How to protect my drive on LAN?

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I want to protect some of my files while my pc is connected through LAN. Is it possible to do so as I have some files which are

private. Can you guys help me protect my files ?

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How to protect my drive on LAN?

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By default, your files are not readily accessible or shared to other computers in your network. You will have to enable the sharing for a particular file or folder before anyone on the network can see the file/s. So, unless you manually enabled the sharing option on those files you are concerned about (which, again, by default are NOT shared), then you should not be worried about them being seen on the network.

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How to protect my drive on LAN?

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If you are Microsoft Windows OS user then you do not have to install any application for the required job. By default sharing of folders is disabled on all user accounts except for Public Folders. As an additional security you must Turn ON windows firewall. This will block any unauthorized access to your files from some external source. To turn it on do the following;

·         START > Control  Panel

·         Click on Windows Security Settings

Choose Firewall and Click to Turn it on under settings.

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How to protect my drive on LAN?

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Right-click on the files and click on Properties.

Under the Security tab, there is an option to set permissions on your file or folder.

Disable the Simple File Sharing by clicking on My Computer and then go to Tools and Folder Options.

Click the View tab and under the Advanced Settings, untick the Use simple file sharing (Recommended) check box and then click OK.

You can also use software like TrueCrypt to make a virtual protected disk inside the file and mount as a true disk with a password and My Lockbox to put your files on a encrypted folder.

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