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How can I restrict local drive view from non Admin users?


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#1 V1K1NG

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:26 AM

I have two external drives on my PC.  I have younger users that some content would not be appropriate for.  Is there a way to limit what is accessible to them in My Computer?  Is there a way to choose what local drives may be viewed by specific users?

 

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#2 Anshad Edavana

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:37 AM

Hi

 

You can simply remove drive access permission by editing the security properties of the drive. To do this follow the instructions.

 

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2815-permissions-allow-deny-access-users-groups-windows-8-a.html

 

A ) Right click on the file, folder, or drive that you want to grant a user or group permissions for, and click on Properties.

In the Security tab, and click on the Edit button. (see screenshot below)


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B Select a user or group that you want to change the permissions for, then check  Deny boxes for all items. 

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C ) When finished, click on OK

D ) If prompted, click on Yes


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E ) Click on OK


Edited by Anshad Edavana, 07 May 2013 - 11:46 AM.


#3 V1K1NG

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:40 PM

So I did the above.  The odd thing is, the User Account for which I want to restrict permissions does not appear in the 'Group or user names:' list.

 

My list displays:

 

Everyone

Creator Owner

System


Edited by V1K1NG, 07 May 2013 - 10:43 PM.


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:50 PM

Hi

 

You can use the 'add' button to list other users in the permission editing window. The 'Eightforum' link i posted describes the steps in details however i will post the steps to avoid confusion.

 

1 )To Add a User or Group to Set Access Permissions of this Object for


A) Click on the Add button. (see screenshot below)



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B) Click on the Advanced button. (see screenshot below)


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C) Click on the Find Now button. (see screenshot below)


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D) At the bottom under the Name column, select a user (username) or group that you would like to set permissions of this object for, and click on OK. (see screenshot below)


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E) Click on OK. (see screenshot below)

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Now you will be able to see the 'limited user acount' in the users list.



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:13 AM

Uggh.  Sorry I was so focused on your post I forgot about the included link!  Thank you!






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