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Windows 7: Password protected network share folders

02 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Password protected network share folders

I want to share 3 folders to 3 computers. And I want to set different passwords to each folder so they can't see each other's files.

I googled but I really can't find the working method. Here's what I tried so far:

I Created a new user Ben, passworded.
Computer Management > System Tools > Local Users and Groups > Users > New user...

I shared the folder:

Method 1
Right click folder > Share with > Specific people > Add Ben > Give Read/Write Permission Level
Result: Didn't work, Network Error, I do not have permission to access, contact administrator.

Method 2
Right clock folder > Properties > Sharing > Advanced sharing > Permissions > Add Ben to the top list > Check box full control
Result: Didn't work either, same error message

Method 3
Right clock folder > Properties > Security > Edit > Add Ben to the list > Check box Allow full control
Result: Nope, same

Other settings I changed:

Admin Tools > Local Security Policy > Security Settings > Local Policy > Security Options > Network security: LAN Manager authentication level > Send LM & NTLM - use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated
Result: Didn't seem to help

Enable NetBios
LAN Adapter Properties > TCP/IPv4 > Check Box Enabled NetBios

It still doesn't prompt me for user name and password and I can't access as Ben.

Please help!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jul 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)


I've looking for a way to do this but have given up, Windows 7 doesn't support folder level password control as far as I'm aware.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi UKMedia

This is VERY frustrating. AUGH. Thank god at least remote desktop works so I don't need to run back and forth between the lounge and my room.

There are guides on this problem everywhere but none of them works.

Such as the following:
Add password protection to shared folder access in Windows 7
How To Allow Only One PC To Access A Certain Folder On Wireless Home Network? - Networking


The problem I have is that I can't add my computer into the 'Share with' list. The computer that I want to share files with.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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