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How to Encrypt and Assign Access Permissions for Shared Folder?

Step 1: Run the Program

Step 2: Customize the Permission Settings

Step 3: Click "Options" Tab for More Password Sharing Folder Settings

Step 4. Encrypt the Folder

Step 5. Share the Protected Folder

Step 6: Application on User's Computer

Step 7: Assign the Access Permissions

Step 8: Check the Visiting Record

Step 9: Decrypt the Protected Folder

Step 10: Clear the Log and Reset the Password

Kakasoft Shared Folder Protector is a type of professional shared folder encryption software, which can not only be used to password protect the shared folders in USB disk, portable hard drive as well as LAN-sharing folders but also provide you with the function of assigning access permissions to specific groups or individuals.

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Step 1: Run the Program

Run the Kakasoft Shared Folder Protector, and then open the main application wizard. Click “Add Folder” and choose the folder needs to be protected or you can directly drag the folder into the table as below.

main-window-for-protection

Step 2: Customize the Permission Settings

Click the Permission Settings, then you can customize the users right.

Read Access: the user can open the files in folder, but cannot copy or delete them.
Write Access: the user can only open and save the files in folder, but cannot copy or delete them.

Custom Access: when you choose it, a variety of users permissions can be composed as you like. The user has full access to the files in folder without any limit when choosing “Full Access Permission”.

Step 3: Click "Options" Tab for More Password Sharing Folder Settings

The security level can be set in this interface. The “Strength” is often the default setting of Normal. High or Highest Strength will take you more time .You are advised to choose the default settings at the first time, then modify after you are familiar with it.

Step 4. Encrypt the Folder

Now Click "Encrypt Now", input Administrator password, then click “Protect” to finish the encryption, and the protected folder will automatically pop up as below.

Note: The password can only be set as "123456" for the trial version.

Step 5. Share the Protected Folder

First of all, set Advanced Sharing for protected folder to make sure other computers can access, which is essential for our software to assign the permissions. Right click the protected folder, and then click the “properties”. Choose the “Sharing” tab, and set Advanced Sharing as follows.

Click “Security” tab, choose “Everyone”, and then click the “Edit” button.

Choose “Everyone” in Group or user names, and click “Full control” to complete the permissions setting.

Step 6: Application on User's Computer

Enter Network Neighborhood on the desktop, and double click the computer the protected folder is shared in, then you will find the protected folder that is shared. Run it, and log in as User 1 without password. User 1 is only allowed to read the folder.

When you log in as User 2, you have right to read and write the folder.

Login with the username of Admin will provide you with full access.

Step 7: Assign the Access Permissions

Log in with username, then choose the “manage” tab , click ”Privilege Manager” to set different user’s right here.

Step 8: Check the Visiting Record

Click “View Log”, the visiting records will be presented in the interface.

Step 9: Decrypt the Protected Folder

Click “Complete Unprotect” to decrypt the folder(shown as following).

Step 10: Clear the Log and Reset the Password

Enter the protected folder as Admin, click manage application, and then choose “Privilege Manager” to set different passwords for different users in the blank.

Choose “Clear Log” in the “View Log” to clean all of the visiting records.