- On Windows, when folders containing confidential information are stored on your personal computer. You want all sub-folders and the files that they contain to be systematically protected.
This feature is not available in macOS.
- From Windows explorer, right-click on the local folder you wish to protect and select Stormshield Data Security > Enable automatic protection. This operation cannot be performed for folders located on a USB drive or shared network.
- In the Protect access window, select where necessary the users other than yourself allowed to edit the folder.
- In the My address book column, filter the user list by entering the first few letters of their names in the Search for user field, then click on the icon.
- In the Allowed users column, check the box Allowed to manage access to enable these users to allow other users to see and edit the folder.
If you cannot find a user in the list, refer to the section Importing a personal key.
- Click on Next.
- Check the summary and click Protect.
The folder as well as sub-folders and files that it contains are now protected and can only be accessed by you and the users that you have authorized. A blue padlock appears on their icons.
From now on, any folder or file that you create or move in the protected folder will also be protected in the same way.
If you move this folder, its contents will remain protected, but automatic protection will be disabled: new files that are added will no longer be protected automatically. You will need to do so manually. For more information, please refer to the section Protecting access to a file.