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Old 08-02-2016, 07:38 PM   #1
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How to password protect folder on Linux


Hi, everyone. I'm very new to Linux (Mint), and I am trying to transfer documents and folders from my Windows laptop to the Linux Desktop via an Ethernet cable.

On the Windows network window, I can see the folder I'm sharing from the Linux computer. I can put Windows files in this folder, and it'll show up on Linux, however, everyone on the network can view those files.

How can I password protect that folder so that only I can have access to them from the Windows computer?

Thank you!
 
Old 08-02-2016, 07:58 PM   #2
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This looks like a start:-
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/passwor...older-windows/

You can also 'Lock a Folder'-
http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/pa...der-windows-10
 
Old 08-02-2016, 09:07 PM   #3
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You can change the permissions from the widows side, right click > properties, and make it so only you can read the files.
 
Old 08-02-2016, 11:46 PM   #4
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Hi, everyone. I'm very new to Linux (Mint), and I am trying to transfer documents and folders from my Windows laptop to the Linux Desktop via an Ethernet cable.

On the Windows network window, I can see the folder I'm sharing from the Linux computer. I can put Windows files in this folder, and it'll show up on Linux, however, everyone on the network can view those files.

How can I password protect that folder so that only I can have access to them from the Windows computer?

Thank you!
check out links below:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/.../bb457007.aspx
https://community.spiceworks.com/top...a-share-folder
 
Old 08-05-2016, 10:11 PM   #5
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Thanks for those links. I have checked them out - I am currently using a Windows Vista which does not have the encryption (with password) feature available.

Is there a way for me to send files directly to the Linux machine without it showing up on the network? This method will also work for me.
 
Old 08-05-2016, 10:26 PM   #6
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Thanks for those links. I have checked them out - I am currently using a Windows Vista which does not have the encryption (with password) feature available.

Is there a way for me to send files directly to the Linux machine without it showing up on the network? This method will also work for me.
I don't know if there is a way to send files w/o it showing up on the network. Sorry-

You could always use an external hard drive copy and than transfer those files from the Windows machine to the Linux machine.
 
Old 08-05-2016, 10:44 PM   #7
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It might be safer for you to use a usb thumb drive rather than the network (sneakernet).
 
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Thanks for those links. I have checked them out - I am currently using a Windows Vista which does not have the encryption (with password) feature available.

Is there a way for me to send files directly to the Linux machine without it showing up on the network? This method will also work for me.
Explicitly define permissions in Windows, for example, remove "Everyone" or "Authenticated Permissions" then just assign the user who has access to the folder.

When someone browse the network, users without the proper permission will not see those folders.


To send files to Linux from Windows or vice versa, you can use WinSCP.

Good luck!!
 
  


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