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Windows 7: Please help with my situation


05 Oct 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 
Please help with my situation

Hi

I am using Windows 7 Home. I've got some folders / files under a login that I want to set permission on them, so that they can be only read and copy, but not edited/modified/changed/deleted under that login or administrator password is needed.

I've got two logins. Admin and "user". I've been working and creating everything under the "user" account, as a result, the "owner" of the files/folders ( or "object") should be the "user". Do I have to change the "owner" of the "object" to Admin?
How to?

Any better solutions? Thank you!

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05 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Kenny1999, welcome to the windows 7 forum.

Setting the permissions to read and copy really won't stop someone from copying the file and putting it someplace else, then editing it as they wish on another machine.

Rich
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06 Oct 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
Kenny1999, welcome to the windows 7 forum.

Setting the permissions to read and copy really won't stop someone from copying the file and putting it someplace else, then editing it as they wish on another machine.

Rich


hi, thanks for the reply.

No no no... my situation is not that complicated and the file is not that confidential. I only use the same login with my VERY YOUNG kids, they like playing with the keyboard and mouse and clicking everywhere, I worry they 'accidentally' delete / edit / move away some of my files away. They can do lots of unexpected things.

To put it simply, I just don't want anyone using my login be able to delete / edit / modify / moved away any files under a particular folder(s) or administrative password is needed. It doesn't matter they read / copy it, that's no problem at all. As long as the files under that folders cannot be changed or modified... something

I am looking for official method. I don't want to employ a third party program while there is a perfect solution by windows 7

Thanks again
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06 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

How about removing or hiding the shortcut to Windows Explorer from the desktop?
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06 Oct 2012   #5

Win 8 duals Win 7 64bit
 
 

right, go to control panel > user accounts and family safety. Have your "user" password changed, make sure "user" is the administrator account and then create another account which is a standard account. Have your children use the standard account when booted into Windows.

Note that your important files must be stored under your account, which most likely is C:/Users/user/
And your children will play around under: C:/Users/StandardUser so that when they try to go to C:/Users/user then the computer will ask for the "user" pass which you changed.
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06 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Good Call Dorruk, after the explanation of the user/administrator stuff, your solutions is the best. As long as the kids don't guess the admin password..

Rich
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06 Oct 2012   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Hi all , I am the thread starter.


Um... although the situation is not that complicated, I've also simplified my explanation.

Or I should re-ask my question in this way. Let's forget about my kids. I just want to, under my current login, I can access the files (read/copy only) but no deletion / edit / modification / move of the files under a particular folder.

Is it possible?

I've got two logins for my windows 7. One is of adminstrative type and another is of standard (user) type. The files/folders I desire to "protect" are under standard (user) type. What is the algorithm of my solution then?
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06 Oct 2012   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dorruk View Post
right, go to control panel > user accounts and family safety. Have your "user" password changed, make sure "user" is the administrator account and then create another account which is a standard account. Have your children use the standard account when booted into Windows.

Note that your important files must be stored under your account, which most likely is C:/Users/user/
And your children will play around under: C:/Users/StandardUser so that when they try to go to C:/Users/user then the computer will ask for the "user" pass which you changed.
Currently I have two logins for my windows ('admin' and 'user) and most of my daily actions are done under 'user'. Can I simply move all those files to C:/user/administrator and set password for administrator account in order to achieve my goal?
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07 Oct 2012   #9

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Kenny, yes that would do it. Take ownership as the admin and move them to your my documents and the regular user won't (or shouldn't) be able to access or even see your documents directory. Making sure that you cut and paste or move them to the correct directory and take ownership. Set the security tab to only allow the admin to do anything with them.

Should work fine.

Rich
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07 Oct 2012   #10

Windows 7 Professional 32bit SP1
 
 

I use Easy File Locker (Freeware) to achieve what (I think) you're trying to also achieve. It works at folder level allowing you to control access, write, delete & visibility of the folder and it's contents. Have a look here
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