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Windows 7: How to make a folder accessible to only the Admin

09 May 2013   #1
Doubtingthomas

Windows 7 SP1 64
 
 
How to make a folder accessible to only the Admin

Clicking on the properties/security of the folder , I can add a list of standard users and then deny them access. But I want to go the reverse way. How can I allow folder access only to Myself as Admin. Later on even if I add a user , the user would be automatically debarred from accessing the folders.Thanks.


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09 May 2013   #2
texhnologic

Windows 8 Enterprise 32 bit
 
 

Try this:


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09 May 2013   #3
Doubtingthomas

Windows 7 SP1 64
 
 

@texhnologic ThankU for the detailed reply. How to get to the snap no 4. What did you click to get to that screen?
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10 May 2013   #4
texhnologic

Windows 8 Enterprise 32 bit
 
 

Click on step 3. (Add...) and write the username on the white place where step 4. is marked.
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10 May 2013   #5
Doubtingthomas

Windows 7 SP1 64
 
 

Sorry mate . Did not work... I ensured only the Admin name is added in the step 4. But I am able to open the folder thru a standard user. Something more is into it.....
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10 May 2013   #6
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Use the "Security" tab not the Sharing tab.
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11 May 2013   #7
Doubtingthomas

Windows 7 SP1 64
 
 

@logicearth , I am presently using the security tab to add users and then deny them the access to folders. That seems pretty primitive to me. Why not have only one user and give him the access. Since others do not find a mention , do not give access. Is this type of an arrangement possible. If so kindly state if possible with some pictorial representation. Thanks.
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11 May 2013   #8
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

You don't want users to have access you don't put them in the list. You do not need to deny them access if you just remove them entirely. Put the single user in the list and only that user will have access.
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14 May 2013   #9
Doubtingthomas

Windows 7 SP1 64
 
 

I am not able to remove user from the list
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14 May 2013   #10
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Do so from the "Advanced" control. Can access it from the Security and clicking on "Advanced". In some caces you will need to uncheck: "Include inheritable permissions from this object's parent" and select "Add" button when the dialog appears.
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