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block user from accessing folder(s)?

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#1 lnepoe888


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Posted 07 June 2010 - 02:43 AM

I have several user accounts on a Windows 7 Machine.

What I want to do is deny access, or better yet hide the folders (even if show hidden files and folders is enabled) to certain folders for only one specific user.

How would I go about this?


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#2 bwest0703


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Posted 07 June 2010 - 07:30 AM

Hello Inepoe888 and Welcome to BC,

The only way I know of to be able to do what you are asking is by setting group policies. This is somewhat advanced, and usually done by IT tech's / admins, however if you Google "group policies Windows 7" you can find out a great deal about what it is, and if this is something you feel comfortable doing.

Couple of things worth noting:

1) Only works on Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional, or Enterprise to my knowledge. Will not work on Home Premium versions.

2) Must be admin.

Good Luck! :huh:
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#3 William Wilson

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 02:26 AM

hello, I just know one way, to change the status of the file into "hide", then it will be almost invisible from others only you can identify their locations.

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