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how can I hide or password protect a network folder

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I have developed a script to do daily backups to a network folder at work.. I need to hide or password protect my backup destination network folder from other network users.... I need to include whatever method in my automated script that runs daily... I have been unable to find a way to accomplish this... Thank you for helping....

Jim

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It depends on how well it needs to be hidden. If you just want to hide it from ordinary users you can make it a hidden share by adding $ to the sharename (eg. Shared$). This way if users browse the device it wont be published.

You could lock it down so that users can't access it and create a service account to run your script with, or do both


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It depends on how well it needs to be hidden. If you just want to hide it from ordinary users you can make it a hidden share by adding $ to the sharename (eg. Shared$). This way if users browse the device it wont be published.

You could lock it down so that users can't access it and create a service account to run your script with, or do both

Actually I frequently need to access the folder by browsing from one of several PC's.. So I was thinking that a password hide or access would work well for me... Thanks for your suggestion... ps. all users on the network are administrators...

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