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Is there a way to remove the 'documents' and 'pictures' options from my personal folders. I have a work machine that I need to upload some files from but don't want to give that machine the option to access my personal documents and pictures.

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You could try Directory Encryption with encfs.

Encfs is an application that allows you to create encrypted directories, any file that is placed in such a directory will be encrypted. To open an encrypted directory you need a correct password.

Please refer to FolderEncryption for more details.

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Of course you already need to have access to that machine to even be able to get files. There are several methods in doing this...

  1. If both have USB use a stick.
  2. Get the files with scp from that machine to your machine or from your machine to that machine (scp {user}@{server-ip}:/{dir}/{dir}/{files}* .). We use this alot to update our software on a server.

Neither will allow anyone to see your system or your documents/picture folders.

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