I would like to share a folder on my personal laptop so I can access it through the network in my work environment but would like some form of authentication so that not just anyone can view the contents. The work network uses a domain which the laptop is not a member of so currently to access it I have shared to "Everyone". Is there a way that I can share the folder that has a popup asking for a user and password before access is granted? I don't want to have to join the network on my laptop as I use it at home on a workgroup. Laptop is an Accer Aspire 5755G 64Bit Windows 7 ultimate.
Is there anything similar to the protection you can put on Office documents that can be applied to folders?