How to add network shared folders as protected folders on an endpoint (user computer) in a Distributed File System (DFS) enviroment
  • 10 Apr 2023
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How to add network shared folders as protected folders on an endpoint (user computer) in a Distributed File System (DFS) enviroment

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Distributed File System (DFS) allows multiple servers to share the same file system and make it appear as a single file system to users. When using DFS, a single file or folder will have multiple paths that point to it. So, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind when anchoring/unanchoring files and folders in a DFS environment. Learn more here

Anchor Version 5.2.0 enables organizations to configure the DFS paths as protected folders. This allows seamless use of the protected/encrypted files on Network shares whether they use UNC paths, DFS paths, or Mapped drives.

How to add a DFS/UNC/Mapped Drive path as a protected folder on your computer (endpoint)

  1. Navigate to the location of the folder you want to protect.
  2. Right-click on your folder.
  3. Select Anchor > Anchor My Data > Add protection and Anchor my files.

After completing the above steps, you can access your anchored folder using DFS, UNC, and Mapped Drive Paths.


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