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how do I set a password for my shared folders if my laptop/user account doesn't have a password?

All the guides online say the shared folder password will be "your password that you use to login when you restart your computer" but I don't have a password for that.

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    So why don´t you just setup login credentials for your computer? That would take care of your problem and make your system that much safer. – Jannis Alexakis Dec 6 '17 at 8:09
  • I would rather not put login credentials on my laptop for personal reason though I am aware of the security benefits. I would just like to know how to set a password for the shared folder. – paddy Dec 6 '17 at 8:13
  • All the guides online are correct. What you want to do is not possible. – DavidPostill Dec 6 '17 at 9:29
  • You can set a password,. then set auto-login; which will feel like the same thing. You can then simply follow any of the guides. – Tetsujin Dec 6 '17 at 10:23
  • @Tetsujin This sounds like the best trade off. Where's the setting for for auto-login? – paddy Dec 6 '17 at 10:52
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You can try this workaround by using BAT files:

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/password-protect-folder-windows-10

  • Why does the body of your answer not contain the relevant information from your link? Why am I forced as a reader to view content on a website other than Superuser? – Ramhound Dec 6 '17 at 14:34

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