We have a PC as server and shared drive. Other PCs access this shared drive to read/write files/folders. Let's say there are 5 Main folders in this shared drive, named F1 to F5, which belong to PC1 to PC5 respectively.

We want to set different passwords for different folders. So that different PCs can access their own files/folders at the same time.

I tried some software, but unfortunately, they set one password for all the folders that I specify.

Would you please recommend a software that can set different passwords for different folders in windows?

P.S. I don't want to compress the files/folders. So compression software like WinRar are not of use in this case.


I tried a software called "Folder Guard". I was able to set different passwords for different folders. But the problem is that when setting paswords for shared folders, the other people on the network could not access those folders (access denied)!

  • Any suggestions ???
    – Omid1989
    Apr 7, 2016 at 15:39
  • Usernames and passwords are pairs. However, you can create multiple usernames and assign each user to a different folder, and therefore will have a different password.
    – cybernard
    Apr 9, 2016 at 1:46
  • Thanks @cybernard for your comment. But that won't help. Because I want to share these folders in a server.
    – Omid1989
    Apr 9, 2016 at 4:13
  • any other suggestions?
    – Omid1989
    Apr 9, 2016 at 13:04
  • You could use junctions or links, the mklink command to link them into 1 folder and share that. So //server/shareme/a,//server/shareme/b //server/shareme/c. However inside the shareme folde a,b,and c would be junctions,hard link, or symlinks to another location.
    – cybernard
    Apr 9, 2016 at 13:22

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You need to look into Encryption Software, there is plenty of software can protect, lock and Encrypt shared folders.

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