Dropbox, Google Drive and other cloud accounts have become the reason of dependence of many users where they find a lot of convenience and ease in storing their data on the cloud.
Cloud storage came into existence a few years ago and since then, the USB storage option has become void or being replaced as we speak. The reason behind this is that these USB drives are supposed to be carried, are easily attacked with viruses, and since they are too small, they are easy to lose or misplace. These USB drives took their time in the industry and were once the most commonly used tool for data storage but they are being replaced as other better options are now made available.
Cloud accounts have become the more famous option as it outperforms all the other available data storage options. You don’t need to carry a portable drive with you while you move and all you need to remember is your ID and password (login credentials) of your cloud account. Hence, regardless of your location, you can access your data easily. But know that there is a doubt in the security offered by these cloud accounts as millions of user’s store their data on the clouds and managing their security is a bit hard objective to fulfil.
If you store data or information that is not confidential then you don’t need to sweat. However, if you are in possession of data that is confidential, you need to be very careful in dealing with these cloud accounts.
The best advice to password protect Google drive and folders is to rather use a cloud security software that would help you password protect files, folders, videos, audios, photos and more on your cloud storage pc account. This software would help you manage all your data quickly and would eliminate the risk factor involved in it as your data stays under the password protected layer.
The basic steps to password protect Google Drive and Dropbox folders are as follows:
First of all, install the software ‘Cloud Secure’ on your device and set a Master Password.
This software lets you protect multiple cloud accounts like Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and Box account.
Furthermore, login to your account to turn the protection ‘on’ for one or more cloud account(s).
Then, Cloud Secure will detect the previously installed cloud accounts on your device where you can either turn the protection on or off for one or more device(s).
Once you turn the protection ‘On’, it would get denoted by a ‘green’ colour while the insecure cloud accounts would be represented by a term ‘Dropbox is unlocked’.
Know that once the protection for any cloud account is on, you won’t be able to access them from its previous location (stored on your PC).
To access or view the files in the locked folder, tap on the ‘view’ button which would open the respective cloud account in a protected view.
Moreover, to lock all the cloud accounts, simply tap on the ‘lock all’ button.
There is an unlock button which can be used to unlock all the locked cloud accounts. Simply tap on the ‘unlock all’ cloud accounts to gain access to all the precisely locked cloud accounts.
Hence, we won’t be wrong to say that cloud storage is a relief and a necessity of the modern life and hard to live without. However, we have seen a lot of cases where users got blackmailed as they lost their data and had no options but to adhere to the demands. Therefore, it wouldn’t hurt if we take precautions and handle things in a more protective manner to make sure we do not have to regret it in the future.