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Password on shared folders(Win 7)

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I'm sharing folders over a simple home network by allowing 'Everyone' access to the folders, but I would like to put a password on it. It can either be that everyone has the same password, or so that each computer accessing it has their own separate pass. Ive been trying to figure this out, but I cant get it working. Any help is appreciated
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If you have Active Directory and it's components installed create a group then put all the users in the group. After that allow that group access it will authenticate via there Windows login.
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This is on win 7 home so active directory wont work....thanks anyways
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post #4 of 5
If its your files and folder then they'll need your password. Why not put it in the public folder and use GPO to restrict everyone's read and write access?
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What you could do if everybody is windows 7 is establish a homegroup network and a password. IIRC homegroup will work with everything else also but i am not sure
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