Automatically protecting folder contents

To automatically protect access to confidential folders:

This feature is not available in macOS.

  1. 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.Enable automatic protection menu
  2. 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 Search icon 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 contents of the folder.

If you cannot find a user in the list, refer to the section Users cannot be found in the list.

  1. Click on Next.
  2. Check the summary and click on Protect.

Files contained in the folder and sub-folders are now protected and only you and the users that you have authorized will be able to access them. A blue padlock appears on the icons of the folder, its sub-folders and the files that they contain.

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 certain files in the folder were already protected earlier, the following rules will apply:

  • Users who were allowed to access or modify access to these files will be replaced with those selected in the more recent protection.
  • Files that are already protected and for which you are not allowed to manage access will not be processed.