsword Expert USB and it works just fine for the use I intended. It will password protect each folder that is on the drive and each user can use its own password to open its folder. The rest will remain locked.

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