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Windows 7: Standard User Can Access Admin's Files

29 Sep 2010   #1
simsandwhich

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 
Standard User Can Access Admin's Files

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate - and I've noticed that from a secondary standard account, users can access the admin's files (my files) from simply going into C:/users/xxx... or by accessing them from windows search.

I want to prevent this from happening - I've tried preventing access to my user folder, but it is still accessible from another account. Scouring Google hasn't brought me results either Can anyone help resolve this problem?


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29 Sep 2010   #2
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

have you given admin rights to the User account in qestion?
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29 Sep 2010   #3
simsandwhich

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
have you given admin rights to the User account in qestion?
No - as far as I'm aware this is just a standard account. They can't even install software.
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29 Sep 2010   #4
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Show us the "Security" tab of the folder in question?
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29 Sep 2010   #5
simsandwhich

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Sure. I'm assuming that the random assortment of numbers is the standard account in question, as it's the only other account there. The folder I'm concerned about is my entire account folder.


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29 Sep 2010   #6
BruBern

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Do you have a password set on your account?

For your screenshot can you click on advanced and take it again please.

When you are in file explorer in the Users folder is there a lock on your folder icon?
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