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Privacy for User Accounts?


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#1 rollanda

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 01:00 PM

I work from home on Windows XP professional. I get requests from family members occasionally to "use" my computer. While I don't mind that, I would like to know that I have some privacy regarding programs with information I want to stay private. Example: Guest account is what I use for "other" people. But when that opens my Quicken and Quickpayroll and Quickbooks icons are on the desktop. When opened they display employee payroll, personal banking information, etc. that I don't want viewed by just anyone. Is there any way to create a user account that when opened does not give access to these programs? Thank you for your help.

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 01:17 PM

With XP pro you should be able to lock down those executables with the security tab under properties

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 01:23 PM

Opppppps,


I forgot I had to turn off simple file sharing to take ownership of some nasty IE7 temp folders

Open my computer and go to tools, folder options, view, and uncheck simple file sharing
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Posted 30 August 2009 - 02:31 PM

Open My Computer, up at the top open tools, go down to folder options, then select the view tab at the top.

You should see simple file sharing, uncheck it and hit apply

You then have to reboot to get the security tab on an execuatble's properties

Personally I don't like someone I don't trust using my computer.

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 02:37 PM

Another option is just use the built in security features of quickbooks

http://payroll.intuit.com/support/kb/kbitem/1010906.html

Edited by DaChew, 30 August 2009 - 02:37 PM.

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