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Hiding Administrator's Programs From Other Users

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#1 roavatodd


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Posted 20 February 2007 - 11:25 AM

I am the administrator for my laptop computer. But other people borrow it for presentations and log in as users. I want to be able to keep other users of my laptop (running XP Professional SP2) from seeing the programs that I have in the C drive programs folder.

I've searched for answers for this but unable to find a way. I've seen resolutions on how to keep other users from opening folders/programs or running programs - but they can still SEE the folder. I don't even want them to see my program folders.

How can I achieve this?

Much thanks!

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#2 Orange Blossom

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 12:00 AM

See if this will work. Before you loan out the laptop, right click on the program files folder then click on properties. Near the bottom of the little window that pops up put a check mark by hidden. You can always reverse this when you get the laptop back.

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#3 Monty007


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Posted 21 February 2007 - 12:30 AM

Hi, you can make your programs hidden $ shares. Go to >control Panel>Adnin. Tools>then go to Computer Managment>shared Folders(double click)>right click shares>new file share. In folder to share >browse to the folder and on the next line put in the name of the folder e.g. (home)put a $ after it, home$. And then follow the prompts.

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