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Blocking Access To Certain Software On My Laptop


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#1 roavatodd

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 12:38 PM

Forgive me if this is listed in another posting, but a search didn't find what I was looking for.

I'm the administrator of a laptop that is used by one or two other people at work occassionaly. I have some software loaded that I do not want other users to see or access when they log on. How do I achieve that?

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 12:43 PM

assuming you are formatted NTFS.

right click on the folder in question
choose properties
click advanced button
encrypt

that should do it.
but do not forget your password

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 01:41 PM

Yes, but the program name still shows up in the list of programs for other users. I don't want them to even see the program.

Also, when I clicked on encrypt, I didn't have the option of assigning a password. I'm running XP Pro.


Thoughts?

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 01:48 PM

when you encrypt it only allows the user who encrypts it to view the files.

something like this
http://www.everstrike.com/

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 01:57 PM

Working on it right now. Looks like it's taking about two hours to encrypt the folder, subfolders and files. Wow....

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 02:06 PM

Working on it right now. Looks like it's taking about two hours to encrypt the folder, subfolders and files. Wow....

that sounds about right.
just make sure you don't lose the password for the account you used to encrypt.
Even if you reset the password through users and computers the information will be lost.

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 07:52 AM

Generally this is because the program is listed in the All Users profile (there's actually 2 profiles on your desktop - yours and the All Users)

Move the program references to your profile from the All Users profile. Then make your profile private (don't forget to write down the key!)

This will hide it from casual prying.
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