Option to password-protect folders in OneDrive for added security
Last week we announced a new feature called Personal Vault that will be available soon for OneDrive consumer accounts. See this blog post for more details.
We have no plans to bring Personal Vault to our Commercial customers at this time, but continue to make investments in advanced security features that are unique to the Commercial service.
Ab awad commented
اريد استرداد النسخة القديمة والصور والفيديوهات من خلال حساباتي القديمة في جوجل كروم
I moved personal information to Vault. But could not download the Personal Vault to my Mac. Absent this feature this is useless as I can not dynamically update these folders
please add password protection option for personal vault as well. while traveling not always possible to receive incoming sms
I am having challenges getting any 2FA from your verifications, neither the phone call nor the SMS to phone worked for me.
Jay Jay commented
Thanks for implementing this great feature!
But one Question remains: How is the encryption implemented? As a matter of principle, I am very cautious storing personal data in the cloud. In theory, would Microsoft be able to access an decrypt the data if ordered by any authority?
Kim S commented
Please add the ability to have a password protected file in the same folder as a standard file accessible by link. Rather odd that this is not already an option.
¿Cómo está a fecha de hoy, la introducción de passwork en las acrpetas?
Hi How Can I protect with password of my folder in onedrive
Yep, this feature password and encryption are paramount
Colin Campbell commented
This is on the verge of being a deal breaker for my company. In the next tech meeting I'll be advocating that we unilaterally move away from OneDrive until this feature is added.
Brian Droze commented
The response of "We're looking at it" is from 2017 it is now 2019 and almost 2 years since. What is the status?
cant belive it
Batuhan YEL commented
It is 2019.. How come onedrive lack of this feature ? shame..
This is definitely something that should be done as it will add additional security to protect people's documents.
I also cannot believe in this day in age this is not available. It seems negligent in this age of cybercrime.
i want to protect my folders in one drive using password like windows encryption
We would like this option added. This would help keep our documents secure in case a device is compromised.
4 years later and we still want this ... new to OneDrive and can't believe it's not an option!!
Robert Lender commented
Microsoft/Douglas Pearce ,
Your OneDrive UserVoice intro states "While we can’t guarantee any specific features or timelines, we will respond to every suggestion that gets at least 500 votes."
Given that the only response I can find was "Thanks for the suggestion. We're looking at it" and this was over 2 years ago, I can only presume that your intro statement is only meant to pacify your users (might I remind you that these users are also responsible for you having a job and we can go elsewhere - if many have not already done so), especially given the tepid "response" by Microsoft to this suggestion.
This suggestion appears to have FAR AND AWAY the most votes of any suggestion on this forum, yet it appears that all of us who cared enough comment are essentially being ignored.
Remember, we cared enough to comment and (so far) stay. Imagine how many users simply realized this feature did not exist and just stopped using the service for a competitor's product.
Your products are supposed to be designed for the users, NOT MS engineers. If the users cannot get the features we want, we will go elsewhere for them.
Just food for thought.
Hello Microsoft (or Douglas Pearce), looks like you have been thinking since March 2017, for 2+ years, to add password to shared files in OneDrive. All other cloud storage sites provide this capability. When are you implementing this or do we need to switch to who provides that capability?